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Fees

Fees for Services

We strive to be transparent with all of our fees. These are the range of fees for services at ACIP, however specific rates vary by therapist. Please see the “Rates" information in blue box of your chosen therapist's biography page for their specific fees.

  • Initial Phone Consultation: Free (15 min)

  • Initial Assessment (Intake) Session: $200 - $275

  • Individual Therapy Session: $150 - $225

  • Couples/Relationship Therapy Session: $150 - $250

  • Group Therapy Session: $50-$75

Reduced-Rates/Sliding Fee Scale Options

In our efforts to provide accessible services in accordance with our social justice values, all of our therapists offer reduced-rates/sliding fee range based on financial need. We will work collaboratively with you to set a fee for services that meets both your needs and honors the clinical experience & expertise of our therapists. We do not ask for any proof of income, but we do ask you to consider the following points which take into account income as well the impact that marginalized identities may have on financial privilege and access to resources. 
 

Consider Paying Full Fee if you:

  • Have it in your capacity to sustain the costs and value of these services

  • You are able to comfortably meet all of your basic needs

  • You/your household have steady income that sustains you

  • Have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money

  • Have access to family money and resources in times of need

  • Work part time by choice or are not employed by choice

  • Have multiple streams of income

  • Have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education, gender, and racial privilege, class background, etc.

Consider Paying a Reduced Fee if you:

  • Want to make therapy a financial priority but you have financial constraints

  • Frequently stress about meeting your basic needs and may not always achieve them

  • Have significant debt

  • Have very limited financial income

  • Receive public assistance

  • Have immigration-related expenses

  • Are an unpaid community organizer

  • Are in re-entry and have been denied work due to incarceration history

  • Have unstable housing or unstable transportation

  • Cannot afford vacations or have inability to take time off without financial burden

  • Are a single parent or single income family due to life circumstances

Low-Cost Services

ACIP is proud to offer low-cost services which in an effort to make culturally-responsive therapy accessible to everyone in our community. Our clinical practicum interns, Jade Dario and Stephanie Gonzalez-Galvan, offer low cost individual therapy for adults:

  • Initial Phone Consultation: Free (15 min)

  • Initial Assessment (Intake) Session: $50-$75*

  • Individual Therapy Session: $50-$75*

    *These fees can be reduced based on financial need. 

Payment  is expected at the time of the session unless other arrangements have been made in advance.  HSA/FSA cards are also accepted.​

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Insurance Reimbursement

We do not bill health insurance and our services are considered as out-of-network (with the sole exception of Pacific Source health plans). This means that you are responsible for paying for the costs of services at the time of the session.  If you have out-of-network health care benefits, you may be reimbursed a portion of our fees by submitting a “superbill” (a detailed receipt that contains required insurance information) which we are happy to provide you. If you choose to utilize your out of network benefits, it is your responsibility to submit the superbill for reimbursement.  Please be aware your insurance provider may choose to cover all, some or none of these services. Therefore, before your first session, we strongly suggest you contact your insurance company to verify your out-of-network coverage of outpatient mental health services.

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To find out IF you have out of network benefits and what portion of our fees they may cover, please contact your insurance company directly by calling the customer service phone number on the back of your insurance card (there is often a separate phone number for mental health or “behavioral health” services information).  

When speaking with your insurance company, you will want to ask them the following questions:  

  • What are my “out-of-network” outpatient mental health insurance benefits?

  • What is my deductible and how much of it have I met?

  • Is it possible to meet with a provider that I choose and submit receipts for reimbursement?

  • What is the process for seeking reimbursement?

  • Are there any limitations on how many services a year that will be covered?

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session (CPT codes: 90837 (55 min)  or 90834 (45 min))?

  • How long will it take to get my reimbursement?

  • Do I need a referral from a primary care physician?

  • Do my benefits cover telehealth services (online counseling)?​

We also recommend the Reimburisfy App which can assist you in submitting claims to your health insurance provider.

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ACIP Therapy Scholarship 

We believe that culturally-affirming, anti-oppressive therapy should be accessible to everyone.  As a result of the generosity of an anonymous donor,  ACIP has established the ACIP Therapy Scholarship. The ACIP Therapy Fund provides the recipient with a scholarship for eight (8) individual therapy sessions with one of the therapists at ACIP.  Eligibility requirements for the  ACIP Therapy Scholarship include:

  • Must reside in Georgia

  • Must be 18+

  • Have financial necessity and annual household income of less than $45,000

  • Must hold at least 1marginalized identity, one of which must be race or ethnicity.

A total of two scholarships will be awarded for the 2023 calendar year, and we hope to offer more scholarships in the future based on donations our center receives. 

To apply for the ACIP Therapy Scholarship, please complete the following two components of the application process. Once we receive the application, you will be notified within 2 weeks if you are a recipient. Scholarship applications will remain open until the two scholarships are awarded.

​ *** Scholarships for 2023 calendar year have been awarded. No new applications are being accepted.***

 

If you have any additional questions about the scholarship or if you wish to donate to this scholarship, please contact ACIP owner, founder and director, Dr. Sophia Aguirre. 

 

Notice About the No Surprises Act

As a completely out of network practice, we are transparent with our fees so our patients know and can plan for the cost of services. This transparency has been required by the ethical standards by which we have abided for the entirety of our  careers, and because we believe it is the only way for us a clinicians to bring trust and integrity into our working relationship.

The Federal No Surprises Act went into effect on January 1, 2022 to protect patients from surprise medical bills. As a result, all licensed health providers who offer out of network services are required to post a notice of “your rights and protections against surprise medical bills” on our websites or in our physical offices. You may know that many people have been harmed by surprise medical bills, often incurred during emergency or surgical care where there may be out of network providers involved in a patient’s care without their knowledge. It is unlikely this could occur when receiving services at our center as there should be no situation in which you would “inadvertently” receive care from from one of our clinicians or receive care with no choice. Again, the nature of mental health services are different and we do not engage in surprise or balance billing. Further, in accordance with the Act, we will gladly provide a Good Faith Estimate of the costs of services prior to a first session and in the course of treatment.  Rest assured, you can always ask any of our clinicians about any costs about which you may be unsure, and you will be provided clear, accurate information.

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