What to Know Before The Initial Evaluation
How long is therapy and how much does each session cost?
The initial intake session (diagnostic evaluation) last 60 minutes. Therapy sessions are 45 minutes long; this is what is known as a "therapeutic hour" and allows for your clinician to stay up to date with notes and, if necessary, allows time for consultations with the rest of your team. Therapy is an investment in you or your child's future and emotional health. Sessions are billed depending on your provider at Houston Anxiety and Wellness. Counseling Externs are able to provide expert services at a reduced rate. For questions about fees, please contact Ivy by email at Ivy@HoustonAnxiety or through the Contact Tab.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, or debit/credit card. We also accept your HSA or Flexible Spending Cards. Payment is due on the day of service.
What is the cancellation policy or procedure for rescheduling?
Please note that if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you must do so with 24 hours notice or you will be charged the full fee of your intake or therapy session. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please reach out to your therapist directly. We do understand that life happens, children get sick, or activity and school schedules sometimes change on a whim. We will do everything we can, including offering phone or virtual sessions, in order to accommodate changes we are made aware of so that we are able to still meet as consistency and accountability are crucial to your success in therapy.
Do you accept my insurance?
Clinicians at The Houston Anxiety and Wellness Center are not on any insurance panels. However, if you would like to access your “out of network” benefits, we can provide you with a Statement for Reimbursement form (also called a Superbill) for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.
Many clients receive at least partial reimbursement for the cost of the sessions this way. However, in order to do this, we are required by insurance companies to give you a “Diagnosis Code” which will become part of your permanent medical record.
Please contact your insurance provider to make sure your policy includes out of network mental health providers and counseling services.