Do something that your
future self will thank you for.
-Sean Patrick Flanery
Therapy can be a significant financial commitment.
It’s also a way for you to grow, heal, and create
the life you’ve always wanted…
which is also significant.
You’ve made the decision. It’s time to go to therapy.
You’re ready to start building a life that only existed in your imagination.
As a mindfulness and solution-focused therapist,
I am locked-in on your goals and listen to your pain,
struggles, and concerns with a monk-like focus.
This way, you can get the help you need and
move on to the brighter future you’ve been dreaming of.
Most of my clients begin to see change
and experience a measure of relief within as little as four sessions.
Through our collaboration,
therapy usually lasts between 3-4 months (12-16 sessions).
Here are some ways that I am able to help
you make a difference in your life in a short period of time:
Creating objective and measurable therapeutic goals.
Helping you to understand who you really are.
Allowing you to steer the ship.
You’re the captain now.
You have the solutions within you, and I help you to find them.
Therapy can also be similar to taking care of your car.
Sometimes you bring your car to the shop because there is
some crazy screeching sound like a velociraptor disciplining her young,
and sometimes you bring it in for routine maintenance.
You can bring your car into the shop (therapy) whenever you think it’s necessary.
Out of Pocket Investment
I offer what's called a sliding scale.
My scale is $75-$175 per 55-minute session.
What that means when you work with me
is that I let you pick whatever rate works best for you.
Any number in that range is an automatic "Yes" from me.
No questions asked.
No proof of income needed.
You get the same great help, regardless of the rate you choose.
The higher the rate you choose,
the more I'm able to offer a lower rate to those who need it.
Let's find a rate that works for you.
I do not participate with or accept insurance at this time.
Insurance companies dictate therapeutic decisions
like requiring a diagnosis for reimbursement, the type of treatment performed,
and the frequency and number of sessions allowed.
Because of this, I have decided not to have corporations
decide the level of care that I can give.
This allows me to focus on you and provide you with the very best care
I possibly can without being controlled by insurance companies.
By waving good-bye to insurance, you have the
highest level of privacy and flexibility regarding your mental health.
Insurance only covers face-to-face sessions (and a limited number at that),
whereas I am able to communicate with you over the phone, through text,
through email, and even online for extra support between sessions.
Since we don’t have to go through insurance,
I don’t have to provide a clinical mental health diagnosis,
allowing me to keep your records completely confidential and secure.
Your permanent health record will not have a diagnosis listed,
and no one will ever know that you’ve been or
are in therapy unless you decide to tell them.
Still want to try to get reimbursed through insurance?
I am happy to provide you with a superbill, any receipts, or
any other documentation that may aid you in getting your reimbursement.
Just keep in mind, this will require that I give you a diagnosis
that will go on your permanent health record.
So What Are My Options?
If the cost of counseling seems to be out of reach, consider the following:
Use pre-tax dollars. In most cases, you can use your Health Savings or Flexible Spending Account to pay for therapy. Please check the details of your account before getting started.
Check if you or your spouse’s employer has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is an employee benefit that allows anywhere from 1-8 sessions, and the employer pays the bill for the sessions. This is a great way to get started with therapy. Keep in mind, if you choose to continue therapy after your approved sessions, you will be responsible for payment.
Speak with your tax preparer to see if you could deduct therapy expenses from your taxes as an out-of-pocket health expense.
Therapy is an investment in yourself, your relationships, your life. It may be helpful to consider the short-term financial cost of therapy compared to the long-term emotional cost of NOT getting the help you desire.
The benefits will far outweigh the costs.