Fees & Insurance
Fees for therapy (counseling) sessions are determined by a sliding scale based on your family income as follows:
- Less than $35,000 per year = $50.00 per hour
- $35,000 – $50,000 per year = $65.00 per hour
- $50,000 – $75,000 per year = $80.00 per hour
- $75,000 – $90,000 per year = $100.00 per hour
- $90,000-$120,000 per year = $125.00 per hour
- Over $120,00 = $150.00 per hour
Sessions over an hour in length are prorated accordingly. Please note that if two members of a couple who live separately are participating in a session you should determine your fee based on your combined income. If there are extenuating circumstances please let me know. Evening hours (after 6 p.m.) are charged a minimum fee of $100. Please note that the State of New Mexico charges a 7.187% sales tax on all professional services that take place within New Mexico (this does not apply to out of state skype sessions or workshops).
Please pay for your session at the time of our meeting. I do not bill any insurance companies directly for several reasons. The most important of these is that I cannot protect your privacy and right to confidentiality once insurance companies become involved. In addition, if I bill an insurance company I must give you a mental health diagnosis such as depression or anxiety which will then become part of your permanent health record and may be available to future employers. Lastly, many insurance companies retain the right to determine the length of treatment. I believe that such a decision should be in your hands. I am happy to fill our forms which you may submit to your provider for out of network reimbursement.