Fees

Initial Phone Consultation

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C.H.E.R.I.I.S.H. Counseling offers a free initial 20 minute phone consultation. This opportunity allows you and our therapists to explore goals for therapy and determine whether our approach is the best fit for you. If we determine that another approach would best support your needs, we will refer you to another provider. Visit our therapists’ pages to schedule your initial phone consultation.

Individual and Family Therapy

Sessions for individual and family therapy typically last 55 minutes. Due to differences in licensing and services provided, rates vary between our therapists. Please visit Bethaney Clark’s and Alycia’s Smith’s individual profiles for additional information. Reduced rates may be available.

Group Therapy

Group length and rates vary depending on the specific group that is offered. Groups typically run for 90 minutes and rates range from $50-$75 per session. Visit our Groups page for additional information.

Payments and Cancellations

Payment: Payment is due at the time of service. C.H.E.R.I.I.S.H. Counseling currently accepts cash, check, or major credit cards.

Cancellations: If you miss a scheduled session and have not cancelled with at least 24 hours notice, you will be charged a cancellation fee.

Insurance

Alycia Smith is an in-network provider with BCBS. Our therapists are out-of-network providers with all other insurance carriers. However, even as out-of-network providers, they can provide options for you to seek possible reimbursement directly from your insurance carrier.

The following questions may be helpful to discuss with your insurance carrier:

  • Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits? What are my out-of-network benefits?
  • Can I receive reimbursement for working with an out-of-network provider?
  • Do I have a deductible that must be met? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
  • What percentage of cost is covered by my benefits once my deductible is met?
  • How many sessions are covered per calendar year?
  • Do I need written approval or a referral from my primary care physician for services to be covered?

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Requesting reimbursement from your insurance provides some obvious benefits, such as your out-of-pocket cost may be reduced. There can also be some drawback to using insurance for your care: Insurance companies request information about your treatment, which may reduce your privacy, they require that a mental health diagnosis is provided, and they may also limit the number of sessions that are eligible for reimbursement. C.H.E.R.I.I.S.H. Counseling encourages you to explore your options and decide what the best fit is for you.