Sliding scales typically involve you providing financial income (ie. W2s or tax returns) in order to qualify for services. Although we do not offer sliding scale services at this time we do provide opportunities for a reduced rate based on availability and need.
Although most of the therapists on staff currently are taking insurance we do believe it is important to know why many therapists do not.
While insurance is one of the leading ways to make care accessible to many, here are some of the rationales where going the private pay route may be optimal:
-Privacy: Certain workplaces in the government, military, or corporate positions can gain access to health records in order to evaluate fit for work, by going the private pay route this is not an issue
-Whole person treatment: Insurance mandates clients meet “medical necessity” in order for treatment to be covered. This means that a diagnosis must be provided after one meeting. We do not believe any person can be defined or should be treated just for symptoms of a diagnosis, but that clients are human beings with whole life conditions that get to be treated holistically.
-Flexibility in treatment- Insurance companies limit the number of times per week and the time limit for each individual session. With private pay, a customized plan can be established should a client benefit from multiple sessions in the same week or 90 to 120 minute sessions.