Fees for counseling are due at the time service is rendered. Please write your checks to Abundant Life Counseling Services, P.A. or pay with your Visa, MasterCard, or HSA card. Returned checks will be charged a $25 fee. Fees for service are as follows:
Tailer Ream, MA, LPC-Associate,
Supervised by Kerry Williamson, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S, CST
Initial Assessment $85 (50 minutes), Individual $85 (50 minutes), Couple or Family $85 (50 minutes), and Group $35 (80 minutes). A sliding fee scale is available to those in financial need who either do not have insurance or choose not to use their insurance. Phone consultations and large or extensive email correspondence are charged on a prorated basis in 15 minute increments.
Appointments and Cancellations:
You may schedule your next appointment while you are in the office, by email, or by calling (512) 258-5100 at your convenience. When you schedule an appointment, we reserve that time for you alone, so please make every effort to be on time to receive the full benefit of your allotted time. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate changes in your schedule as long as you notify us 24 hours in advance. Appointments cancelled within 24 hours will be billed as a “No Show or Late Cancellation” and you will be billed half of your counseling fee. Life-threatening emergencies and serious illness will be considered grounds for waiving such charges, but we request that you remember appointments and allow for traffic delays and work demands.
Our center is not on insurance panels. You may be able to independently file for reimbursement for mental health benefits with out-of-network providers. We will provide you with a receipt that you can send to your insurance provider for reimbursement. We will also provide, upon your request, an appropriate diagnosis to assist you in filing your claims. However, full payment for your fee is due upon your appointment and clients who have received reduced per session rates as per a sliding scale application may not receive a receipt with which to file with their insurance.
Records and Confidentiality:
All communications become part of our clinical records. Records are the property of Abundant Life Counseling Services, P.A. All communication is kept confidential, with the following limitations and exceptions:
1. Your counselor determines that you are a danger to yourself or others
2. You disclose an instance/instances of abuse (physical, medical, emotional, or sexual), neglect, or exploitation of a child, elderly, or disabled person
3. You disclose an instance/instances of sexual contact with a mental health provider
4. You direct your counselor in writing to disclose information to someone of your choosing
5. Your counselor is ordered by the court to disclose your information
If we see you in public, we will protect your confidentiality by not approaching you first and will not discuss your case in public.
Legal Limitations and Shared information:
Legal Limitations: You understand that information discussed in couple or individual therapy is for therapeutic purposes and is not intended for use in any legal proceedings involving the partners and/or their children. You agree not to subpoena any Abundant Life Counseling Services, P. A. counselors to testify for or against either party or to provide records in a court action.
Future Litigation: Because it is important to maintain the confidentiality of the client(s) both now and in the future (including minors), you agree not to involve Abundant Life Counseling Services, P. A. in any current or future arbitration, mediation, and/or litigation within the court system.
Shared Information: If you or your partner shares information with your Abundant Life Counseling Services, P.A. counselor in private (whether in person, or via email or phone), the counselor will encourage you to share this information voluntarily with your partner prior to or during your next scheduled joint session. Likewise, you understand that information shared individually with the counselor can be discussed during any couple's session. You understand that sometimes, within the course of Couple's Therapy, it may be in your best interest to meet with your Abundant Life Counseling Services, P.A. counselor separately. This could be a single session, or multiple sessions. You also understand that you have the choice to seek individual therapy with another counselor.