LPC-intern Information 
An intern has already completed their graduate degree, completed a practium and other experiential training in graduate school, successfully passed the NCE, and been temporarily licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Interns are not students. 

 
While in the temporarily licensed stage of licensure, an LPC-intern's services cannot be paid by insurance and so is not able to charge an insurance company for services provided. Therefore, interns tend to have lower "cash pay" rates than LPCs or LCSW's.  At Mid Cities Counseling Center, our interns charge $60.00-$75.00 versus $125.00-$150.00 with an LPC or LCSW.  Also, all the benefits of using cash pay options instead of insurance applies to all LPC-interns. One does not have to be diagnosed with a mental health condition or illness to seek services. Interns can provide therapy for issues many insurance company's will not cover, such as marital issues, relational concerns, adjustment and transition difficulties, grief/bereavement, and more (or less depending on the insurance company). Additionally, when one is receiving services from an intern, he or she is getting the benefit of having two clinicians with different skill sets and expertise, because interns are required to meet weekly with a supervisor. While these meetings vary in content from week to week, the primary purpose is to conceptualize cases, review interventions and techniques, collaborate on treatment options and much more. Essentially, one receiving treatment from an LPC-intern gains the benefit of not just that person's knowledge, experience, and expertise, but also that of the intern's supervisor.

Cancellation Policy

24 hours notice require

 If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, then a $55.00 no-show or cancellation fee will apply.

Rates

Usual  and Customary

$175 initial assessment

$125 per individual session (45 minutes)

$150 per family/couples session (45 minutes)

$150 per individual session (55 minutes)

$175 per family/couple session (55 minutes)

$60-75 sliding scale services with LPC-I


Insurance for Counseling Services

We Are In Network With:

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

Cigna

United Heathcare

Magellan

Traditional Medicaid

Most EAP (Employee Assistance Programs)


Your health insurance provider may cover your counseling sessions.  To utilize In Network Benefits call the 800 number listed on your insurance card and inquire:


What are my mental health benefits? 

What is my Co-Pay?

Do I have a Co-Insurance?

Do I have a Deductible?

Is there a visit limit?

Out of Network: You may gain reimbursement if your insurance provides coverage for out-of-network providers.  If you have out-of-network coverage, obtaining reimbursement from your insurer in many cases will drastically reduce your per session therapy cost.  We can help by providing a standard form and submit to your insurance carrier or submit claims for you.  If you would like to use insurance, these are questions you want to ask your insurer:

What are my mental health benefits? 
What are my out-of-network mental health benefits?
Do I have a deductible for out-of-network mental Health services?  If so, how much is it?
How much will my insurance reimburse me per session for an out-of-network provider?


Call Us: 817.888.8131