A word about insurance:
You may have noticed by now in your search for a therapist that a good many do not accept insurance plans, and that is also the case with ARYA. Why??
A number of reasons actually. For one, it can cause confidentiality concerns. It is our personal belief that therapy should be held as sacred and private as possible, yet in order to process a client’s claim, we must provide certain personal information about him or her which may affect their employment etc. depending on where they work.
Furthermore, insurance companies typically require a mental health diagnosis and will often determine the type of treatment and duration of services allowed for a specific diagnosis. We refuse to be limited and so should you.
Your health and wellness is your business and no one else’s.
We can however provide you with a receipt/invoice/super-bill which you may then submit to your insurance company on your own for reimbursement out of network. Some HSA accounts also allow us to bill directly. Please contact your insurance provider for more info.
Investing in Your Life is Priceless.
People often ask, “How much does this cost?” When I hear this I think to myself, “They’re focusing on the wrong thing.” I’d like you to ask yourself a different question: What’s the opportunity cost of NOT getting expert help at the right time? The fact is that the future of your family, your career and your personal wellbeing could be hanging in the balance. Deciding to get expert help during a “fork in the road” moment is can be a life-changing investment in yourself, your marriage, your family, and your future.
The value of what we can bring to your life transcends money. Having love, happiness and success is worth far more than what money can buy, like a couch or a vacation. Many couples postpone marriage counseling due to their perceptions of the “expense,” later to pay tens of thousands of dollars — many, many times more money than they would have paid a marriage counselor — to divorce lawyers and realtors to break up their family. This expensive not just financially, but emotionally, socially, psychologically, and relationally — especially for kids. Furthermore, many times it’s a tragedy that can be avoided.
Your Love, Happiness and Success needs to be the first priority. The wellbeing of your family, your emotional wellness, and your ability to function well in your career are simply more important than numbers in an account somewhere. Investing in your family, your emotional health, and your career will reap dividends that are far more precious than anything money can buy. This is an investment in your life.
However, while changing the trajectory of your life, your career and your family is absolutely priceless, we also understand that expense is a real concern for many families. – Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
It may also be AFFORDABLE.
We offer excellent, expert help that is also affordable. Our effective services are valuable beyond measure — strategic, focused, and proven by research to be the fastest, most efficient way to help you make positive changes.
We also offer sliding scale rates that are among the lowest in Pensacola, because making meaningful help accessible to everyone is one of the core, founding principles of ARYA. “Sliding scale” means that your rate per session would be determined by your income, meaning that your life-changing work with us will fit within your budget.
- Each counselor has her own specified rates. Please check out their bio pages or contact Tamara or Denise directly.
**If there are financial hardships involved, please email or call your preferred therapist directly to see what may be arranged as they keep a handful of slots open for those in crisis or under-employed etc.**
We accept checks, cash, and all major credit cards. Payment is due at the time of the appointment. Checks for services should be made payable to: Arya Therapy Services.
Change cannot be made, so any over payments will be credited to your account.
Cancellations & No-Shows:
Your appointment time is established and held especially for you. If you miss your scheduled appointment, and you do not cancel twenty-four hours in advance, you will be responsible for the full cost of that appointment.
Fee for insufficient funds or declined card is $25.00. You will not be allowed to book another appointment if you have an outstanding balance. Outstanding balances not paid within 30 days may be sent to collections.
Emails, Records, and Other Needs:
In addition to regularly scheduled appointments, we retain the right to charge for other professional services you may request. Other services include report writing, telephone conversations lasting longer than 15 minutes, attendance at meetings with other professionals you have authorized and requested, preparation of records or treatment summaries, and the time spent performing any other service you may request of us.
These fees will depend on the nature of the request.
- If you elect to email, text, or call us about a situation outside of therapy and do not wish to wait until your next appointment to have us explore it with you (e.g., a conflict that occurred or a nightmare or other distressing event), you will be charged half your session fee. You will be reminded of this policy before any charge to your account has been made.
- If you become involved in legal proceedings that require our participation, you will be expected to pay for our professional time even if we are called to testify by another party. Because of the difficulty of legal involvement, we charge $250 per hour for preparation and attendance at any legal proceeding.
In circumstances of unusual financial hardship, we may be willing to negotiate a fee adjustment or a payment installment plan.
Credit Card Authorization Policy:
Arya Therapy Services, LLC requires a credit card authorization be on file so that your balances can be settled as they occur. When credit card charges for unpaid balances arise (e.g., missed appointments), a statement of the charges and receipt may be mailed to you upon request. If you refuse to provide a card on file and you fail to provide 24 hours notice before canceling an appointment, you will be billed via invoice and charged an additional fee of $25.00 unless other arrangements are made in advance.