The Wellness Star Counseling Services is a private pay practice, and does not bill insurance directly. I am considered an out-of-network provider. This means that if you have out-of-network benefits you may be eligible for full or partial reimbursement for your therapy services by your insurance company.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length for individual counseling and 60-90 minutes for couples counseling. Payment is expected at the time of your appointment.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY - 50 MINUTES-$115
COUPLES THERAPY - 60 MINUTES-$140
EXTENDED COUPLES THERAPY - 90 MINUTES-$175
Therapy is an investment in yourself and in your relationship. You are worth it!
Accepted Payment Options
Payment is expected at the beginning of each session and can be made by cash, check, health savings account (HSA) FSA or credit card. In order to get started, please carefully read the information below.
It is requested that you notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel your appointment. No shows or late cancellations (less than 24 hours notice) will be required to pay a $50 late fee.
Benefits of paying privately
Many people are unaware that couples counseling is not covered by insurance companies because it is not deemed medically necessary. The only way to get coverage is to assign a mental health diagnosis to one member of the couple.
Paying privately provide privacy and allows you to be in control of your treatment. Insurance claims, in or out of network requires a psychiatric diagnosis. Once you file a claim, that information is available to all who process that claim. It can also limit the amount of sessions you can participate in. By paying privately, your records will not be subjected to any random audits and you and your therapist will determine the type of treatment you receive and how long your therapy should last.
If you have out-of-network benefits and would like to be reimbursed for the services you received, I can provide you with a special monthly receipt to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
I advise all clients interested in out-of-network reimbursement to contact their insurance provider directly for more information.
Here are some important questions to ask your insurance company:
Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
Is any pre-approval required before obtaining out-of-network mental health services in order to be reimbursed?
If I have out-of-network benefits, will I be reimbursed the full amount I paid or a portion?
Do I have a deductible and if so, what is it?
What do you need for me to submit for reimbursement?
Understanding your benefits and applying for reimbursement is your responsibility, but I am always happy to answer any questions you may have about this option.