The Benefits of Paying Privately for Therapy

Increased Privacy

When you use your medical insurance for psychotherapy, you are essentially bringing the insurance company into your session. They can review your diagnosis, your treatment plan, assign the number of sessions available based on diagnosis, and monitor your progress at any point they wish.

When you pay privately for your psychotherapy care, your personal information is never shared unless you give written consent.*


Start Quickly

There is no need for referrals or authorizations. We can just set an appointment for a mutually agreeable time and get started!

You and I decide how, when, and where to conduct psychotherapy.  Are you looking for a face-to-face office meeting or is teletherapy more convenient for your busy schedule?  If you are not near your computer or going to be traveling, we could schedule a phone session.


The Focus Stays on You

Rather than spending my time trying to get additional sessions from the insurance company, my attention can be fully devoted to you.

Fewer distractions helps me focus on my job of helping you work toward your goals in a new and creative way.


You Decide How Long To Stay

Maybe you just need a few sessions to intensely approach and deal with one situation. Sometimes clients like to space their sessions based on their own needs, not conforming to the dates the insurance company gives us. That is not always accomplished in a certain number of weeks or sessions. Everyone’s need are different and unique.

You owe it to yourself to take charge of what you need in this life!


Reduced Cost

Many people are afraid they won’t be able to afford to pay privately for therapy.

I have deeply discounted my regular fees to allow more people the ability to self pay.


*Limitations to Confidentiality
Certain circumstances require me to disclose private health information without your consent or authorization.

These include:

  • Abuse or neglect of vulnerable persons
  • Serious threats to hurt self or others
  • Administrative proceedings (court orders)