How Much Does a Counselor Cost? Pricing, Fees, and InsuranceCounseling fee information, and other "get started" information.
Counseling Cost and Other “Get Started” Information – LifePaths Counseling Center
Thank you for your interest in working with us. We understand that often the first question on a person’s mind when they consider counseling is, “How much does a counselor cost?”
Our fee is $125 per session. Sessions are 45-50 minutes. You’ll find that our fees are below average for our area, in particular when you are looking for counselors with as many years of experience as our counselors have.
EMDR sessions are typically 75-90 minutes in length and an EMDR counseling cost is priced according to the total time of the session (a 75 minute session is one and a half times the usually session time, and would be $187.50).
For payment, we take all major credit cards as well as check or cash.
There are a limited number of reduced fee slots available in our practice. If this is something you need, please let us know when you contact us.
Director, Cathy Wilson, is not currently taking new clients.
Hours and Making Appointments
Our counselors work by appointment, and most appointments are between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We have counselors that can offer appointments every day of the week including during the weekend.
If you need a Saturday or Sunday appointment or very early or late hours, it helps if you include the time and day you need for appointments when you contact us.
At this time, we are not “in network” with any insurance carriers. We can offer you a receipt with all the appropriate codes (a “super bill”), which allows you to submit a claim yourself.
We do not bill insurance companies directly and we are happy to discuss our reasons for this with you in more detail; essentially we prefer to maintain as much confidentiality as we can in caring for our clients. Billing an insurance company directly may require that we share more information about your care than you are comfortable with, and may have unexpected consequences.
Our Approach in Counseling/Therapy
Each counselor offers mental health counseling services for individuals (including teens), couples, and families.
We provide therapy for many different types of life situations. You can search our site for a specific topic and find pages that go into some detail about that topic and/or the way we approach that topic in counseling. There are also a number of documents you can download from our site on topics such as coping skills, communication skills and much more. You can find a link to our downloads page at the bottom of every page of this website at the link titled “Forms & Downloads.” If you don’t see what you are looking for, please call. We really are happy to answer any question you have or help you get to the resources you need.
Being comfortable with a counselor is one of the most important factors in whether counseling will be successful for you or not. We strive to have each person we talk to feel that they are getting compassionate and non-judgmental support at LifePaths. Three things guide us in helping you to overcome the issues that have brought you here: building resilience, improving well-being, and bringing positive change to your life.
We will work together to discover:
- Effective strategies towards improvement
- Practical skills for coping with and managing life events and stressful situations
- Insight into yourself and the past, present, and future of your life
- And most important, we work very hard to help you restore your natural sense of hope, balance, and peace of mind.
We hope to hear from you soon!