Rates & Insurance

Therapy that Helps Lead to Real Change Takes Real Commitment 

It takes time. Most people benefit from meeting with a counselor once a week or at least bi-weekly. That allows you to really dig in and do some work. Otherwise, you’ll spend every session trying to catch up and the progress you want to see might be a lot slower as a result.

Counseling takes dedication. You’re in my office for about 45 minutes to 1 hour once or twice a week. That’s not a lot of time in the grand scheme of things.  There are 168 hours in a week, and I get to see you for one of those.  We can do great work with that hour, but the bulk of what is going to help you see positive changes is going to happen outside of my office. Being dedicated to setting goals and actively working towards them will be key.

And then there’s the money — therapy is a financial commitment. With so many other things that cost money… money that you work hard for, you might be thinking…

Is therapy worth the cost?

Well, if you’re at the point of considering therapy, chances are likely that you’ve already tried a lot of other stuff, but haven’t seen the results you want yet.  By choosing to invest your time and money into therapy, you’re giving yourself an opportunity to work with someone who can help you make those changes you want to see.

It is important to weigh the pros and cons of engaging in therapy.  I would encourage you to think about the following questions when making your decision:

  • What have I already tried, and am I getting the results that I want?
  • What will stay the same if I do not engage in therapy?
  • What positive changes might happen if I do engage in therapy?

Forms of Payment

 I  accept the following forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Checks
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Cards

Why don’t I take insurance?  Here are a few reasons:

  • Insurance companies require you to have an approved diagnosis in order to be able to use your benefits for counseling. I’ve found that not every client I see needs an official diagnosis, and this would limit counseling for most of those folks.
  • Insurance companies can limit the types of therapy you participate in as well as the number of sessions they will pay for. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, because everyone is different.  This means that different treatments may work for one person, and not the next.  By not accepting insurance, I am able to make sure that I am giving you the most appropriate care for you.
  • When submitting claims to insurance companies, your information is not 100% confidential. They will want to know your diagnosis, and can even audit your file to ensure that the treatment you are receiving matches what they want to pay for.
  • In order for therapy to be beneficial and effective, your therapist needs to be a good fit for you. This doesn’t always happen when you are limited to selecting a therapist from an approved list of providers.

Fees

Fees are $125 for the initial assessment and ongoing appointments.

 

Other Helpful Information

Crime Victims Compensation (CVC): If you are a victim of a crime in the state of Texas, you may be eligible for financial assistance to help you pay for counseling services related to the crime.  To qualify, you must meet eligibility requirements. Please visit https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/crime-victims-compensation for additional information and to see if you qualify for reimbursement.

If you think that you might qualify, I can help you fill out the CVC application.  While I collect payment in full from you at the time of your appointment, CVC may reimburse you for a portion of that fee if your application is approved.

Cancellation Policy: If you do not cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance and do not show up, you will be charged the full cost of the session.

 

 



16850 Saturn Lane STE 100
Houston, TX 77058

danni@danniwhitehouse.com
832-648-2321

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