Fees & Insurance
I understand the pain of sticker shock and I know how expensive therapy can seem. I also know that you, your wellbeing, and your mental health are priceless.
In all of my work with you, I strive for honesty and openness. I know that seeking therapy can be anxiety-provoking and I want finances to be one less thing you are wondering about.
Information about my fees, insurance, and my policy regarding missed appointments can be found below.
– 75 minutes
Clients can cancel or reschedule an appointment anytime, as long as they provide 48-hours notice, at https://kindred-counseling.clientsecure.me
If you cancel an appointment with less than 48-hours notice or fail to show up, you will be charged for the full appointment fee.
This cancellation policy is really important for my counseling practice because it ensures that I am able to best serve my clients in an efficient way. I have a wait list of people hoping to become clients when I have a spot open, so it is helpful to have enough time to fill the missed appointment slot if/when there is a cancellation.
For all of my clients, I reserve a full hour of my time for the session and clinical notes. If a client cancels with less than a full 48-hour notice, I won’t be able to fill that time slot, and I’ll lose an entire hour from my work schedule.
I want you to know that my cancellation policy in not a penalty or a punishment. It is a boundary for both of us to be respectful of each other’s time and commitments.
I’m never upset with clients when they miss an appointment. I know that’s life. In return, my clients understand that scheduling an appointment with me is reserving my time for them only, and that other clients also are trying to find times to be seen. As with all of my policies, we will talk about this during your first appointment to clear up any questions or concerns.
Let’s Talk about Insurance …
I am an Out of Network provider, meaning I do not contract with health insurance companies. If you are eligible for out of network benefits, you may be able to be reimbursed for my services from your health insurance.
If you’ve come this far and are super bummed about this news – I get it. I put a lot of thought into this decision and I want to be transparent about why I’ve chosen not to contract with insurance:
Privacy & Confidentiality
Conflicts of Interest
Diagnosis & Stigma
Additionally, this viewpoint goes against my belief that therapy can be beneficial even when not in times of crisis. For example, I view it as a sign of extreme strength to seek counseling for personal goals. I believe one can improve their quality of life through examining their communication patterns, family dynamics, coping skills, and self-care. The hard work of growth almost always leads to deepened relationships with others and yourself. This then positions therapy as a means of prevention, rather than survival.