FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I expect in the first session?
Once you arrive, we will invite you in, and introduce ourselves. We have some basic information that we have to go over including the limits of confidentiality and then we spend some time getting to know you and orient ourselves to the issue at hand. Usually the first session focuses on getting information from you and clarifying therapeutic goals and objectives.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance at this time; however, we can provide you with an invoice containing all of the information often required by insurance companies so that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
I am a parent. Should I be there for the first session?
For children younger than 13, most of our therapists require an initial parent session without your child present. This is so that the therapist can gague fit, ensure that the presenting issue is clearly defined, and develop some connection with you as a parent.
How much does counseling cost per session?
Counseling sessions last 50-60 min. per session. Rates vary depending on the therapist, licensure level, and location. Present rates are as follows:
LPCs, $100-$120 / therapeutic hour
LPC Associates, $65 / therapeutic hour
Practicum Students $45 / therapeutic hour
Are there extra fees for court-related cases?
Court-related cases often involve a variety of duties that require therapists to commit time outside of their working hours. Due to this additional time requirement, all court-related work that takes place outside of the therapeutic hour will be billed at a rate double that of the therapist's standard rate. Exmaple tasks may include, but are not limited to:
- Phone conferences with amicus attorneys and/or parents,
- Court-related document preparation,
- Travel time due to court appearance,
- Emails and correspondence
Some of our more frequently asked questions.