Psycho-Babble Psychology | about psychological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: How much does a good therapist charge?

Posted by pegasus on July 4, 2004, at 14:12:34

In reply to How much does a good therapist charge?, posted by Angela2 on July 1, 2004, at 20:34:18

My current T, who is an MA LPC and board certified art therapist, charges $85 for an hour. I think the going rate for MA level Ts in my area is a little lower than that, but she has art supplies to fold in.

My old T, a Ph.D. psychologist, charged $90 when I was getting some money back from my insurance, and $72 when I wasn't. I think his new patients were paying more. I'd been with him for a couple of years. That's quite a deal, I think.

When I was looking for new Ts recently, it seemed that most PhDs were charging from $90 to $120 in this area (which is a medium sized town with very high cost of living and tons of Ts). Most had about a 20% discount if insurance wasn't involved, but some don't.

My pdoc charges $130 an hour, or $60 for a "half hour" (even if we only talk for 15 minutes or so, which she usually manages somehow).

My insurance covers 50% of 25 visits per year. I always pay my T directly, then file a claim with insurance afterwards.

Hope this info helps. It seems I've been getting quite a deal on therapy.





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Psychology | Framed

poster:pegasus thread:362407