Committing to Therapy
For folks who decide to engage in face-to-face counseling services (or online counseling services ), we encourage you to commit to at least 4-sessions of therapy before making any decisions about quitting treatment. This is because it takes a substantial amount of time for change to happen and for your therapist to get to know you and develop a plan to help you work towards your own sense of freedom. We highly recommend 8-12 sessions for full benefit of the therapy process. Many of the evidence-based therapy treatments we use request that folks remain in treatment for 12 sessions to achieve maximum results. One of the most important factors that contribute to effective change is the relationship you have with your therapist . We do our best to connect with our clients and make you feel comfortable during this process. If for any reason, you do not feel your therapist is the best fit for you let us know and we will gladly connect you with one of our other amazing counselors. A common question when inquiring about counseling is how much does therapy cost?
Fees for counseling sessions vary by clinician. They are typically:
$160 for Licensed Masters Level Therapists (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC)
$180 for Licensed Psychologists (Psy.D., Ph.D.)
Cash and all major credit cards are accepted for payment. Payments for sessions are due at the end of each session.
Sessions are typically held for approximately 50min in length
We have therapists who are in network with Tricare, Triwest/VA CCN, Cigna and KP. If you have insurance outside of these options, we can provide you a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement if you would like. Some insurance companies will reimburse all or part of the costs associated with therapy depending on your plan. It is ultimately the client’s responsibility to confirm any insurance benefits with their insurance company prior to treatment. We are happy to assist in this process but cannot make any guarantees of quoted benefits.
Please check your coverage carefully by asking your insurance company the following questions:
Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Do I have a co-pay or cost share?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
We reserve appointment time specifically for our clients and request that they honor that time. Clients must provide at least 48-hours notice if they should need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, otherwise there is an $80 late cancel fee. Monday appointments need to be cancelled by 5pm Friday. This fee is the client’s responsibility to pay as insurance does not cover late cancellation fees.
At Freedom Within Center we offer therapeutic counseling services to our clients, typically on a weekly basis. It is important to know that we are not a crisis center. If you or someone you know is having a crisis it is advised to call 9-1-1 if it is a life-threatening emergency. If it is a mental health emergency, you can contact the San Diego Access and Crisis Line at 1-888-724-7240. Veterans can also contact the Veteran’s crisis line at 1-800-273-8255.
Questions? Please contact us for further information.