HCH Counseling, LLC offers individual, family, and group counseling services to adolescents and adults. Both in-person and telehealth sessions are available.
Individual/family sessions are billed at $160 per hour, and group therapy is billed at $75 per session (1.5 hours). Payment is expected in full and will be collected at the end of each session. Accepted methods of payment include cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and most HSA cards.
A late-cancellation fee will be assessed for any appointments that are missed, cancelled, or rescheduled within 24-hours of the appointment.
I acknowledge that utilizing insurance can make counseling more accessible. However, there are multiple reasons why I have decided not to accept insurance, which include the following.
1. Insurance companies require that I provide them with a diagnosis and determine medical necessity. There are multiple situations in which counseling can be beneficial (and even needed) without meeting criteria for a specific mental health diagnosis.
2. Reimbursement rates from insurance companies are significantly lower than the typical out-of-pocket rate for counseling. By accepting this rate, I would need to maintain a much higher caseload, which would limit my ability to provide individualized and effective treatment.
3. Tracking down and reconciling insurance claims and payments requires a great deal of time. In addition, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to deny claims after-the-fact (months to years later), putting you in a position of being financially responsible for past sessions that had originally been covered.
That being said, you are welcome to file for out-of-network benefits with your insurance company. If you choose to do so, you are still responsible for paying the normal, out-of-pocket rate on the date of your session. I will then provide you with the necessary documentation of services received and receipt of payment for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.