Sessions are typically 50 minutes, and my fee is $200. If the rate is more than you can afford, I usually have several adjusted cost slots available. If we are not able to find a rate that works for you, I will be happy to refer you to an excellent low-cost counseling center.
Regarding insurance, I do not work directly with providers, but can deliver a monthly statement of services rendered (a superbill) that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. It is recommended that you contact your insurance provider prior to our first session if you are seeking third-party reimbursement and ask the following questions:
- What percentage of my bill will be covered for services obtained from an out-of-network provider?
- How many sessions will be covered per calendar year?
- What is my deductible?
- What is my co-payment?
Chris Thomas, MA, MFT – License #78020–California.