Fees & Payment
- Initial Consultation
I offer a free 15-minute consultation by phone to speak briefly about your reasons for seeking therapy and to answer any questions you may have about my services. We can also make arrangements for a first appointment at this time.
I charge the same fee for other professional services you may need. Other services might include, but are not limited to, telephone consultations lasting longer than 15 minutes and preparation of records or treatment summaries. I will pro-rate the cost if I work for periods of less than 45 minutes.
I periodically raise my fee proportionate to professional rates, standards, and cost-of-living increases with reasonable advance notice.
- Insurance & Payment
I am an in-network provider for PreferredOne and out-of-network for most other insurance companies. As an out-of-network provider, my practice operates on a fee-for-service basis, which means I do not deal directly with your insurance company. I will provide you with a receipt for services, which you may be able to submit to your insurance for out-of-network reimbursement.
Payment for services (including copays, deductibles, and coinsurances) is an important part of any professional relationship. Unless we make other specific arrangements, payment for my services is due at each session. I accept payment by check, cash, or credit card. You may also be able to pay directly with your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) card. Please contact your insurance company or benefits administrator prior to our initial meeting to confirm eligibility.
Please note that it is always your responsibility to pay our full agreed upon fee for services at the time they are rendered, regardless of your insurance arrangements.
Chad T. Allen, MA, LPC
Therapist for Individuals & Couples