If you need to cancel an appointment, we request that you do so at least 24 hours in advance. Counseling with a Purpose, PLLC will charge $35 for clients who no-show for appointments or who cancel sessions less than 24 hours in advance.
Individuals who miss two consecutive appointments will be placed in inactive status.
What Can I Expect from Therapy?
Ideally, clients will agree to conduct sessions weekly. As therapy progresses sessions will be scheduled every other week or on a monthly basis, as therapy goals are met. Although outcomes and the purpose for therapy vary, individuals can expect to make desired changes within 6-10 weeks and couples within 10-18 weeks.
Initial Sessions/ Clinical Assessment- $210.00
45-55 minute Individual Counseling-$95.00-$185
60 Minute Group Therapy- $50
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not sent notification at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay a $75 no show fee, unless my agreement with your insurance company does not allow this. Any client who cancels more than twice without sufficient notice may be seen on a walk-in only basis. As emergencies and accidents happen from time to time, the first missed appointment will not be charged.
Payment is due at the end of each session. Cash, check, Pay Pal or VISA and Mastercard are accepted.
While between session phone calls may be necessary at times, after 20 minutes, you will be charged the same fee as an office visit on a pro rated basis.
Some services may be covered in-full or in-part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Ultimately you, the client are responsible for any unpaid balances. Please contact your benefits department in as the following questions:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
Is this provider in-network for my insurance?
If not, do I have out-of-network benefits?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Must I have a mental health diagnosis to qualify for reimbursement
We believe that It is important for anyone in need to have access to counseling services, if you have financial concerns, please speak with us about this. Sliding scale fees are available for individuals, families, earning below $45,000 annually.
What forms do I need prior to my first session?
Intake packets will be completed via an online Client Portal. This will be emailed to you following the scheduling of your initial session. All forms a required to be completed before the initial session can occur. If you elect to engage in couples or family counseling, each person attending therapy must complete an intake packet. If computer access is limited, please alert us. We will explore alternative ways to complete the required paperwork.
Medical Record Request
A charge of up to $25.88 may be collected for administrative costs. In addition fees for copying documents ($0.97 per page) will be accessed.
Fees for writing letters
charges range from $46.25-$185 for documents, varying by document type. Records requests are $0.75 per page, plus postage. With a $10 minimum.
Attendance in Court
A retainer of $1000 is due in advance. If a subpoena or notice to meet attorney(s) is received without a minimum of 48-hour notice there will be an additional $250 “express” charge. Also, if the case is reset with less than 72 business hours notice, then the client will be charged $500 (in addition to the retainer of $1000).
Good Faith Estimate
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” of expected charges.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises