FEES & CANCELLATION POLICY
$125 per 50 minute session. This fee will be increasing to $150 per 50 minute session starting April 1, 2023. A limited number of slots available for scholarship assistance upon request.
Payment is made up front at each session. Cash or check are accepted on site. Credit, debit, Health Savings Accounts, and Flex Spending Accounts must be facilitated through the client portal using Stripe’s Smart pay system.
Should you need to reschedule or cancel a session, please contact me 24 hours prior to the session to avoid being charged. Cancelling or failing to show without 24 hours prior notice will result in being billed the full fee of the session.
Reasons We Don't Take Insurance:
We recognize that many individuals like to use insurance to cover the cost for counseling. There are a few different reasons Wellspace Counseling is not doing so at this time:
REASON #1: You Have to Be Diagnosed
For insurance companies to cover the cost of therapy, a person has to receive a diagnosis, even if the diagnosis does not match what you are experiencing or what you want to work on. For example, if a couple wants to come in for counseling, one person has to receive a diagnosis in order for an insurance company to cover the cost. And we don't think you should have a mental health diagnosis on your permanent medical record in order to receive help.
REASON #2: Insurance Companies Have Their Say in Treatment
Insurance companies get to influence the type of treatment people receive, the frequency of treatment, and the number of sessions a person is able to attend. Insurance takes some of the customization or flexibility out of what a person needs from mental health counseling.
10580 SW McDonald St., Suite 202
“Right to Receive a Good Faith Estimate of Expected Charges”
Under the No Surprises Act
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (503) 389-5514.
If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact:
The Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
3218 Pringle Road SE, Ste. 120
Salem, OR 97302