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Counseling Fees

Counseling is an investment in your health and well-being, life satisfaction, relationships, and your future. It very well could be the vehicle through which you find peace, healing, relationship restoration, understanding and validation.

At Joshua Tree Counseling, we offer several payment options for counseling fees.

    1. Private-Pay. This option means you are responsible for the entire fee for each counseling session. It is based on an hourly rate determined by the practice. There are several benefits to this option. A super-bill is available upon request. Good Faith Estimates are always provided. 
      • Reduced Fee*. Fitting the cost of counseling or therapy into your budget might be challenging. The reduced fee option exists for clients whose household income does not support the full private-pay standard rate. If you make less than $75,000 (couple – joint income) or $50,000 (individual income) you may be eligible for this rate. *This option is not guaranteed but rather based on the percentage of spots each counselors sets aside for reduced fee clients. Clients must provide a copy of their most recent tax return to qualify. Reduced fee does not apply to the intake session. We must have received evidence of your tax return 2 business days before your second appointment. 
    2. Health Insurance. Joshua Tree Counseling is NOT currently accepting health insurance but may do so in the future. Please check back for updates. Note: if you use the private-pay option, a super-bill is available upon request which can be used to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement for all or part of the fee as an out-of-network benefit*.

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Dr. Marybeth Steigenga
$80Standard Rate
  • *Teens Girls
  • *Couples
  • *Individuals 18+
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • General Mental Health Counseling
  • Life Coaching
Dana Denney, LPC
$90-120Reduced & Standard Rate
  • *Individuals 18+
  • Psychotherapy
  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • General Mental Health Counseling
Rachel Lohrman, LPC
$100-120Reduced & Standard Rate
  • *Individuals 21+
  • Psychotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Trauma/Dissociation
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidality
  • Serious Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Chet Weld, LPC
$120-150 Reduced & Standard Rate
  • *Individuals 18+
  • *Couples
  • Psychotherapy
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Spiritual Wounding
  • General Mental Health Counseling

What is a Superbill?

A superbill is an itemized statement of fees and services that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement as an out-of-network provider. Essentially, you pay us at the time of service then try to receive a direct reimbursement from your insurance – it essentially cuts Joshua Tree out as the middle man. This is how it works:

  1. Pay your counseling fees, due at each session.
  2. Joshua Tree will provide you with a signed, monthly statement of your paid fees, service codes, and primary diagnosis.
  3. You will submit the superbill to your insurance requesting reimbursement for services with an out-of-network provider. If approved, they will reimburse you directly or the fee may count towards your deductible.

Please note: We cannot guarantee that your health insurance company will accept your request to pay based on a superbill since they each have different criteria that must be met. Regardless, fees are due at the time of your appointment. 

Private Pay versus Health Insurance

Utilizing the private-pay option for counseling puts you in control of your counseling in a few different ways:

  • Choice – you are able to choose your therapist rather than selecting off a list from your insurance.
  • Privacy – your information is not being sent to an insurance company to authorize treatment/monitor progress which means no one knows you are receiving counseling unless you disclose this information.
  • Freedom – health insurance requires a diagnosis to authorize treatment; this is not the case when you private-pay which means you and your therapist have the option to not label your struggle with a diagnosis unless this is a benefit to you. 

Good Faith Estimates

If you do not utilize you insurance to cover the cost of counseling by a licensed clinician, you are entitled to receive a Good Faith Estimate of what the charges could be for psychotherapy services provided to you, according to the No Surprises Act.

A Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. This estimate is not a contract and does not obligate you to obtain any services from the provider(s) listed, nor does it include any services rendered to you that are not identified here. Your total cost of services will depend upon the number of psychotherapy sessions you attend, your individual circumstances, and the type and amount of services that are provided to you.

The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. There may be additional items or services your therapist may recommend as part of your care that must be scheduled or requested separately and are not reflected in this Good Faith Estimate.

You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill. You have the right to initiate a dispute resolution process if the actual amount charged to you substantially exceeds the estimated charges stated in your Good Faith Estimate (which means $400 or more beyond the estimated charges). You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available. You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill. There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute resolution process, click here or call 1- 800-985-3059. The initiation of the patient-provider dispute resolution process will not adversely affect the quality of the services furnished to you.

The Good Faith Estimate is not intended to serve as a recommendation for treatment or a prediction that you may need to attend a specified number of psychotherapy visits. Joshua Tree provides you with an initial Good Faith Estimate when you schedule your intake appointment (or as soon as you provide your demographic information). A subsequent estimate will be provided by the second session after the needs and frequency of services required have been discussed with you. The number of visits that are appropriate in your case, and the estimated cost for those services depends on your needs and what you agree to in consultation with your therapist. You are entitled to disagree with any recommendations made to you concerning your treatment and you may discontinue treatment at any time. You are encouraged to speak with your provider at any time about any questions you may have regarding your treatment plan, or the information provided to you in the Good Faith Estimate.

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