Rates & Insurance
We always offer complementary 15 minute phone consultations.
Our rates are set by individual clinicians in consultation with our clinical director, and are related to their level of clinical experience. Bloom Therapy’s standard session length is 55-60 minutes. Initial intake sessions are generally standard 55/60-minute sessions unless indicated otherwise. Please visit our individual therapist profile pages for more details on their services.
- Hunter Ward: $100
- Roxy van der Lelie: $100 individuals; $125 couple/family; $150 family session (4+ participants)
- Emily Parsons: $110
- Hayden Rosato: $120
- Vanessa Bryant: $135 individual/$150 couples
- Jasmine Sanders: $140
- Whitney Granado: $150
- Simran Mayadas: $150 individual/$170 couples
- Caileigh Chadwick: $150 individual session/$225 per 90-minute individual session/$170 couples/ $255 per 90-minute couples session
- Jamie Figari: $160 individual/ $180 couples
- Mariel Sahad: $160 individual/ $185 couples
- Tita Machado: $170
- Elaine Fife: $180 ($270 for initial 90 minute intake)
- Katy David: $220 ($330 for initial 90-minute intake)
Shorter check-ins and/or longer sessions will be pro-rated at your therapist’s hourly rate, and must be approved/recommended by your therapist to ensure quality and ethical care. Insurance plans will typically cover shorter sessions but not longer sessions, except in cases of crisis/urgency.
Payment forms accepted:
- Out-of-Network insurance benefits as dictated by your policy (We file the claims for you)
- Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
- All Major Credit & Debit Cards, including Amex
Sliding Scale FAQ’s on Availability and Qualifications:
Each clinician at Bloom sets their own policies and boundaries on whether they accept sliding scale clients, and if so, how many slots they have available at any given time. Note that once your insurance deductible is met, you will be required to pay the co-insurance due for their full and current rate.
Therapists that are newer to the field and are excited to fill their caseloads will have lower rates. Our clinician rates can vary considerably. We encourage you to consider session fee costs in part of your decision for whom you’d like to work with, as sustainability and consistency is a very large factor in progress and results. Our newer clinicians generally offer services at rates substantially below the market rate in Austin, TX. Getting in early with a new and passionate clinician who is practicing under high quality supervision is one of the best ways to receive more affordable therapy. At Bloom, your clinician will not require a rate increase for at least the first 4 months of your therapy.
If your insurance does not cover any portion of out-of-network therapy sessions (Check this here), and you cannot afford our rates, you are welcome to contact your therapist of interest, and let them know that you are interested in working with them and what weekly or biweekly session rate you could afford; they may have a sliding scale slot available to accommodate your needs. Please only request this option if you truly cannot afford our rates, so that we can continue to serve a broad community while earning a fair and reasonable income for our services. An immense amount of education, time, energy, money, and heart goes into our clinical development and business operations. We appreciate your honesty and may request a signed personal statement of monthly income and expenses to be considered for a sliding scale opening. Please note that sliding scale rates cannot be provided for an indefinite amount of time, but will be agreed upon on a finite basis, and then revisited when that time period ends. Sliding scale session rates will only be considered for clients who are BOTH under-insured and in financial need at the time the sessions are provided. If your insurance plan begins paying any portion of your session fees at any time, your therapist is required to charge their full fee for those sessions. Example: Your therapist normally charges $100 but agrees to see you for $80 for 4 months. We file your insurance claims for you, and after you meet your deductible they begin paying 60% of the charged fee. You will be responsible for 40% of $100, not 40% of $80, because you are no longer underinsured.
Yes, we do accept and process most Insurances. Please note that we are an out-of-network provider. Click here to see our Insurance Research Tool and FAQ page to find out what your insurance will pay. If coverage is a deal-breaker for you, please take the time to do this before making an appointment. We will file your claims for you, so your experience will be hassle-free, but we cannot guarantee what your benefits are or how much of your appointment fees your insurance plan will pay. Our Client Care Coordinator & Billing Assistant can help you estimate your benefits and will strive to verify an estimation of benefits before your second session, but ideally before the first session; her ability to verify benefits within the above timeline is contingent on receiving all insurance paperwork from you in a timely manner. You can also very easily find out these answers by following the instructions on our Insurance Research Tool (Click Here to Access). You will be responsible for paying your therapist’s full fee on the day of service, until insurance payments begin to be successfully received. We will then promptly refund your credit card, and/or you may use the credit on your account towards future coinsurance payments. Once insurance payments are established, we will only require that you pay your co-insurance portion on the day of service, and we will continue to file claims for you and take care of the rest! While we can only estimate and cannot guarantee individual insurance benefits, we have created this Research Tool to make it very easy for you to understand your financial responsibilities before scheduling with one of our therapists. We give you the exact questions for you to ask your insurance company, so that you can choose a therapist from an empowered and educated place. Our billing policies are a win-win for all involved. The process ensures your therapist will get paid for their work, ensures your claims are filed correctly and your benefits are maximized, and eliminates hassle for you. Note that most other out-of-network therapists will hand you a SuperBill and ask you to file the claim yourself; they are rarely filed correctly and reimbursement is commonly missed. Bloom Therapy is happy to eliminate this problem and file claims for you, but we will still require full payment on day of service, until successful and timely insurance payments are established.
Please note that you are not required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network, which may lower your out-of-pocket costs for therapy. While we do not have any in-network providers at Bloom, you can contact your insurance company to find a therapist who is in your network; this means they have signed a contract with your insurance company, whereas we have not. You can also search for in-network providers on various online therapist directories, such as psychologytoday.com, which allows you to search providers by insurer, although it’s always good to check directly with every therapist before treatment to confirm their network status.
Our website and service agreements clearly state our out-of-network status and your financial responsibilities. Please read all of your paperwork carefully and ask your therapist or our administrative staff if you have any financial questions, as we strive to be extremely ethical in our practice. However, if you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact our Operational Director and/or the Texas State Behavioral Health Executive Council (https://www.bhec.texas.gov/).
The “No Surprises Act” was signed into law to protect consumers from surprise medical bills, and applies to Emergency Centers and certain In-Network medical Facilities. Bloom Therapy Does not fall into either of these health service categories. You may visit https://www.cms.gov/files/document/model-disclosure-notice-patient-protections-against-surprise-billing-providers-facilities-health.pdf for more information about your rights under Federal law.