Counseling for Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families
Issues of Confidentiality and Privileged Communications with filing insurance claims:
Visa, Discover, Mastercard, HSA, cash or check are accepted. Payment is due at time of the service
Many clients elect to file third party insurance coverage for services given. We will file insurance claims for you, provided you authorize us to do so and provide us with the necessary information for filing such claims. It is our responsibility to inform you about compromising your confidentiality and privacy when complying with the requirements of insurance companies. The compromising of your confidentiality is standard in today’s marketplace whenever one chooses to use third party insurance coverage for services rendered. Fortunately the newly enacted HIPAA regulations do provide you an increased degree of privacy and confidentiality regarding your protected health information. Payors of care can no longer make full release of your mental health record, a condition for payment of your claims
* If rates are a concern and billing your insurance company for out of network benefits is not an option, we have a scholarship fund that is committed to helping those who cannot seek services here at our rates. We can certainly look to see if we have room in the scholarship fund to accommodate you should this be a need and couldn't seek services here otherwise. If there are no open slots available in our scholarship and you cannot afford a session, please call me and I can work with you on discounted rates through community service hours.
* You can request an appointment online or contact us with questions by going to the "Contact" tab above. We are also available at
(337) 504-4974/ (504) 407-1270, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
If you elect to speak with a therapist, the first 15 minutes are free. 20-30 minute phone consultations will be billed at the rate of one half of a session; 30-45 minutes at a full session rate.
Rates are based on a sliding fee scale. This means that rates can range from $60 to $160 per session depending on the clients ability to pay, number of clients in the session and length of therapy session. An option for private paying clients is to claim mental health as a medical expense tax deduction or claim my services as an out of network provider if we do not accept your insurance at this time.
There is no charge for missed or cancelled appointments provided 24 hours notice is given. In the cases of late cancellations, as well as not showing up, you will be responsible for an $85 late fee. We do this in order to ensure that we can help as many people as possible.
We currently accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Medicaid, Magellan, and Humana. Although we may not currently accept your insurance, there are many options to utilize your insurance with us. If you have an insurance that we do not accept, we can file the sessions for you so that you can utilize your out of network benefits. We are more than happy to discuss these options with you if you have any questions. Each insurance plan is different so, try to answer the questions below with your insurance company or give us a call and we can help if you have any difficulty understanding how this works.
You can check your coverage by asking your insurance provider these questions: