Our standard rate is $120 for a 50 min session.
Rates for psychological evaluation or assessment vary.
Scholarships are available on a limited basis to reduce fees for clients who have need. To inquire about scholarships or learn more about psychological evaluation and assessment, contact us, send us an email, or call 515-421-8250.
We accept cash, check and all major credit cards at the time of service.
We are an out-of-network provider, as we believe this provides our clients with the best possible services, confidentiality and freedom.
There are many implications of using insurance in mental health treatment, some of which include:
- Insurance companies are only concerned with (and only reimburse for) issues of “medical necessity.” This is a very limited scope of treatment and our goals are much broader. Our clients come to therapy for many reasons.
- “Medical necessity” implies that, in order for insurance to consider treatment necessary and reimburse for treatment, a mental illness diagnosis is REQUIRED. Many of our clients experience depression, anxiety, trauma, and other sufferings, but that doesn’t mean they are mentally ill. Many of these conditions are temporary responses to life situations that are out of their control and they are coming to therapy to learn skills and coping mechanisms, so that these conditions no longer hold them back from living according to their values.
- Your mental health diagnoses, treatment plan, your response to treatment and potentially your full client record and notes become a part of your permanent medical record. There are many times in life where you may need to authorize others to access your permanent medical record; perhaps in applying for a job, applying for a security clearance, applying for health or life insurance, working in any military or government operation, running for political office, holding certain positions in your church or community, etc.
- Insurance claims and reimbursement processing go through many, many hands, which results in a loss of confidentiality. The average insurance claim is touched by 14(!) people as it passes through processing. Again, this can include way more information than just your diagnoses – it can include the full documentation and progress notes of your treatment.
- For every diagnoses, insurance companies use matrices to determine the allowed number of sessions, length of treatment and treatment plan that is approved for reimbursement. Ultimately, neither you or your therapist is in control. One size fits all approaches to treatment from a third party are never going to be as successful as your therapist partnering with you directly to develop a treatment plan that meets your goals and your success criteria.
These are just a few of the reasons we do not participate in insurance networks and why our clients prefer to self-pay. It puts them in control of what goes on their medical record as well as allows us to work together in therapy on more than just “medical necessity.” Our goal is to go beyond just simply alleviating symptoms and work with people to live more fully according to their values.