Can anyone tell me why mental health professionals claim they would much rather have fee based practices, yet they generally expect to receive their “full fee” from out-of pocket clients rather than the amount they receive for clients using insurance?
In other words my therapist gets $65 from the insurance company and a $15 co pay from me, so that $80 for the session. The therapist’s (an LCSW) regular rate is $150 per 50 minute session, (this is the goiing rate in Ct.)
If a therapist is accepting a “reduced fee” per session from the insurance company ,why not accept the same fee from “out-of pocket” clients?
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