Rates for session are $100 for one 50-55 minute session (a "therapeutic hour"). One exception to this is the first session. The first session is double the cost of your agreed-upon rate.
The therapeutic hour is less than one solid hour to account for updating notes, mentally decompressing, a bathroom break here and there, and preparing for future clients.
Why is the first session more expensive?
There's a few reasons that are intertwined. First and foremost, it takes more time and effort to get new clients set up with the client portal and new forms.
Secondly (and related to the first point) is that the forms cost, due to copyrighting, so we lessen that cost by accounting for it.
The third and final reason is that your counselor spends time before your first session reading your intake forms and starting to think about a treatment plan (just thoughts, nothing set in stone at that point). Ultimately, the first session really takes about two hours - one of those hours is all behind the scenes work, and the other is full engaged, face-to-face work.
Insurance and Insurance Reimbursement
As of right now, The Counseling Hub does not accept insurance as an in-network provider. The Counseling Hub does, however, provide out-of-network reimbursement, which is also referred to as a superbill. These superbills are really just a bill for services you've received and paid for. They have all of the information that your insurance company will need to consider reimbursing you for said services. The Counseling Hub, however, doesn't have any control over whether or not you are eligible for reimbursement. If you do have insurance, you can call your insurance company and ask if they reimburse for out-of-network providers. If so, then I can provide you with the proper paperwork for insurance reimbursement.
The Counseling Hub offers sliding scale rates. The sliding scale is based on gross annual household income. When we say 'household,' we, literally, mean all the people in your home (barring those who aren't responsible for bills). We offer sliding scales upon request. Please make sure to ask when you contact us for setting up your first session.
If you don't have insurance, don't want to think about superbills, and don't want to ask about a sliding scale, then you should head over to Open Path. It's a one-time fee to join, but then you get to choose a counselor in your area at a reduced rate. It's user friendly and just another option for you.