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.
My fee for individual psychotherapy and couples counseling is $150 per 45-minute session or $185 per 55-minute session. Fees for services such as written reports, extensive between-session telephone contacts, letters and/or written professional correspondence, court appearance, and professional consultations (including extended telephone contact with other professionals) will be established and charged based on my hourly rate. I periodically raise my fee proportionate to professional rates, standards, and cost-of-living increases with reasonable advance notice.
- Insurance & Payment
I am considered an out-of-network provider with regard to healthcare insurance. 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. It is your responsibility to be informed of your policy’s benefits. Problems or disputes with your insurance company regarding coverage and payment for services are your responsibility to resolve. The contract is between you and the insurance company, so you do need to understand the terms of your policy agreement.
Chad T. Allen, MA, LPCC
Therapist for Individuals & Couples