SHORT AND SWEET:
Right now, I do not accept insurance. I bill on a sliding scale fee based on household income.
I realize that session fees are generally expensive, so please reach out if you are in a unique circumstance and we can find an agreement or alternative resources. I am more than happy to dialogue about it and consider the billing conversation an essential part of a meaningful, professional therapeutic relationship.
Annual Income Rate (60 min)
$150,001 + up $130
$132,001 - $150,000 $120
$114,001 - $132,000 $110
$96,001 - $114,000 $100
$80,001 - $96,000 $90
$64,001 - $80,000 $80
$45,001 - $64,000 $70
under $45,000 $60
If you have a special billing circumstance, please reach out and we can decide together the best way to move forward.
THE TRANSPARENT RATIONALE:
I searched my zip code in Bella Vista and the surrounding areas on PsychologyToday.com, one of the most common online therapist locators. I found 15 therapists listed in my area that had similar credentials to mine (Master's in Family Therapy, Social Work, or Professional Counseling and licensed under one of those titles). Only 9 of those therapists had their session costs listed, some of which accepted insurance, and some of which were on sliding scales—for those I took the middle price.
When I averaged all 9 therapists' rates, I got $131 per 50-minute session. When I was deciding how to set my prices, I wanted to be reasonable, yet charge something representative of both my profession and my training. Since I run on a 60-minute session schedule, I decided to set $130 for my high end and work down from there. To me, this feels reasonable to both my clients and professional pursuits.
Needless to say, I take my clients' time very seriously. Therapy can be expensive, and we'll only do what we think will be the quickest, most impactful way to bring about change.