Fees, Payment & Policies

Office or Distance Session Fees

Payment is required at or before the beginning of each session.

Counseling

Individual Counseling

55 minute–Introductory Consultation — $125
(Since the goodness of fit between the practitioner and client is so crucial to success, I require a full 55-minute meeting to begin to get to know each other. We will discuss your needs and goals and the ways my work could offer support for your growth, as well as touch upon some basics for understanding your Sensitivity, Creativity, Giftedness and/or Complexity. If we both agree that working together would be enriching and beneficial, we will then proceed with scheduling an intake session.)

Intake Session, 55 minutes, Individual — $225 ($200*)
55-minutes, individual — $150 ($125*)
80-minutes, Individual — $225 ($200*)

  • Longer sessions are available and are prorated.
  • If a client requires coordination of care with their other health providers, these consultations are billed in pro-rated 30 minute increments. 

Couples/Family Counseling

55-minute–Introductory Consultation– $125
(Since the goodness of fit between the practitioner and client is so crucial to success, I require a full 55-minute meeting to begin to get to know each other. We will discuss your needs and goals and the ways my work could offer support for your growth, as well as touch upon some basics for understanding your Sensitivity, Creativity, Giftedness and/or Complexity. If we all agree that working together would be enriching and beneficial, we will then proceed with scheduling an intake session.)

Intake Session, 80-minutes, couples, family — $360 ($335*)
[55-minutes, couple/family–$160 ($135*) I will only see couples/families for 55 minutes after enough progress has been made.]
80-minutes, couple/family — $240 ($215*)

  • Longer sessions are available and are prorated.
  • If a client requires coordination of care with their other health providers, these consultations are billed in pro-rated 30 minute increments.

*$25 Bookkeeping Counseling Discount —Applicable when:

  • Full payment is made at time of service
  • Client does not require a diagnosis or diagnostic paperwork such as:
    • a “Superbill” i.e. an insurance claim invoice for insurance reimbursement
    • or any other paperwork involved with diagnostic work

HSP Coaching

55-minute–Introductory Consultation — $125
(Since the goodness of fit between the practitioner and client is so crucial to success, I require a full 55-minute meeting to begin to get to know each other. We will discuss your needs and goals and the ways my work could offer support for your growth, as well as touch upon some basics for understanding your Sensitivity, Creativity, Giftedness and/or Complexity. If we both agree that working together would be enriching and beneficial, we will continue with scheduling a session to start the coaching process.)

55-minute session — $130
80-minute session — $195

Coaching is not reimbursable by insurance companies.

HSP Consultation

55-minute session — $130
80-minute session — $195

Consulting is not reimbursable by insurance companies.

Insurance

I am an Out-of-Network Provider only and require full payment of my fee at the time of each session. However, your health insurance plan may have very good out-of-network benefits, which means that your insurance company may reimburse you for a portion of my fee.

While I no longer submit claims directly to insurance companies, if you would like to do so, I can provide you with a “superbill” which is an invoice complete with the information and codes insurance companies require to process a claim. Please understand that working with insurance companies means that we will be defining your challenges in terms of mental health disorders and a mental health diagnosis will be recorded in your medical record.

Additionally, When I am providing the extra diagnostic paperwork I am not able to offer the bookkeeping discount. 

If you will be relying on insurance benefits to pay a portion of your fee. Please call your insurance carrier to determine your out-of-network benefits before requesting an introductory consultation.

The following document provides questions needed to be answered by the insurance company to determine the approximate amount that they will pay. what to ask your insurance provider

Self-Awareness Counseling Payment & Policies

Payment:

  • You, the client, are responsible for payment of all fees unless other arrangements have been made.
  • Fees are due at the beginning of, or before each session.
  • Failure to pay a session fee may lead to an immediate rescheduling of that appointment.
  • You may prefer to pay in advance (e.g. electronically, or write check ahead of time) in order to save session time.

Fees are payable by:

  • Cash
  • Check made out to Deborah Orandon (NOT Self-Awareness Counseling)
  • Credit/Debit Card–PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU INTEND TO PAY WITH PLASTIC and I will send an email invoice through Square for pre-session payment. This is because the square and paypal card readers don’t seem to work well in my office. I do charge a $5 service fee ($6 for charges over $145) when using the credit/debit card service.
  • PayPalDirect electronic payments are free using Paypal, when your bank account is connected to your paypal account, and the correct settings are used to send the payment. Please ask for more details about set up.
  • VenmoDirect electronic payments are free using Venmo, when your bank account is connected to your Venmo account. Please ask for more details about set up.
  • Money Order made out to Deborah Orandon (NOT Self-Awareness Counseling)

Cancellation/lateness policy

  • I require 24 hours notice for cancellation of a scheduled appointment, otherwise the full fee for the session is due.
    • Receipt of cancellation notice needs to have been confirmed  when delivered by text or email, since occasionally electronic transmissions DO fail. If you don’t hear back from me that it was received, don’t hesitate to re-send or use additional means of contact.
    • An alternative to cancelling an appointment is a phone or video chat appointment.
  • As much advance notice as possible for cancellations is always appreciated.
  • You are responsible for keeping appointments and arriving on time.
  • Typically, sessions won’t be extended due to late arrival. If I am running late you will receive the full length of the session, but it will run past the scheduled time slot.
  • If cancellation and rescheduling becomes frequent, the situation will be discussed and other agreements for scheduling and/or payment will be created.

Alcohol & Drug Policy

Please do not use alcohol or non-prescription drugs (including cannabis, unless the strain has virtually no THC) before your counseling, coaching or consultation appointment.  I reserve the right to terminate a session if it becomes evident that you are under the influence.  The full fee will be charged for the terminated session.

Availability

  • By appointment only–Noon to mid-evening.
  • Office appointments: Tuesdays – Thursdays, Mondays every other week.
  • Distance appointments: Mondays and some irregular Tuesday-Thursday time slots

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