The intake session (1st Session) requires that you fill out some paperwork. Please arrive on time. Kim allows a 15 minute window past your appointment time, but after that time, your appointment will be cancelled. In addition, if you do arrive late, please note that the missed time cannot be made up due to other appointments.
Kim's current rate for your 50-minute session is $125. However, she does offer a sliding scale to those in need upon request. She also offers phone sessions at the same rate. She accepts cash, check or major credit cards. If you cancel the day of the appointment or do not show up there is a $60.00 cancellation fee that will be due at your next session.
Benefits and Risks of Counseling
People in counseling often modify their emotions, attitudes, and behaviors. Often during counseling things may seem worse before they get better due to “stirring” up the old feelings and emotions . Do not give up! It is difficult to open up old wounds and It will get better.
There are several benefits to paying for counseling services rather than using insurance. Paying a fee allows you to receive the help you need without having a formal mental disorder diagnosis associated with your name. Insurance companies require a specific mental health disorder diagnosis in order to cover your care. Also, some insurance companies will request your records and can deny you insurance based on your diagnosis. Most importantly, without the limitations of insurance restrictions, your counseling experience can be tailored to meet your specific needs without having a time limit on how many sessions you can have and on how long the sessions must be, such as 30- 40 minutes etc.