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Insurance & Fees

What happens during my first session?

Our first session is fifty minutes and I will begin to gather information about what brings you to therapy. We will discuss the counseling process and how we will work together throughout your therapeutic journey.

How Much Does A Session Cost?

Intake Session - $185

*Rate increases to $195 January 2022

Follow-Up Session - $135

*Rate increases to $145 January 2022

How long is each therapy session?

Each therapy session is fifty minutes. 

You can attend sessions as little or often as you would like, however, clients make the most progress with consistent weekly sessions.

Do You Offer a Sliding Scale Fee?

Depending on your needs and financial resources, I can offer a sliding scale fee. Please contact me for further information.

Please note: I offer a limited number of sliding scale spots. *Currently my sliding scale spots are full.

Do You Take Insurance?

I am an out-of-pocket provider and I am not contracted with insurance companies. It may be possible for you to receive out-of-network reimbursement from your insurance carrier, and in that case, I am happy to provide an invoice for you.

I can accept pre-tax health accounts on behalf of your provider.

Please verify the specific requirements for reimbursement with your insurance provider.

What are the benefits of private pay?

By paying privately/out-of-pocket for therapy, the duration, scope and flexibility of the therapy process is dedicated to your individual needs and is bound by the highest degrees of privacy allowed by Minnesota state law. Private pay truly allows our work together to be private. 

Private pay does not have restrictions set by insurance companies, which allows us to focus on the challenges at hand. You can talk about whatever you need to, however long you need to, without having to answer to your insurance company.  

Your relationship with your therapist is the most important aspect of the therapeutic process and private pay allows you to find a therapist that is a really great fit for you, without feeling limited to in-network providers. 



Choosing Private Pay for Your Teen's Therapy

As a parent, you make important decisions for your child. When you pay out-of-pocket, there are no restrictions for services. This allows your child to attend therapy and receive care in a way that works best for them without insurance guidelines or expectations.


When you use insurance to pay for your child's therapeutic services, one or several diagnoses may be on your child's permanent medical records. Children frequently change as they develop, and so does the presenting problem. Private pay allows the therapist to focus on the client's day-to-day presenting problem instead of a diagnosis. This allows the therapist to provide the best care for your child and the family throughout the therapeutic process. 

Get in touch for further information. 

Online Mental Health Counseling for Residents of Minnesota

Services are Offered Statewide

Counseling for the Twin Cities and Surrounding Areas including: 

Minneapolis, Edina, St. Louis Park, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Chanhassen, Lakeville