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Fees

THERAPY SESSIONS

All individual and family therapy sessions last 50 minutes. Please read my community support fee section to understand why my fees might seem high.

MICHIGAN

Individual Sessions: $275 per session

Family sessions: $325 per session

 

*please note that I am unable to work with people in the Detroit Metro area at this time. 

NEW YORK

Individual Sessions: $350 per session

Family sessions: $400 per session

*New York has higher session fees because they have a higher minimum wage. 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT FEE

My full rate includes my community fee supports. This means that some people over a certain income level pay more than what I might charge as my actual rate so that I can offer more slots to lower income people. This is based of a community model, where although we might not know each other personally, we are of the similar mind set that we want to help out where we can and for some that is financially.

FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS -

Due to haveing a higher fee for community support most people who are interested in therpy with me will be asked to fill out a financial aide sheet to determine their individual session fee, which is based on your income(s) and some certain exspenses.

Out of Network Benefits

I do not take insurance (see below for why). If you have out of network benefits, your insurance might cover all or some of your fees for therapy. Please feel free to ask me about this and I can send you a list of questions to ask your insurance.

INSURANCE

Why do I and a lot of other therapists do not take insurance? I want to be transparent about this.

 

Here is how insurance companies can negatively impact the client:

·      They can have access to all of your notes. Even the people answering the phones.

·      They get to decide your treatment. Meaning they can say that they will only cover “x” amount of sessions, even if you and I feel like that is not enough.

·      They can also decide later that they feel you no longer need treatment and stop covering your sessions at anytime.

 

Here is how insurance companies can negatively impact the therapist:

·      Insurance companies bottom line is to save money, meaning they want to pay out as little as possible. This often means therapists go months without being paid at all even while seeing a client weekly.

·      Not only do therapists have to spend hours filling out paperwork to get paid, they often have to spend hours on the phone fighting to get paid.

·      Also, if a therapist does get paid, an insurance company can come back, retroactively, and say we don’t think this client needed this treatment and require the therapist to pay back all of the money they received from the insurance company.

Unfortunately, because I cannot afford to hire a biller to do all of this work for me and due to my own cognitive disabilities, I am unable to have the bandwidth to take on these insurance companies. ​

*I understand that some people absolutely have to use insurance. If you are struggling to find someone feel free to still email me and I will see if I can help you find a therapist that works for you and takes your insurance.

I offer a 15% reparation discount to Black and Indigenous individuals and families.