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 $100-$150 per session for individuals. 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.