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Counseling Fees

 

Service Renee's Fees Moraya's Fees John's Fees
Standard 50-minute session $150 $130 $130
Extended 80-minute session $200 $165 $165
Intake(first session) $175 $155 $155

 

Fees are due at the end of each session. Cash, personal checks and debit/credit cards are accepted.

Cancellation policy: If you need to postpone or cancel an appointment, we request that you let us know 24 hours in advance. Segal Psychotherapy reserves the right to charge for no-shows or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.

Do you accept insurance?

We are out of network providers with insurance companies which means that we do not bill insurance companies directly. Your counseling services may be eligible for reimbursement through out-of-network benefits, medical spending or health care savings accounts. Health insurance plans and benefits vary. Check with your insurance provider about reimbursement for your counseling services.

Reasons to Pay Privately or “Out of Pocket”

Private paying clients choose not to involve insurance companies in their mental health care. Their counseling is not limited by the diagnosis, treatment plan or session limits that health insurance companies dictate. Insurance companies often limit the number of sessions and even the type of therapy. Many insurance companies do not cover couples/relational or family therapy.

To have therapy services covered under insurance, a mental health diagnosis must be made. This then becomes a part of your permanent health care record. This may lead to limitations such as denial for quality life insurance or health insurance later on. Additionally, since a mental health diagnosis must be made to obtain reimbursement, the insurance company has to know a lot of information about you to be covered. The insurance company can review all of your records at their discretion.

By paying privately or out of pocket, I can assure private pay clients of the highest degree of privacy, flexibility and control of their mental health record allowed by Minnesota state law, since my records are exempt from insurance reporting and random compliance audits. Our work is off record.

In addition, many insurance companies require a deductible to be met before they start paying, so you may be paying out of pocket anyway.

We will work collaboratively to decide how often to attend therapy and you decide what you want to focus on. You have the control, not the insurance company.