Reduced Fee Counseling

I know that many sincere, motivated people in Atlanta who are seeking a therapist to make important life changes simply cannot afford $225 for 50 minutes of talk, especially if that happens repeatedly. So I am going to start an experiment in offering reduced fee appointments.

I have rarely provided any kind of "sliding scale" services. For one thing it's hard for me to verify somebody's true financial need.  It's also important for me as a therapist to not to feel like I'm being taken advantage of by people simply looking to get a "deal". 

Slowly over the years my rates have risen.  My fee reflects my extensive training and experience as one of Atlanta's most qualified therapists for treating chronic infidelity, pornography struggles and sex or porn addiction.  I am aware that the higher I raise my rates the fewer people I'm able to help.  I do not enjoy turning away people who want quality counseling for their problematic sexual behavior but who simply and truly cannot afford me. One reason I put my fee on my website is so people don't have to contact me only to learn my services are out of their range. 

Does this mean that only people who are blessed with financial fortune deserve to receive the highest level of professional counseling for their situation?  It shouldn't, so I've finally decided to do my part by offering some reduced fee appointments for people who truly can't afford my full rate. If I can help somebody get their life in order while still earning a living then I want to make counseling work for people with tight financial resources.  

Therapy deserves to be a significant investment that you make on behalf of your most valuable resource: yourself.  There is a difference between "stretching" and breaking your budget to pay for a therapist.  I expect and request people who can afford me to pay my full fee. This allows me to be able to help those who are less fortunate financially. 

If you are motivated to change and grow but you truly can't pay my normal rate then tell me honestly.  We'll work out a deal we can both live with.  I may not promise to see you forever at a reduced rate, but at the very least we can have a few sessions to get you going right.  

Also, one way anyone can save time and money is to answer this list of 21 questions about life prior to adulthood.  It's an effective way to "look under the hood" of a person's life so it can save hours and therefore money to let me see them ahead of time or soon into our relationship. 

If you'd like to set up an appointment with me you can use this form to contact me and we'll get started.

Bill