Frequently Asked Questions

How much does counseling cost?

For fully licensed providers, the price ranges from $125-150 per hour for self-paying clients.  Intern prices range from $80-$100 per session.  Please see provider pages for additional information on accepting insurance.

Do you take insurance?

Each provider is separately contracted with difference insurance companies (Visit provider page for details).

For self-paying clients, fully licensed providers can provide a receipt to file an OUT OF NETWORK claim with your insurance company.  We recommend contacting your insurance provider to receive information on Out of Network benefits.

How long are the sessions?
  • Adolescent and adult sessions are 50 minutes.
  • Play therapy sessions are 45 minutes.
  • Couples sessions may vary between 50-80 minutes.
  • Group sessions are usually 80 minutes.
How many sessions will be needed?

You and your counselor will determine your therapy needs and goals within the first few sessions. These goals may change as the process continues. Once your goals have been met and you are feeling more secure and confident you and your counselor can determine the length and/or how often you want to meet. Sometimes people may need only 3-4 sessions. Other individuals want ongoing therapy for longer periods of time due to their psychological needs, diagnosis, or history.

In play therapy, the average number of sessions is 10-14 sessions. Usually a child begins to act out more after the first two sessions as the therapist has tapped into some of the pain the child is feeling. As time in play therapy continues, your child will usually begin to experience peace and you will see your child develop more self-control, confidence, and self-esteem.

How do I make an appointment?
  • Call 972-806-0949 to speak with one of our professionals for a free phone consultation please.
  • Email us at info@paysoncounselinggroup.com
Is counseling confidential?

As a general rule, everything disclosed in a counseling session is confidential. However, there are some exceptions to this. For example, confidentially may be violated in the following situations: 1) if you express that you may harm yourself or someone else; 2) if you disclose abuse or neglect of a child, elderly, or disabled person; 3) if treatment records are requested by a subpoena; 4) in order to obtain payment for services rendered; 5) if evidence of treatment is requested by third party payers, i.e. insurance companies. Please note that this listing may not be exhaustive.

What is the intake process?

Step 1

  • Call and speak to one of our professionals for a free phone consultation, or complete our online contact form to request phone consultation.

Step 2

  • Upon completion of a phone consultation, our office will provide you with the best fitting provider to fit your individual needs. At this time, an intake session will be scheduled. If we believe our office does not have a counselor to suit your needs, we will try to offer outside referral sources.

Step 3

  • During the intake session, you will meet with your new counselor. This is an opportunity to ask any additional questions about the process, complete all necessary paperwork and begin building your therapeutic relationship with your counselor. Intake sessions usually last about 50 minutes.
  • Parents will meet with counselors without children present to express concerns.
  • If at the end of the intake, it is concluded our office is a good fit for your needs, regular sessions will be scheduled.
What do I need for my first session?

The first session will be an intake session. This is when you will meet with your assigned counselor to answer questions, complete paperwork, and discuss presenting concerns.  You will need the following:

  • Completed paperwork
  • Payment method
  • Copy of most current divorce decree if applicable