Session Fees

Individual Counseling & Family / Group Therapy Sessions

My desire is to provide quality services to anyone who seeks counseling. The cost of a counseling session or family and group therapy can range from $20 – $150 per session, depending on which type of counseling you are seeking. Sometimes insurance will cover a portion of the cost. Please see the section below regarding insurance as a form of payment. I require all fees to be paid at the end of each session. For clients that are minors, parents are expected to provide the payment for the session of their minor or keep a card on file to charge at the end of each session. Once you are a client, other miscellaneous fees are noted in your welcome packet.

Individual Session
$125.00 / session 50 min
Family Therapy
$150.00 / session 90 min
Group Therapy
$20.00 / session 60 min
Intake Session
$150.00 / session 60 min

The initial appointment involves reviewing intake paperwork, consent for treatment, completing a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment covering current issues and your past experiences. We will discuss recommendations for treatment, goals, treatment plan and any questions you have. 

Important Information Regarding Insurance

There are pros and cons to using insurance for mental health.

I encourage you to call your insurance company to inquire about your specific benefits regarding mental health so you can make an informed decision on what is best for you and your family. If you still want to use your insurance, I can provide you with a Super Bill at the end of each session with the date of service, type of service and diagnosis code for you to file with your insurance to seek reimbursement for costs.

I am currently an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies except for Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). There are pros and cons to using insurance for mental health. For your convenience, I have listed some below.

PROS

  • Insurance can significantly lower out-of-pocket costs.
  • A portion or the entire part of your out-of-pocket costs may be applied towards your overall deductible, depending on your insurance plan.

CONS

  • Insurance companies only pay for services that are considered medically necessary. You must be given a diagnosis and many of life stressors such as “I am just having a hard time” are not diagnosable.
  • Lack of confidentiality. At any given time, an insurance company can audit your records which means they have full access to the details you have shared with your therapist
  • Insurance companies are in control of treatment. They decide how many sessions you need for particular issues. Life stressors are not predictable and neither is your response to therapeutic treatment.
  • Any documented mental health treatment filed through your insurance will go into your permanent medical record. With ever-changing insurance rules, this may or may not have an impact on your ability to secure health coverage in the future.

Cancellation policy

24+ Hour Notice Required

There is a 24 hour notice cancellation policy. If you do not provide 24 hours notice or if you provide less than 24 hours notice, your card on file will be charged $40.00 for the missed session. Future sessions will not be scheduled until payment has been received. Cancellation/rescheduling can be made by phone call, text, or e-mail. I will respond to confirm I received your message.

Counseling Services

Jennifer Hughes Counseling

I am invested in using the training and learning I have developed through study and experience to help you and your family. I will both accept you where you currently are, as well as help you acknowledge that change needs to take place. Change is needed in order for you to become more functional in day-to-day life.

DBT  |  EMDR  |  Adolescent Issues  |  Anxiety  |  Depression  |  Family Conflict  |  Anger Management  |  Behavioral Issues  |  Self-Esteem  |  Life Transitions  |  Grief & Loss  |  Communication Skills

Counselor Jennifer Hughes helps families and individuals of all ages

by providing counseling and wellness services that foster healing, inspire growth, and renew hope.