Alyssa Halberg

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your rate?

I charge $150 per 50 minute session. Payment is due at the time of service and I accept checks, cash or any major credit cards.

Do you offer a sliding scale?

While my standard rate is $150 per session, I reserve a small number of slots at a reduced cost. Please contact me to explore that option prior to your appointment.

Do you accept insurance?

I do not accept insurance at this time.  Many clients choose not to involve their insurance provider in their treatment. First, this can be helpful because it means there is no mental health disorder diagnosis label permanently attached to your health record, which could hinder you from obtaining life insurance, disability or future health insurance. Second, by not involving insurance, it ensures your records are protected, meaning all information about you cannot be obtained by the insurance company. Third, not involving insurance means the insurance company does not dictate your care, which allows for collaboration between my professional expertise and your personal goals.

What is a Good Faith Estimate?

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers must give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.  You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy. You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 985-3059.

How long does each therapy or life coaching session take?

Each session is 50 minutes.

How can I tell if a therapist is a good fit for me?

The client/therapist relationship is crucial to therapy success. As a client, it is important to examine your comfort level with the therapist and your ability to share honestly without feeling judged.  Through my 15 minute free consultation, I hope potential clients will get a feel for who I am, my approach to therapy and life coaching and then determine if it is a good fit.

How will therapy or life coaching really help me?

Therapy and life coaching are a unique opportunity to invest in yourself, your goals and personal well-being. I believe anyone can benefit from therapy or life coaching, if they are willing to invest in a collaborative relationship with the therapist or life coach and learn skills and tools to help cope with life’s stressors and challenges. I firmly believe “the only way out is through,” meaning you have to be willing to “go there” mentally and emotionally in order to “get there” to the desired change in your life.