Therapy: Expensive, or Valuable?

I understand that of the biggest obstacles to starting therapy is finances.

Unless you're reaching out for help because you have so much money you don't know what to with it (which is unlikely), I'm guessing you're on a tight budget and don't have significant amounts of discretionary funds lying around.

I know how hard this can be. I've been there myself and understand the decision to either pay for therapy or pay for other important priorities.

Therapy is an Investment in YOU

This is the place for you to experience life-changing healing and growth for your future.

Unlike most of the other investments you will make, therapy is the one place you will experience changes that will follow you for a lifetime. As you start to experience the changes in your life that you are longing for, you will realize how valuable the process is. 

Therapy is Not Forever

Starting from our very first conversation, we are going to be talking about when you think you'll be ready to be DONE coming to therapy. We are going to begin with the end in mind, so that we don't waste any time getting there.

If you begin therapy ready to work hard, you will achieve your goals faster and will start living the life you want to live much sooner. This means you might have to shift some of your financial or scheduling priorities for now, but it also means you will have more time during the rest of your life to enjoy your life, your marriage, and your other hopes and dreams.

Most the time, when I see clients weekly for a period of 3-4 months, I find that they build the most momentum and get the most value for their time and money. 

Your life is worth so much - don't let finances shortchange you from the peaceful, confident life you are capable of living. 

 

Insurance:

I am in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • BlueCross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Aetna

I am also able to bill other insurance companies on an out-of-network basis:

  • PacificSource
  • Moda

Though the fees might be higher with an out-of-network provider, they may not be as high as you expect. Let me know if you'd like to me check your benefits and we can discuss your options.

 

Out of pocket?

There are some advantages to paying out of pocket for therapy. In some cases, it might be your only choice. Remember that you need to have a diagnosis in order to bill your insurance for services, and this diagnosis will be on your medical record forever. 

I have several sliding scale/scholarship appointment openings that might make this option more affordable for you. Please ask me if this is something you're interested in.

My standard fee is $115 per 55-minute session.