Yes! We are happy to refer you to people we trust in the greater Phoenix area, whether that’s another therapist, psychiatrist, or other practitioner.
Everything you talk about with your therapist is confidential. Our counseling licenses require us to keep your information and what we talk about between you and us. There are only a few exceptions where we are required by law to divulge something spoken in a session. Because we are mandated reporters, we must report to the appropriate state agencies if there is physical abuse or neglect happening to a child or a vulnerable adult. We would also notify family or emergency services if a client was planning on hurting themselves or others.
Virtual sessions are available upon request. Currently, with COVID, all of our therapists are seeing clients primarily via HIPAA compliant telehealth.
Realizing that the therapeutic process is primarily a relational process, finding a counselor or consultant that you gel with is important. Consequently, we are willing to talk by phone to discuss your goals for counseling and answer any questions about how we see the therapeutic process.
Many people choose to start by meeting weekly or bi-weekly. This will be something to discuss with your therapist to meet both your mental health and economic needs.
We have therapists that are available Monday through Saturday. We offer early morning, afternoon and evening appointments to try and accommodate the needs of our clients’ lifestyles and schedules.
Individual, family, & couples counseling session: $50-$150 per 50-55min session depending on level of licensure and training of the therapist.
Individual Consulting & Executive Consulting: $120 per 50-55min session
Groups: vary according to group – see specific group page for more info
Unlike counseling, consulting does not follow a traditional therapeutic process. Consultation is like getting an expert’s questions, guidance, advice, and direction, but without the agreement to diagnose or follow a treatment plan. Consultants also have no responsibility for case management.
*For a long while we did take insurance at The Phoenix Counseling Collective, but stopped taking it a few years ago. This was a difficult decision for us. We did not want to create barriers to counseling for people, and we realized that many people want/need to use their insurance. In the end, we came to the place where we decided that we did not want to continue to be part of a system that pathologizes human suffering and the ways that we humans often respond by using painful and self-defeating tactics to survive. Our clinicians diagnose, which helps us put language to what is going on for our clients, but this information does not go to your insurance, and therefore on your permanent medical record. We also did not want insurance companies to dictate to us how and when to do therapy. Our hope is that counseling is a safe space and not something that a client is worried about a 3rd party keeping tabs on what is happening in the counseling room. In an attempt to help those who need help with cost, we have interns on staff who have reduced rates, and all of our clinicians have a certain number of slots that they offer a sliding scale fee.
We do not take insurance.* We accept cash, check, credit card and FSA/HSA debit cards for payment.