Initial Counseling Intake (60-90 minutes): $150
Play Therapy Session (50 -55 minutes): $90
Individual Counseling Session (50-55 minutes): $90
Family Counseling session (50-55 minutes): $120
**Please note a No Show/ Cancellation within 24 hours will result in a $50.00 fee for professional time reserved.
If you feel like you cannot afford the full cost of the session, we collaborate with Open Path, a nonprofit organization aiming to provide affordable mental health services to all individuals. We have a select number of spots available monthly for Open Path clients. Please visit https://openpathcollective.org/ for more information on signing up with Open Path.
If you need services and cannot afford this, please let us know. If we can’t find a rate that is comfortable for you, we can refer you for help that might be more affordable.
At Skylight Counseling, we follow the Social Workers Code of Ethics to helps guide our practice. The Code of Ethics addresses payment for services here:
“When setting fees, social workers should ensure that the fees are fair, reasonable, and commensurate with the service performed. Consideration should be given to the client’s ability to pay. Social workers elevate service to others above self-interest. Social workers draw on their knowledge, values, and skills to help people in need and to address social problems. Social workers are encouraged to volunteer some portion of their professional skills with no expectation of significant financial return (pro bono service).”
“Clinical social workers shall establish a fee structure when in independent private practice or utilize the fee structure of the agency in which they are working. All fees and procedures for payment shall be discussed with the client at the beginning of treatment; to minimize misunderstanding, it is useful to present these policies in writing as well. This discussion should include the use of insurance reimbursement and how it will be handled; charges for missed or canceled appointments, vacations, and collateral contacts; and any other financial issues. Clinical social workers shall not refuse service to clients solely because the clients are not covered by insurance.”
“Billing procedures shall be included in the original discussion and clients’ accounts shall be maintained according to acceptable accounting methods, with all bills and receipts provided on a regular and timely schedule. Clinical social workers shall discuss overdue accounts with clients and make every effort to avoid accrual of debt. When it is clear to a client and clinician that, for whatever reason, the client can no longer afford to pay for treatment, a mutually acceptable alternative plan for compensation or an orderly and appropriate termination or referral shall be instituted. Nothing in this standard shall be construed to rule out an individual clinician’s decision to provide services on a pro bono basis.”
Source: National Association of Social Workers.
Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
I’d recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
- Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
- Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
- Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
- Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
I accept cash, check and all major credit cards as forms of payment.
No Show/ Cancellation within 24 hours will result in a $50.00 fee for professional time reserved.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!