Fees & Payments

Counseling is an investment in your wellness, relationships, and future.

Individual Sessions

Standard Fee: $60 / 50-minute session (as of 1 January 2018)

The fee must be paid at the beginning of each session using cash, check, or credit/debit card. I do not accept insurance.

A sliding-scale fee is available for limited time for clients who are in financial hardship due to qualifying situations. Examples of situations that qualify for a sliding-scale fee include medical disability, unemployment, or income below the federal poverty line.

You may be able to reduce overall costs by attending counseling less frequently, such as bi-weekly or monthly, and combining counseling with self-help programs or books.

Cancellations & Missed Appointment Fees

Late-Cancellation Fee: $30

Missed-Appointment Fee: same as your usual session fee

Financial Institution Fees

A $30 charge will be added to your total fees due if your payment is rejected by the financial institution.  This may include, but is not limited to, fees for non-sufficient funds, bounced checks, or declined cards.

Court-Related Fees

As part of the agreement in the Professional Disclosure statement, clients agree to not attempt to include me, my service, or counseling information in legal actions. However, other parties may attempt to use your counseling information in legal issues.

If I am subpoenaed for any legal case or proceeding in which you are involved, you will be charged a legal activities fee of $600 for every day or fraction thereof spent on legal activities related to your case (e.g. testimony, wait time, records preparation, etc.) plus any costs arising from these activities (e.g. costs of travel, attorney fees, etc.).

Payment Methods

All fees must be paid in USA currency.

  • Cash
    • Exact amount is required
    • Bring it to session
    • Do not mail cash
  • Check
    • Made payable to Gresham Counseling
    • Bring it to session or
    • Mail it to Gresham Counseling and Therapy LLC, PO Box 865 Gresham, OR 97030
  • Credit/Debit Cards
    • Cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and UnionPay
    • Bring your card to session
    • Request an electronic invoice to pay online

I do not accept insurance at this time.

You may request an itemized bill that you can submit to your insurance company for a reimbursement claim. There is no guarantee that your insurance company will approve your claim or reimburse you for the full amount. You will still be responsible for paying all fees to Gresham Counseling and Therapy LLC using one of the aforementioned payment methods.

Overdue Balances

All fees must by paid in full at the beginning of each session.

Invoices for non-session fees and overdue session fees will be emailed or mailed to you for unpaid fees and must be paid in full online or at the start of your next session.

Sessions will not proceed if your balance is unpaid and will resume only upon full payment. Exceptions may be made for emergencies or at my discretion.

Failing to pay your balance may interrupt your counseling services.

Refunds

Counseling is a service that requires counselors to invest a significant amount of time in each client. Counselor spend time with clients in session and work on client cases (e.g. notes, looking up topics, finding resources, etc.) outside of sessions. The results of counseling also require that client’s invest a significant amount of time and energy into attending sessions, practicing exercises and skills between sessions, and developing openness to change. Because client involvement is such a significant part of results, fees are paid to the counselor for the counselor’s services, not for the client’s results. Thus, no refunds shall be issued for a client’s dissatisfaction with results.

Pre-payment of services is not allowed to avoid the need to provide refunds for unused services.

Referrals and Recommendations

At times, I may refer you to other professionals or organizations or recommend products that may benefit your treatment. Such products and services are not included in counseling fees. It is your responsibility to contact such providers, arrange for services, and pay their fees and/or obtain, purchase, and secure suggested products.

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