At the NewPath Counseling Group, we have a fee level for everyone. Since we are a training facility, we can offer a wide range of fees without compromising client care.
Our fee structure
We offer reduced fee counseling for $50/ session. Fees are based on the experience level of the therapist. Rates for senior level therapists start at $100/ session.
Our therapists are in network with various managed care insurance companies. Each therapist is different. We will be happy to verify your benefits for you, and give you the most affordable options available to you. Just bring your insurance card with you your first appointment or give us the information over the phone when scheduling.
How we will help
We are happy to file your insurance claim for you for in-network therapists. If we are out-of-network for your insurance company, or you have a high deductible, then we will provide you with the appropriate receipt for submitting to your insurance company. Please call or email us with any questions.
- When calling your insurance company, it is best to ask:
- Do I have behavioral/mental health coverage?
- How many outpatient psychotherapy sessions am I allowed in my plan?
- What is my deductible/has it been met?
- Do I need a referral from my Primary Care Physician (PCP)?
- Do I need pre-authorization from my insurance company?
- What is the amount of my co-pay?
Should I use insurance to cover mental health services?
It is important to understand the information that is given to insurance companies when you use your insurance for mental health services.
- Confidentiality – First and foremost, mental health therapists are mandated under federal law to maintain confidential records. When you choose to use insurance, we ask you to sign a waiver so that we can communicate with the insurance company. Insurance companies require adequate documentation in order to pay for the cost of your treatment. This documentation includes, at minimum, dates of service and diagnoses. Should your insurance company require a preauthorization for treatment and/or audit your file, addition clinical information, including session notes, has to be provided to your insurance to facilitate coverage.
- Control over your treatment – Another reason to consider not using your insurance is so that you retain free reign over your therapy sessions. Some individuals seek therapy for general wellness. If insurance is covering your sessions, they require a diagnosis and your therapist is instructed to keep your therapy focused on treatment for the stated diagnosis. Furthermore, with some insurance companies, you have a finite limit to sessions. Should you exceed said sessions, the insurance company may require a review of your records, whereby they question the care you are receiving. If the insurance company believes that you are not benefiting from treatment, they may decide to stop covering sessions.