Rates & Policies
- FREE 15 min phone consultation
- $120 Initial Session (60 min)
- $120 Ongoing sessions (50 – 55 min)
- $50.00 for 30 min check in (established clients only who are on a maintenance plan)
I am not paneled with any insurance companies and am private pay only. I approach mental health treatment from a holistic and wellness perspective that is not dependent on insurance companies who often dictate treatment. As a private pay therapist, I do not have to assign you a diagnosis of a mental illness or release any medical records unless you request one or I receive a court order to do so. As a client of a private pay therapist, you have full control over your own treatment options including what therapist you use, length of therapy, frequency, etc. You also have a right to choose a different provider who is included in your healthcare plan.
Reimbursement from Insurance
Some clients have chosen to pursue insurance reimbursement, or out of network benefits, for sessions. To find out if you have out of network benefits you can call the number on the back of your insurance card and speak to someone in customer service. If so, I can provide you with a monthly statement called a superbill to possibly get reimbursed. If you choose to utilize your out of network benefits, please be aware that you are allowing your insurance company to have access to your mental health treatment and will require a diagnosis from me (see statement above).
How is Payment Accepted?
Payments are made via credit card on our secure online portal. When you complete your intake paperwork you will also complete a credit card authorization form. Credit cards are automatically charged after each session is complete.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand (when you receive a text reminder). Otherwise, you will be charged for the full rate of the session. Appointments cancelled or rescheduled with more than 24-hours notice will not be charged.
No Surprises Act & Good Faith Estimate
Effective January 01, 2022 a new ruling went into effect called the “No Surprises Act,” which aims to prevent medical bankruptcy and surprise billing by healthcare providers. Licensed healthcare providers are required to provide a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services.
- You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
Your intake paperwork will include a Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit
www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 368-1019
Social Media Policy
Ethical guidelines and codes prohibit “friending” between the client and therapist on any social media platform in order to preserve the therapeutic relationship. You may choose to follow JB Counseling LLC’s Facebook page for any updates, resources, blogs, or tips at your own discretion. Since the page is used for informational purposes only there will be no interacting between therapist and client. If you need to get in touch with me please utilize the phone or secure messaging on the online portal.
Any Other Questions
Your intake paperwork will include further policies and procedures. Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!