While many therapists bill health insurance companies for payment, I do not. Each time we have a session, you pay me directly. Some clients submit their therapy payment receipts to their health insurance company, and are able to receive reimbursement. I am happy to provide you with a written bill upon request.
I offer a sliding scale fee of $120-$170 per session for individuals and couples. The actual fee is determined through discussion between you and me. Group fees vary depending upon the structure of the group and the time allotted.
I also offer a 30-minute 'Discovery Session' free of charge by phone or video conference, giving you the opportunity to discuss what you are seeking and to ask questions about how I might support you. This gives both of us an opportunity to explore whether we might be a good fit to work together. Please feel free to indicate your interest on the Contact page or call me at (413) 424-3818.
Why do I offer a sliding scale? In my experience - both as a therapist and as a client - the matter of money is usually a germane part of our overall life circumstance. When an investment in the form of time, energy, and finances is appropriately determined, the return is far greater. I believe the fee set should be enough of a stretch that it represents the value of the exchange when placed in the larger context of one’s life. Conversely, the fee should not be out-of-reach.
Payment may be made by cash, check, or credit card for in-person sessions. Phone sessions or video conferencing may be paid with credit card. Payments may also be made through Paypal when arranged prior to the session.