Insurance and Fees

Insurances Accepted

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield

  • Aetna

  • Medcost

  • Tricare*

  • United Health Care

  • Bright Health

If your insurance company is not listed above, you may still be eligible for “out of network” benefits. Some companies / insurance plans have very good out-of-network benefits (e.g., PHCS/Multiplan, Cigna) while others offer none at all (e.g., United Health Care). Please contact your insurance company or your member benefits booklet to find out what your out-of-network benefits are. Typically we can bill for your out-of-network benefits through our online billing software, but if your insurance company prefers, we can also provide you with a receipt that you can use to file claims and be reimbursed by your insurance company directly.

 

Typically you will be responsible for your co-pay or a co-insurance (a percentage of the overall cost of the service) at the beginning of each session, unless you have a deductible to meet first. You can find information about the amount of your co-pay, co-insurance and deductible by calling your insurance company or looking in your member benefits booklet. Most of the time, you can also find this information on your insurance card under the category  of “specialist” or “mental health” (sometimes abbreviated mh/sa/dd). Although typically we will call your insurance company to check benefits before your first session, you are responsible for knowing the details of your insurance policy so please follow up on your end as well to make sure that your policy is administered correctly.  


As a courtesy to you, we will file any claims to your insurance company on the day of your session. Benefits will be estimated by your insurance company shortly thereafter (typical time frame is 2-4 weeks). Please be aware that, even after consultation with your insurance company, we cannot be certain of how your policy will pay until after the first session is filed and the insurance company determines your benefits. Therefore, please understand that you will be responsible for any amount that is not paid by your insurance company.

*We are certified providers with TriCare but not in-network. Please consult with your insurance company regarding the implications of this for your deductible, co-pay or co-insurance. 

Payment Methods Accepted

·         Cash

·         Check

·         All major credit cards

 

·         HSA (Health Savings Accounts) Cards ​

**A credit card on file is required to hold the first appointment and is only used in the case of no-shows or late cancellations. Our office is very busy and this helps to ensure that we do not hold appointments that end up being unused, therefore preventing other clients who need services from getting care.              

Practitioner 

Tara Ferguson, PhD

Michael Helfer, PhD

Megan Fentross, MAEd

Natasha Sylvester, PsyD

Elizabeth Rigsbee, MA

Ross Johnston, PsyD

Janet Camp, PsyD

Jessie Gruber, MA

Katie Alford, MA

Alyssa Murray, MA

Trish Spencer, Intern

Initial Assessment 

$160

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$50

45-minute session

$130

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$95

$35

60-minute session

$140

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$40

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$40

Fees:

Because we are committed to making our services available to all, each practitioner has agreed to offer reduced fees for those who do not have insurance and cannot afford to pay full rates:

Couple's/Family session

Group Therapy: Group therapy sessions costs vary by group and practitioner. Read about our current group offerings

**Some practitioners may be willing to offer sliding fee scales for clients who are in need of financial assistance. This can be discussed in the first session but not before. Sliding scales cannot not be used in conjunction with insurance benefits. 

Good Faith Estimate Advisory Notice for Self-Pay clients: Under the No Surprises Act of 2022, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance a "Good Faith Estimate" (an estimate of the costs associated with expected services). You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. We are happy to provide a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask for a Good Faith Estimate at any time before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

Therapy Scholarship Programs

Starting in 2022, Place of Peace has become the lucky participant in two scholarship programs intended to help us provide free and reduced fee counseling services to the members of our community. 

Full Moon Healing Studio Therapy Scholarship Program - this program is funded by Ashley Ford at The Full Moon Healing Studio and provides 6 or more therapy sessions to clients in need who meet certain criteria. https://www.thefullmoonhealingstudio.com/

 

Place of Peace Internship Program - Place of Peace is starting an internship program in Fall of 2022. Since interns are not licensed, they cannot accept insurance. Our intern will be offering reduced fee sessions on a sliding scale to clients in need who meet certain criteria. 

To apply, please complete the application linked below and send to admin@placeofpeacecounseling.com

Therapy Scholarship Application Form

If you would like to donate to the therapy scholarship fund, scan the QR code below and enter "donation" in the notes field. ANY amount is welcome!

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