Hartford Place Counseling, PLLC offers a simple, straight forward price for services. Please visit the Services page to review counseling service fees.
Even with straight forward pricing, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining the total cost of your mental health care cost.
Under the No Surprise Act, health care providers need to give patients, who either do not have insurance or choose not to use their insurance, an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, which includes counseling/therapy.
Because of this, you have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of counseling services rendered by your therapist (Chryssee Wright-Ohiri, LPC-A) of Hartford Place Counseling, PLLC.
In addition, you have the right to ask Chryssee for a Good Faith Estimate, before you scheduled an initial session, during your free consultation.
If you ever receive a bill/charge, 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 more information about your right to a Good Faither Estimate, please visit
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Freedom in Treatment
Confidentiality and Privacy
Service Without Hindrances, Pressure or Stigma
Clients who pay out of pocket are guaranteed that the only people who know any of the details of therapy are themselves and their therapist. Aside from normal limits to confidentiality, therapy is completely confidential, without any third party being privy to information exchanged in session.
Most insurance providers require a mental health diagnosis for therapy to be covered. When clients pay out-of-pocket, there is no requirement of a mental health diagnosis for treatment, which means that anyone can seek treatment. Private pay also carries the additional benefit of reducing pressure to pathologize normal individuals who simply need help coping with some area of life.
It is important to understand that once a diagnosis becomes a part of your permanent medical record it can potentially affect the consideration of future policies, such as, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability.
Private pay clients have complete control of the duration and style of their treatment. Modalities that are ethically viable but not covered by insurance are open to private pay clients. Private pay clients can choose the focus of their therapy, the duration of therapy, and the frequency of therapy, and even the length of individual sessions.