Why a monthly fee structure, rather than paying “session by session”?
- The greatest barrier to success in anything, including therapy, is not showing up. Regular attendance to treatment is critical to therapeutic progress, and you deserve the “biggest bang for your therapy buck.” I have found that a monthly fee structure incentivizes the most consistent attendance. That said, I am often able to accommodate a missed appointment by rescheduling, and will always do so when possible.
- Everyone needs time off. I generally plan about 4-5 weeks each year for International Field Work, and for vacations. The field work is an important way for me to stay connected and give back to the field, an important ethical commitment in my life. Vacation is how I stay “in shape”, rested and able to provide the best care possible to you. This Paid Time Away is a benefit, like health insurance, that I have built into my work model.
- Finally, by keeping my monthly income predictable, I am able to know how many slots I have available to take on discounted-fee & pro-bono clients – something I am strongly committed to doing.