Rates for Licensed Counselors and Master Level Counselors
90 Intake: Fee: $550
90 Intake with Master Level Counselor: $ $225
This service consists of a 90-minute time frame to complete the following: intake biosocialpsycho assessment interview, establish a treatment plan, and provide strategies. Post-intake, the clinician will conduct evaluations.
Individual Counseling Session (In person & Telehealth) Fee $275:
Pre-Licensed Counseling Professionals: $150
Individual Counseling Session (In person & Telehealth) with Master Level Counselor: Fee $90:
This service includes a 45-minute counseling session. This service includes individual sessions for children, adolescents, Parenting Sessions, and Women.
Family Therapy Session: Fee: $550
Family Therapy Session with Masters Level Counselor: Fee: $190
This service is 90 minutes. This is for when there are more than two family members present.
15 Minute Phone Video Discovery Call: FREE
This service allows you to briefly future explain your service needs and ask any questions you may have. This will also allow you to get to know your service provider (counselor, wellness offering provider, L.E.N.S Technician, or other). During this time, your service needs will be further assessed to ensure our provider's skill sets or service is suitable and able to support you. The discovery call time also allows for the counselor or service provider to gather information to provide you with a referral if needed. During this call, we will discuss session fees and location and schedule future appointments.
Counselors at TSC are not currently paneled with any insurance providers. TSC Counselors are considered out-of-network mental health providers. You may request a Superbill from the clinician and turn it into your insurance company to receive a portion of the therapy session fee reimbursed—more on superbills.
What is a Superbill?:
"A superbill is a detailed document that allows clients to bill their insurance company directly. It includes information similar to an insurance claims form, such as the date of the service provided, procedure codes, and a total balance due." (icanotes.com)
Once you receive your superbill, you can submit it to your insurance company. Submitting a superbill to your insurance company does not guarantee that you will reimburse the total fee. This LINK offers recommendations on submitting your superbill to your insurance provider. Please remember that your insurance company may have specific instructions on submitting your superbill. You may need 30 days to establish reimbursement with your insurance company ultimately.
Per request, a sliding scale fee ranges from $135.00 per session to $275 and $50 to $90 for a Masters's Level Counselor. This sliding scale is based on gross annual household income and is followed by signing a financial agreement as part of the intake process to determine your sliding scale fee. The sliding scale has a limited number of slots, so slots may not be available at your request. Individuals who qualify for the sliding scale rate will have limited sessions—clients on a sliding scale who a licensed therapist sees have 12 sessions at the sliding scale rate. Clients who see a Master Level Counselor do not have a limited number of sliding scale fees.
Household or annual income of $75,000 to $150,000: $135 - $175
Household or annual income of $151,000 to $200,000: $176 - $275
Masters Level Counselor:
Household or yearly income of $40,000 to $75,000: $50 - $90
Clients will be given 12 sessions at this sliding scale rate. This includes intake sessions and parent consultations. Once 12 sessions are completed, we can review whether you would like to continue services at the non-sliding scale rate or would like a referral at that time.
NOTE: These rates are based on gross family income. There are limited client spots for those whose income falls between $25,000 annually to $49,000 Annually. Please inquire by email: [email protected]
A great resource is Open Path which has a network of therapists who offer sliding scales ranging from $30 to $80.
Why is Therapy with a Masters Level Counselor a Good Option?
Clients who choose a Master Level Counseling Intern receive a two-for-one deal: An intern who will be 100% focused on your therapy and an expert therapist providing direct supervision and clinical guidance. Master-Level counseling interns at Tri-Synergy Counseling are supplied with weekly supervision to ensure they provide quality mental health services and a high level of therapeutic care. In addition, all Master Level Counseling Interns are phase 1 brainspotting trained, a modern therapeutic technique that allows clients to process traumas, anxiety, and others more effectively than traditional talk therapy. LEARN MORE HERE.
Several benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues, and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a complex problem or point you toward a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
How Often Are Therapy Sessions?
Sessions are a one time a week commit initially with the intent to reduce frequency to bi weekly, monthly and then a last final session. A reduction in session frequency is pending a collaborative clinician and client decision. This is based on treatment progress and success. Once services are completed the door is also open for a client to return and restart services as long as there are session times available.
What the Cancelation Policy (Your Investment Policy)?
Engaging in mental health services is an investment in your total well-being and is most effective and life-changing with consistency and commitment. Your therapeutic hour is held exclusively for you, your family, and or your child. To maintain therapeutic consistency, sessions can be rescheduled per this office's same-week reschedule policy.
What about medication vs. Therapy?
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
Can you testify in court on my, my family or child's behalf?
Currently there are no counselors at TSC who are certified Custody Evaluator or classified as an Expert Witness, as defined by the legal system. As a mental health counselor is not permitted to make any judgments on custody. Counselors at TSC do not testify unless required by a court order signed by a judge. When working with children who are experiencing divorce it can be detrimental to the therapeutic work with the child when the therapist has a dual relationship (i.e. the therapist is both the mental health counselor and court ordered to testify). Thus, by best practice standards the clinician will engage with the family and the child as the mental health counselor and not engage in court proceedings unless court ordered by a judge. In the event a counselor is court order to testify the therapeutic relationship would end with the child and parents would be provided with referrals to other child counselors.