Investment for Counseling Services

Individual Counseling:  

$120 for a 50 minute session

$100 for a 50 minute session for self-pay clients

*A discount is provided for self-pay clients.

$150 for a diagnostic intake assessment


Couples/Marriage Counseling:     

$120 for a 50 minute session 

$180 for a 90 minute session

$29  for the Gottman Relationship Checkup

Insurance does NOT cover couples/marriage counseling


Discernment Counseling:

$240 for the first 2 hour session 

$120 for a 50 minute session

$180 for a 90 minute session  

Insurance does NOT cover Discernment Counseling.


* Counseling appointments require a 24 hour notice for a cancellation or you will be billed for the session.


Fees are collected at the beginning of each session.  Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted. Typically, you may also use your Flex account or Health Savings account to pay for sessions. It is important to know that insurance providers do not cover couples therapy or marriage counseling, though we are able to provide you with a receipt if you would like to make a request of your insurance company.  Feel free to speak with your insurer about their specific coverage.


Payment Options

Self Pay

Many individuals choose to pay out of pocket for counseling to increase their privacy. The following are some of the benefits of private-self pay:

  • You manage your care and treatment. Insurance companies limit who you can work with and what will be covered. They also determine the type of counseling and the length of treatment.

  • Your records are not shared with anyone unless you give written permission for someone to have access to them (with the exception of cases protected by law, your safety or the safety of others is at risk). When insurance is used, your information becomes part of your medical record.

  • Insurance requires a mental health diagnosis. Many issues discussed in therapy do not meet criteria for a diagnosis, such as marriage counseling or parenting issues.

  • Your mental health records will not cause future issues regarding future employment, life insurance, or healthcare.

  • You know what you are paying for, there are no unexpected costs. Lack of insurance reimbursement and high deductibles can lead to large bills for some.

Insurance and EAP

I am in network with the Sanford Health Plan (excluding those with Sanford Health through those with the Medicaid expansion) and a number of EAP providers. If you are in network with another insurance plan, I can provide you with a receipt you can submit to the insurance company for reimbursement.  Please call to discuss your particular situation.  

**If you are using insurance, please bring your insurance card with you to your first session.


Clinical Supervision and consultation

As an approved supervisor of marriage and family therapy in North Dakota, I also offer clinical supervision for therapists and counselors who are in the process of obtaining their license in marriage and family therapy in North Dakota.  The fee for clinical supervision is $130 per clinical hour for individual supervision.