Intake Session: $150-$200 (up to 1 hour)
Crisis Intake Session: $300 (up to 1 hour)
Individual Therapy: $100-$175 (45 minutes)
Couples/Family Therapy: $150-$260 (90 minutes)
Group Therapy: Price dependent on group size/length of session
Court Related Appearances: $300-$525 per hour (4-hour minimum required)
Consultation: $25-$43.75 per 15-minutes
Assessment - For assessment price, please contact our office at 972-825-6570
Consultations over 15 minutes outside of the counseling session will be charged. This includes attending parent/teacher conferences, attending school meetings, conducting classroom observations, interacting with insurance providers, and other interactions upon your request.
To maintain high quality, responsive services that maximize your privacy, UPC does not participate as an in-network provider with any insurance plans. However, many insurance plans provide reimbursement for out-of-network mental health services. UPC will provide a receipt for services, referred to as a “superbill,” that includes information needed to file for reimbursement with your insurance provider. You may want to consult with your insurance provider as to whether or not your plan provides out-of-network mental health benefits.
You are responsible for paying at the time of your session unless prior arrangements have been made. No subsequent sessions will be scheduled if there is an outstanding balance. We accept many major forms of payment, including credit cards, debit cards, cashier’s checks, money orders, and cash. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS. Please be aware we charge a $45.00 credit card decline fee if your credit card is declined for any reason. Payment policies will be provided to each client and/or client's guardian prior to the first appointment
Once an appointment is scheduled, that time is reserved only for you. If you are unable to attend a session, contact your therapist at least 24-hours in advance and there will be no charge. For sessions missed or cancelled with less than 24-hours notice, the regular fee will apply.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can therapy help me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that therapists can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
Developing skills for improving your relationships
Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
Improving communications and listening skills
Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
Do I really need therapy? I can usually handle my problems.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
Why do people go to therapy and how do I know if it is right for me?
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
What is therapy like?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
What about medication vs. psychotherapy?
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
Do you take insurance, and how does that work?
To maintain high quality, responsive services that maximize your privacy, University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC does not participate as a network provider with insurance plans. However, many insurance plans provide reimbursement for out-of-network mental health services. Your therapist will provide a receipt for services that includes all of the information needed to file for reimbursement with your insurance carrier. Check with your insurance provider as to whether or not your plan provides out-of-network mental health benefits.
Some helpful questions you can ask them:
What are my out-of-network mental health benefits?
How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Your privacy is important to us, and you can trust that our sessions, as well as any of your personal information, is always held in the strictest of confidence. Additionally, anything you transmit through our portal is highly secure, and stored data is HIPAA-compliant.
Confidential information disclosed in private therapy sessions is legally protected. However, there are some exceptions to this, which your therapist will fully discuss with you during your initial appointment. If you’d like to learn more about our ethical standards and privileged communication exceptions, our office can provide additional information.