How it works


 

No obligation free initial consultation 

Choosing a therapist and a course of treatment is a very important decision.  If you are unsure about whether you might benefit from working with Congruence Health, or would simply like to meet me and learn more, I offer a free 30-minute in-person consultation.  If at the end of 30 minutes you decide to continue our appointment, full rates for that initial hour will apply.  Or, you may leave with no further obligation and consider whether you’d like to make an appointment in the future.

 

Course of treatment

After an initial consultation and intake, clients typically meet with me on a weekly basis for an hour (53 minutes) from the scheduled start time.  After a while, individual appointment frequency may be reduced.  Additionally, clients are strongly recommended to participate in group therapy.  Group therapy meetings occur once a week in the evenings, with a typical pattern of three weeks on, one week off.   Clients are also encouraged to become involved in 12-step recovery for sex and love addiction.  If, during the course of working with Congruence, it becomes apparent that a client needs a higher level of care, including potential short-term or longer-term in-patient treatment, a referral will be provided.

 

Rates and fees

I charge $130 per one-hour session. Payment is due at time of service by credit card, check or cash. Group therapy is billed every two months in advance at a rate of $180 ($30/session for six sessions).  Reduced fees may be available for a limited number of clients who are facing economic hardship.  Individual appointments that are not rescheduled or cancelled 24 hours in advance will be billed the full rate.  There are no discounts for late arrivals, and appointments will end at the scheduled time.

 

Insurance

At this time, Congruence does not directly bill insurance.  However, I can provide you with a detailed receipt suitable for presenting to your insurance company for “out-of-network” reimbursement. Please check with your insurance company in advance to determine the extent to which your care by Congruence may be eligible for reimbursement. Also, please note that insurance companies typically require that your care be associated with a diagnosed disorder as specified by the Diagnostic and Statistical. Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.  If such a diagnosis is required, I will discuss it with you and explain how your care will reflect that diagnosis.