Your first appointment with Clear Brook Counseling Professionals will be your intake session. This session is usually a full hour in length and billed at a higher rate than a continuing session is. In this first meeting you and your counselor will go over your background information, establish a plan, and make sure that this will be a good fit for both the client and the counselor. All paperwork needs to be completed at this session and most of ours is done electronically.
Any session after the first intake appointment. These sessions are 38 minutes or more in length depending on the needs of the client that day. The cash pay rate for this session is $155. Copays and Co-insurance are based on the length of the session, and what your insurance company requires. If your session is 55 minutes or more, the session charge is $210.
At Clear Brook Counseling Professionals, we do not submit claims to insurance for Marriage/Couples Therapy. We want to make sure clients know this upfront. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) lists mental health services as an essential benefit so coverage is included. However, actual couples therapy can be a grey area that depends on why you are seeking help. Most common relationship issues would not be covered under the ACA. Here are three of the most common reasons why claims are rejected by the insurance companies.
1. Not an official mental health condition
2. Does not have a designated treatment
3. Not "medically necessary"
Each session is an hour in length and the cost is $155.00 per session.