Rates and Insurance
Dr. Faulkner, LMFT-S, LPC-S currently accepts private pay only at The Haelan Centers®. In his private practice, the insurances Dr. Faulkner accepts are Blue Cross, Aetna, Qualchoice, AmBetter, and CoreSource. Amy Smith, LAC also accepts private pay only (see “rates without insurance” below). (Note: other insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid are typically accepted at community counseling agencies such as Counseling Associates in Russellville.)
RATES WITHOUT INSURANCE
Utilizing private pay can be a major advantage over most insurance since you cannot be term-limited in your therapy or experience high deductibles. Another advantage of not utilizing an insurance company is that they may not be given details of your therapy (a third-party payer privilege). You may also be able to claim mental health services as a medical expense tax deduction, including use of an HSA account.
- Licensed Associate Counselors (1-3 years of experience) $55 per session private pay for individual, couples & family counseling. Available LAC’s at this time – Amy Smith, LAC
- Licensed Professional Counselors (3-10 years of experience) $90 per session for individual, couples & family counseling. There are no available LPC’s in this category at this time.
- Senior Counselors (10+ years of experience) $120 per session for individual, couples & family counseling. Available Senior Counselors at this time – Dr. Johnny Faulkner.
- Contact us @ email@example.com to inquire about rates for Supervision and Consulting.
Cash or check. In Dr. Johnny Faulkner’s private practice, Cash Check and Debit or Credit cards including HSA cards.
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of half the cost of your session for the treatment as booked. We do this to ensure that we can help as many people as possible.
WHY IS THERAPY SO EXPENSIVE?
This article by HuffPost titled “Why Is Therapy So Expensive?” is a great resource that provides some background into the pricing for therapy and explains the reasons for the high costs of therapy.