How much does therapy cost?

Fees

Therapy is an investment in your quality of life.  We understand that therapy involves a commitment of resources and we want you to feel comfortable with your decision. 

Our session fees are:

  • $200 for 60 minute intake session
  • $175 for 50 minute ongoing sessions, individual or couple  
  • Longer appointments can be arranged and will be charged accordingly.  

To accommodate clients with budget constraints, we offer a limited number of sliding scale appointments.  Sessions can also be scheduled less frequently to accommodate your needs.  Please contact us to discuss your options.

Payment

Payment is due at time of session and can be made with cash, check, or credit/debit card.

We also accept payment through Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts, check the provisions of your account prior to your first appointment.

Cancellation Policy

You will be charged the full session fee for appointments not cancelled with at least 24 hours notice.


Do you accept insurance?

Chicago Sex and Relationship Center therapists are out-of-network, meaning we are not contracted with any insurance companies.  This allows us to protect your confidential information, as insurance providers require a mental health diagnosis to cover treatment and are able to audit client charts at any time.  

If you would like to utilize your insurance coverage, we can provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance carrier.  We do not guarantee reimbursement, so please contact your insurance company to determine benefits for outpatient mental health services.  Some questions to ask are: Do I have out of network benefits?  What services are covered?  Is there a deductible that needs to be met before coverage begins?  


Is therapy confidential?

A therapist's office is a private place where you can discuss your concerns with a trusted professional.  Information shared with your therapist is generally protected and remains confidential.  You may request that your therapist share information with another entity (attorney, doctor, teacher, case worker, etc).  If there is a need for collaboration, you will sign a release specifying the information you wish to disclose and to whom.  Additional fees for reports and phone calls may apply.

In addition to requested collaboration, there are specific circumstances when a therapist is obligated to break confidentiality and share information about a client. 

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.
  • Please see the HIPAA Privacy Practices document for further exceptions.