Counseling and coaching can be an investment in your health and well-being; life satisfaction; relationships; and your future. It could be the vehicle through which you find peace, healing, relationship restoration, understanding and validation. The process of mental and emotional healing is simple, but it isn’t easy. Think about climbing Mt. Everest. Could you do it? Probably. Could you do it tomorrow? Nope, you’d die. Would you do it alone? Not likely. Would you hire a guide to help you prepare and partner with you on your journey? A good idea to say the least. Counseling for some is like that – like climbing Mt. Everest. The counselors at Joshua Tree are seasoned and experienced travel guides, if you will, worthy of hiring to be your guide and sojourner on your path to healing and wholeness. That said, it’s important to note that we are intentionally a private-pay group practice for reasons explained below. We know that many couples and individuals prefer to use their health insurance benefits so we offer superbills that you can submit on your own to try and recover some of the fees you pay. We are also more than willing to help you find an in-network provider if we can. There are so many wonderful counselors in the Tucson area, we are just one of many options and we are grateful you are considering Joshua Tree.
How Much Does Counseling Cost?
At Joshua Tree Counseling, we offer the following payment options for counseling and coaching fees.
PRIAVTE PAY. This option means you are responsible for the entire fee for each counseling or coaching session. It is based on an hourly rate determined by the practice. There are several benefits to this option (see below). A super-bill is available upon request for clients receiving psychotherapy (not pastoral counseling or coaching). Good Faith Estimates are provided when receiving psychotherapy. Fees are collected via credit card or advanced payment of check if third party. Third party payments (churches or family members) are permitted if arranged in advance with the practice manager.
SUPERBILLS. Joshua Tree Counseling does NOT accept health insurance. However, if you have mental health benefits as part of your health insurance you can submit a super-bill which you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement for all or part of the fee as an out-of-network benefit*. Superbills are only provided by licensed counselors, not pastoral counselors or coaches.
- Faith Holz, Counseling Intern $75/hr
Faith Holz is an intern therapist at Joshua Tree. She works with teens, adults, and young couples. She has a unique interest in helping those struggling with the mental health impact of chronic illness. She provides counseling for anxiety, depression, life changes and adjustments, relationship stress, establishing healthy boundaries and developing coping skills.
- Elena Flores, LMSW - Licensed Counselor $100/hr
Elena Flores is a Licensed Master Social Worker and bilingual Christian therapist. Elena helps clients address issues such as anxiety and depression, trauma, suicidal ideation, pregnancy and postpartum, addictive tendencies, and low self-esteem. She provides telehealth therapy to individuals and older teens. She will help you heal, learn, grow, and break the bonds of the past so you can live more fully in the present. Elena has a passion for helping new moms, young adults, and multi-generational households and immigrant families. She speaks Spanish and offers bilingual counseling.
- Mary McGuire, LMSW - Licensed Counselor $100/hr
Mary McGuire is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Christian therapist. She enjoys coming alongside teenagers and young adults and walking with them through challenges like depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, bullying, not feeling worthy, issues related to identity, low self-esteem, body issues, and not knowing their place in the world. She also works with women to understand themselves better, set healthy boundaries, and navigate the challenges and complexities of the current dating world. Mary is warm and relational and you instantly feels at ease in her presence. She welcomes the opportunity to integrate the Christian faith and Biblical principles into counseling when requested by the client.
- Lauren Marks, LAC $100/hr
Lauren helps individuals, teens, and couples to address issues such as anxiety and depression, self-identity, suicidal ideation, addictive tendencies, low self-esteem, and more. She has extensive leadership experience and enjoys working with professionals, and parents balancing work and family.
- Stacy Roden, LAC - Licensed Counselor $100/hr
Stacy Roden is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Christian marriage and individual therapist in Tucson. She is skilled in helping clients understand and overcome anxiety, relational conflict, trauma, codependency, and spiritual wounding. She has a passion for helping married couples reconnect and find relational healing and improve connection and communication.
- Tammy Furrier, BCPC - Pastoral Counselor $110/hr
Tammy Furrier is a a Board-Certified Pastoral Counselor and an Ordained Chaplain. As soul care provider and Christian counselor in Tucson, she is passionate about helping people heal from trauma and break free from the visible and invisible hindrances that keep them from living out their God-given potential. She believes counseling can be a sanctuary to discover how your soul is doing and her hope is to help you live out of the heart Jesus gave you.
- Natalie Bowman, LAC - Licensed Counselor $115/hr
Natalie Bowman is a Licensed Associate Counselor and Christian trauma therapist in Tucson trained in the use of EMDR. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and dissociation and has a passion for helping women through postpartum depression and anxiety. As a Christian, Natalie is comfortable integrating faith and Biblical principles into the counseling experience when requested by her clients.
- Dana Denney, LPC - Licensed Counselor $125/hr
Dana Denney is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tucson, AZ. She helps clients break free from the mental and physical binds of psychological distress, distorted thinking patterns, and the damaging effects of addiction. She also helps family members of addicts understand addiction and set and maintain healthy boundaries while also providing their loved one support. Dana specializes in the treatment of addiction, depression, and anxiety and helps those suffering from OCD, grief and loss, eating disorders and spiritual wounding. She offers faith-based counseling for those who prefer a format based on Judeo-Christian values. Dana is most passionate about the treatment of addictions and helping women in or just out of abusive relationships.
- Marybeth Steigenga, PhD, BCPC - Pastoral Counselor & Life Coach $125/hr
Dr. Marybeth Steigenga is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and Certified Christian Life Coach and Certified Grief Support Specialist offering Christian counseling and life coaching as part of soul care for individuals, couples, and older teens. She is passionate about helping individuals resolve the distress of grief, develop solutions, build resilience, and find meaning.
- Terry Smith, M.Ed., CTSS - Life Coach for Professionals $125/hr
Terry Smith is a Certified Professional Life Coach and Certified Trauma Support Specialist who specializes in helping people identify goals, notice where they’re stuck, and take actionable steps forward. As a professional coach, Terry works with clients on present-day issues that need a nudge forward. She brings an extensive background in business and non-profit management, leadership, and service. Terry is passionate about walking alongside individuals to help them identify and navigate purpose and direction in their personal and professional lives.
- Rachel Lohrman, LPC - Licensed Counselor $130/hr
Rachel Lohrman is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is the founder of Joshua Tree Counseling and a trauma therapist. She is passionate about helping adults heal from complex trauma and dissociative disorders. She specializes in the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and offers Christian counseling when requested by clients.
- Shari Kirschner, LCSW - Licensed Counselor $135/hr
Shari Kirschner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and trauma therapist in Tucson who provides hope and healing to those wounded by abuse and trauma. She also treats depression, anxiety, dissociation, negative body image, disordered eating, and helps clients navigate toxic workplace relationships. She is EMDR trained.
- Dr. Chet Weld, LPC - Licensed Counselor $150/hr
Dr. Chet Weld is a Christian-Based, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tucson, AZ. Chet is passionate about helping married couples improve communication, deepen and heal their relationship, and identify patterns keeping them stuck. He enjoys helping individuals break maladaptive thinking, reduce anxiety, and grow in their relationships with others and with God. In a comfortable and friendly environment, or online with convenient teletherapy, Chet desires to help clients find hope, purpose, and the satisfaction of meeting their counseling goals. Chet is also a published author. His book, God is in the Crazy is available at major booksellers.
Benefits of Private Pay
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.
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:
- Pay your counseling fees, due at each session.
- Joshua Tree will provide you with a signed, monthly statement of your paid fees, service codes, and primary diagnosis.
- 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.
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.