Counseling 101: Paying for Therapy

The are two typical routes when paying for therapy - paying out of pocket (also called private pay), and utilizing insurance. There are pros and cons to both methods, but one thing they have in common is that they can be confusing to figure out. If you’re not sure what all of it means, you are not alone.

I put together this helpful flowchart that covers the various steps you’ll need to take:

My hope is that you will feel empowered and informed to make the best decision for yourself about how you will pay for therapy. For more information on my fees and policies, please visit my website. If you’d like learn more about why therapy tends to be so expensive, check out this article. As always, if have any questions or feedback, feel free to contact me at any time.