Rates for Counseling
Preliminary Counseling Consultation
Phone or video consultation (individual- 10 minutes): FREE
Initial* and follow up sessions (individual- 50 minutes):
*Credit card required to hold first appointment.
*Anne Russey Counseling is based in Katy, Texas. Services are available throughout the entire state of Texas using a video telehealth platform.
Do you take insurance?
I am Out-Of-Network only. This means I do not contract directly with any insurance carriers. I will provide a Superbill for clients who want to file out of network claims with their insurance company for individual counseling services. A Superbill is basically an itemized statements for the purpose of filing claims. This statement is automatically provided through the client portal on a monthly basis. If you need it sooner simply send me an e-mail to request it.
Depending on your specific policy and plan, you may qualify for partial or full reimbursement of your sessions. Reimbursement rates varies by plan, so you’ll need to check directly with your insurer by calling the customer number usually found on your insurance card.
When calling your insurance company to ask about benefits these are some questions that may help:
- Does my plan cover outpatient mental health counseling?
- Do I have any out of network benefits for outpatient mental health counseling?
- If so, do I have to meet an out of network deductible? Have I met it yet?
- Once my deductible is met, how much of my out of pocket payment will be reimbursed?
In order for an insurance company to cover mental health services, they require a mental health diagnosis. Diagnoses become part of your permanent medical record. Mental health diagnoses may be considered a pre-existing condition. If you submit an out of network claim to your insurance company it will contain billing and diagnostic information including a mental health diagnosis. Once the information is released by Anne Russey Counseling to you, I cannot guarantee the security of the information.
Payment for Therapy Sessions
I accept traditional forms of payment at the time of session, including check, credit/debit card, cash and HSA/Flex spending debit/credit cards. Credit cards accepted include: American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Credit card or HSA/Flex spending card payment required for online counseling sessions.
Attendance and Cancellation Policy for Counseling Sessions
I reserve your session time for you. Regular attendance to scheduled appointments is an important part of making therapy work. If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you give the required 24 hours notice of cancellation to avoid fee equal to session rate. Cancellation of Monday appointments required by Friday prior.
Any Other Questions about Starting Therapy?
Contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!