Insurance and Fees

 

My standard fees are as follows:

  • 60-minute initial assessment and evaluation: $195
  • 45-minute session: $145
  • 60-minute session: $175
  • 60-minute individually tailored hypnosis sessions: $225
  • 120-minute quit smoking session: $395
  • 90-minute group therapy session: $60 per Session
  • Specialized workshops and seminars: Variable fees

If your insurance covers outpatient psychotherapy, I will gladly bill your insurance company and you will only be responsible for a copayment. Any fee that you are responsible for is due at the time services are rendered–and I accept both checks and credit cards.

The initial assessment and evaluation includes a full assessment of your presenting problem including identification of troubling emotions; your background including family relationships, relationship history and patterns in your life; identification of goals and intentions for therapy; an opportunity to clarify any questions you might have.

A 45-minute session is standard for most sessions and allows for an optimal amount of time to address your feelings and situation at a comfortable pace.

A 60-minute session is sometimes beneficial for couples in that it gives ample time to work with, and process out, certain exercises that I will have you do. Most insurance plans however only cover for a 45-minute session.

The fee for hypnotherapy is $225 per session. Each session is specifically designed for your unique situation or problem. Smoking cessation is a specialized service and is a proprietary approach where you will kick the habit in just one session. The cost for the Quit Smoking session is $395 and has a lifetime guarantee.

Specialized seminars are generally 1 to 2 hours in length and are focused on mastering certain techniques and processes that will make a difference to your on-going personal and relationship growth.

For many people, the cost and duration of therapy is often a factor in deciding whether to seek professional help. One of the prevailing beliefs about therapy is that it takes a long time to solve problems. For many problems and situations, that is simply not so. My approach is rapid and focused compared to some approaches which may take many months or years. Statistically, most people who seek help from me obtain substantial benefit within 6 to 12 sessions. It is not uncommon for some people to work through an issue in just a few sessions. Your individual situation may vary but this can give you a rough estimate on your total cost of therapy.

Another factor that many people consider when seeking help is the unpredictability of the therapy process. If I invest the time and money, will I get the results I am looking for? Therapy, for the most part, does make a positive difference in people’s lives (Consumer Reports study, 1995). If there is any one factor that results in the success of therapy it is your commitment to the process and to the accomplishment of your individual goals. I cannot guarantee results but I can guarantee that I will give you my total attention and energy to the betterment of your situation. I am confident that you will discover new possibilities for health and happiness once you discover its source, and that source is within you.

If you have any further questions please call or email me and I will be glad to discuss your situation further to see how we might work together.