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Cost of Counseling


I (Jennie) am currently seeing a select number of adult clients via telehealth (phone or video chat) each month. Limited times slots are available, however my actively engaged clients tend to get better and finish treatment relatively quickly, so spots are open on a rolling basis. Below is the process and cost of attending sessions as of July 1, 2020. 
What do sessions cost? 
Initial Consultation = $200
All following Appointments = $150
What happens in the assessment? 
Initial assessments include symptoms screening, discussion of your mental health history, and my initial diagnostic impressions. If your symptoms appear to  match the areas I currently treat (PTSD, General Anxiety, or Phobias), then I will recommend treatment options. This is most often CPT (cognitive processing therapy) or a related CBT approach.
These treatments are generally highly effective for clients who meet the matching symptoms and are motivated to get better quickly. Many of my clients with general anxiety or phobia issues are better within a month. Those with PTSD are generally better within 6 to 12 weeks. In my experience, those who come into therapy with me determined to be rid of their anxiety problems or PTSD once and for all, do so the quickest.  
If your symptoms do not match these areas I treat, or either of us feel we aren't the best fit, I will refer you to another provider(s) for ongoing sessions following the initial assessment. 
Appointments are generally 50 to 60 minutes
Here are some other common questions answered: 
Do you offer a free consultation?
I am available to consult briefly via text or e-mail to discuss if I am a likely a good fit for your needs, and if an assessment is appropriate.
Do you have a sliding scale? 
All sliding scale spots are full at this time. 
Do you take insurance? 
The very short answer is no. However, many clients are able to get some portion of what they pay reimbursed through out-of-network benefits. This is particularly true for those with some federal and University of Missouri insurance plans. I recommend you call the number on your insurance card and ask about "out of network mental health benefits" if you are interested in this. You should also verify that this is covered for telehealth appointments. 
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Counseling for Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD | Columbia, Missouri | Jennie Lannette Bedsworth, LCSW