Services & Fees
The Counseling Session
The therapy session has a duration of 50-60 minutes (be aware that this is an extended session and some insurances may not cover it – in this case you may have 45 minute session, which is covered by most insurances). We provide individual, couple, and family therapy. In the first session, we will hear about your concerns, start making assessments that may or may not involve inventories, and answer all your questions. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early for your first appointment, so you have time to familiarize with the location. Also, in order to avoid that your session time is spent filling out forms, please visit the Form page, download the forms, and bring them ready for your first appointment.
Regardless of the session modality (individual, couple, or family), the fee per session depends on the level of education and experience of the therapist. We also provide slide scale for those whose household income is below $60,000 a year.Proof of income (income tax) is required for those applying for slide scale. Please see below the slide scale fees according to household income and therapists’ levels of education and experince.
|Household Yearly Income||Doctoral Level Fully Licensed (1)||Master’s Level Fully Licensed (2)||Master’s Level Licensed Intern (3)|
|$60,000 and up||$140||$120||$95|
|$45,000 – 59,999||$120||$100||$80|
|$0 – 44,999||$100||$80||$65|
For immigration evaluation fee click here.
Here is our team of therapists and their level of education and experience:
- (2) Mrs. Sharon Whitley – MSW, LCSW -English
We are currently accepting BlueCross BlueShield, United Health Care, and Aetna. If you have an insurance that we do not contract with, you may be able to get reimbursed for sessions by your insurance. In this case, you need to have out-of-network benefits and we can provide you the information you need for you to send your insurance.
Payments are made before the session. You can pay with personal cash, checks, or credit card. The credit cards we accept are Visa, Master Card, and Discover.
24-hour notice is required for appointment cancellation without fee. If you fail to let me know 24 hours in advance that you are unable to come, you will have the cancellation fee waived one time only. After that, a fee of $80 will be applied for every late cancellation or unattended session. Please be aware that part of the success of therapy is your presence at the sessions and your active participation.