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“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” 

Reiki Therapy
For Clients:

Individual Therapy

Allison Summer MS, LPC-S

CCTP, CSTS, EDIT II (Founder/CEO)

$210/One time initial intake

$185/50 minute session

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For Mental Health Professionals:
 

LPC Supervision:

Allison Summer is a board approved clinical supervisor currently offering supervision of licensed associate counselors working towards LPC licensure.

Fee: $125.

Eating Disorder and OCD Consultation:

Allison Summer offers consultation to mental health professionals regarding the ongoing treatment and education of Eating Disorder, ARFID and OCD treatment.

Fee: $125

                                                                                     Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and/or mental health care will cost. By law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. If you'd like more information or have questions about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, please visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

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Do you accept Insurance?
No, we do not accept insurance or EAPS, we are exclusively private pay.
Why do you not offer to accept insurance?
We believe it is both operationally and in ​our client's best interest as to why someone might choose to pay out of pocket for mental health services, despite the availability of insurance coverage or other forms of financial assistance. Here are some potential reasons.
  1. Privacy and Confidentiality: Paying out of pocket allows individuals to maintain greater privacy and control over their mental health records. Insurance claims and reimbursements may involve sharing personal information with the insurance company, which could impact confidentiality.

  2. Access to Preferred Providers: Some mental health providers may not accept insurance or may have limited availability for insured individuals. Paying out of pocket gives you the freedom to choose a provider that best suits your needs, regardless of insurance restrictions.

  3. Flexibility in Treatment Options: Insurance coverage for mental health services may have limitations, such as a limited number of sessions or restrictions on specific treatment modalities. Paying out of pocket allows you to have greater flexibility in the types and duration of treatment you receive.

  4. Expedited Services: In some cases, using insurance for mental health services can involve bureaucratic processes, such as pre-authorization or waiting for approval. Paying out of pocket can expedite the process and allow you to access treatment more quickly.

  5. Enhanced Quality of Care: While insurance can cover mental health services, it may have limitations on the number of sessions or the type of therapy covered. Paying out of pocket can provide access to longer or more intensive treatment, leading to potentially better outcomes.

  6. Non-Covered Services: Insurance plans often have limitations on what mental health services they cover. Paying out of pocket allows you to access services that may not be covered by your insurance, such as certain alternative therapies or specialized treatment programs.

  7. Avoiding Diagnosis and Stigma: Some individuals prefer to pay out of pocket to avoid having a mental health diagnosis on their insurance records. This can help prevent potential stigmatization or discrimination in the future, such as when applying for certain jobs or insurance coverage.

  8. Long-Term Cost Considerations: While paying out of pocket may seem expensive in the short term, it can be more cost-effective in the long run. Some individuals choose to invest in their mental health upfront to prevent or address issues before they escalate, potentially saving on future healthcare costs.

It's essential to consider your financial situation, the availability of insurance coverage, and the specific benefits and limitations of your insurance plan when deciding whether to pay out of pocket for mental health services. Consulting with a mental health professional or financial advisor can provide personalized guidance based on your circumstances.

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