Let’s talk about the cost of therapy.
There are 2 ways to make therapy affordable.
The first thing we can do to help make therapy more affordable is look into your health insurance.
Some plans have terrific coverage. Others – well – not so much. Many therapists, such as myself and my group, are happy to check your insurance benefits for you and let you know what your insurance will cover and how much insurance can help.
In cases where insurance doesn’t help, there’s a second way to make therapy affordable. Many therapists – such as myself those in my group – will offer a sliding fee scale, meaning we’ll lower our rate if money is an issue.
On the topic of money and therapy, there’s another question that’s probably worth asking:
One therapist I know asks, “if I could give you a pill that you could take once a week, and that costs $300 a month, and it would give you the happiness you want, would you go out and buy this prescription pill?” Most people answer yes, emphatically.
Then she says, “what if I told you, that instead of that pill, that’s exactly what spending an hour a week with the therapist can give you? Would you then invest $300 in going to therapy once a week, instead of taking a magic pill, if the outcome after three months would be the same?”
You can see that she’s trying to get to the point that most of us are willing to invest in our happiness, and that therapy is a very worthwhile investment, and well worth the cost, when you consider what it can give you.
Have a question about how much therapy will cost for you? Give us a call at (970) 310-3406. We’ll be glad to help you figure it out.