Fees, Payments & Insurance
I recognize that therapy can be a substantial commitment of time and money. I encourage clients to consider that commitment as an investment in a future with lower health costs, legal costs, or costs related to reactive or compulsive behaviors.
Please note that I generally do not reduce my fee for couples counseling based on the effort required to adequately care for two people and the relationship itself all at once.
Call or email me any time to discuss my fees, my approach to therapy, and my availability.
Payments are due at the time of each session. I accept payments in the form of cash, check, or credit card.
If paying by check, please make it payable to “Growing Together Counseling.” Returned checks will be considered outstanding until all session fees as well as bank charges have been paid in full. Future counseling sessions may be put on hold until the full balance is paid, and all future payments will need to be made in cash or by credit card.
Please note that there is a 2.75% processing fee for credit card payments based on what I am charged by Square. I am set up to take HSA cards through Square for those who would like to use them. I typically do not keep credit card information on file because of the higher processing fee from Square and due to the potential security risk.
Insurance Coverage (Out of Network only)
I am not in-network with any insurance panels. However, if you have out-of-network benefits, you may be reimbursed a portion of the fee by submitting a “superbill” (a fancy receipt that contains required insurance information). Please check with your plan provider about the reimbursement rate for the type of counseling in which you are engaging (couples/family, individual, group). Please note that some insurance companies do not provide coverage for family or couples counseling. Those that do will not cover the relationship as the client; therefore, one person will need to be identified as the client with a diagnosis.
Also, please be aware that any insurance forms submitted will include diagnosis and procedure codes. These will be on record with the insurance company, and you should factor that into your decision on whether to file for out-of-network reimbursement.