There are many misperceptions regarding the costs associated with professional mental health services. Most times, your insurance benefits will cover a significant portion, if not all of the costs associated with your mental health counseling or psychotherapeutic treatment.
However, there is a trade off to billing medical insurance for your emotional health needs. In order to have insurances pay for your medical needs, including that of mental health counseling and/or psychotherapy, Mental Health Care Providers must submit written documentation to your insurance company that includes diagnoses for which you are being treated. While this allows for insurance payments to be submitted, other repercussions can arise when and if a mental health diagnosis is given. Once documentation is submitted to your insurance company for billing, this information becomes part of your permanent health record, cannot be changed, and can only be taken care of through secondary evaluations that will help show your diagnosis has changed over time. Some examples of issues that can arise if diagnosed with a mental health condition are possible denial to the United States Armed Forces, denial of security clearances, denial to law enforcement agencies, denial to purchase firearms, and / or need to rectify through further evaluations whether or not the diagnosed problem had been ameliorated. Therefore, it is imperative that you work closely with your mental health care provider, psychotherapist, counselor, or psychologist to understand your future employment goals, so that they can help you make an informed decision regarding your mental health care needs.
In many treatment facilities, county based organizations, and contracted government services, these possibilities are never discussed openly with clientele; however, we at the Stockton Therapy Network feel it is our duty to work with our client’s, helping you maneuver the maze associated with mental health counseling, while keeping focus on the future you want to create aside from the current emotional concerns that may stand in your way. Our therapists understand the continued limitations having a mental health diagnosis can have, and work diligently to help you understand the pros and the cons of using medical insurance as a payment option. We will work with you to develop an active treatment plan that delimits future repercussions meeting with a mental health counselor can have.
Within your first session, your therapist will actively work with you to identify areas of strength, areas of concern, and work to help you actively begin engaging treatment from a strength based, analytical perspective that fosters inquiry into the areas of concern, so that you may overcome those obstacles and Advance Confidently in the direction of your dreams. Whether depressed, anxious, or just feeling stressed about the nuances of life, most diagnoses are easily ameliorated, and through treatment, can lead you back to a state of emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well being. At this time, The Stockton Therapy Network works with the following insurance providers.
- Health Plan of San Joaquin
- Tri West VA Choice (Thank You for Service)
- Magellan Healthcare
- State Fund EAP
- California Victim Compensation Board
If you do not have an insurance that we contract with, our therapists will be happy to discuss payment options with you. Our Therapy sessions are $75 per therapeutic hour, and The Stockton Therapy Network Accepts all major credit cards, Apple Pay, and are willing to work with you to to develop a custom treatment plan that will help you ameliorate your problems in a timely manner. Most problems can be redirected within 5 to 10 sessions, dependent on the degree of work that you are committing to undertake. That is why we have created a sliding scale fee dependent on the extent of the problems you want to face.
Initial Assessment: $125 (1 Hour)* Fee Waived and counted towards first session if you decide to secure services.
Out of Pocket Mental Health Services
I built my practice on the idea of provide quality mental health care to those who wish to Advance Confidently in the Direction of Their Dreams. My pricing is simple.
- $100 Per Session – Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes.
- $400 for 5 Sessions – Save 20% of the initial session.
- $50 for subsequent sessions after the first 5. (Valid Only with the Purchase of the 5 Session Package.