CHRISTIAN COUNSELING COSTS
We don’t want cost to get in the way
Oftentimes people don’t seek out a counselor when they need one because they fear it will cost too much, or they believe they’ll never find anyone who could possibly have enough experience to help them through whatever it is they’re going through. Here at Cornerstone, we want to alleviate both of these concerns. Check out our affordable christian counseling options below!
We offer a 10% discount to those in the military, first responders, police, and chaplains.
Discount applies to all active duty, active reservists, and veterans of the five primary military services (Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marine Corps). This discount applies to all of our Tier 2-5 counselors. Please request this discount at the time of booking.
We desire to be up front and clear in our pricing, and want to give you as much notice as possible whenever rates change.
Affordable Christian Counseling
Prices range from $68 – $192
Our Provisionally Licensed Professionals are the perfect blend of competence, professionalism and value, while our Licensed Professionals offer the experience that comes from being a licensed professional with a greater number of years in the field (and frequently, additional certifications and specialties as well).
how does the pricing structure work?
Our Tier 1 and Tier 2 clinicians are the perfect blend of competence, professionalism and value, while our Tier 3, 4 and 5 clinicians offer the experience that comes from being a licensed professional with a greater number of years in the field (and frequently, additional certifications and specialties as well).
- Tier 1: Provisionally Licensed Professionals; Counseling Students ($68 per session)
- Tier 2: Provisionally Licensed Professionals ($120 per session)
- Tier 3: Licensed Professionals ($135 per session)
- Tier 4: Licensed Professionals with Advanced Certifications and/or 5,000+ clinical hours ($165 per session)
- Tier 5: Licensed Professionals with Advanced Certifications and/or 10,000+ clinical hours ($192 per session)
We try our best to provide affordable Christian counseling, so please contact us or click on one of the boxes below to learn more about the additional affordable counseling options we offer.
Do you offer discounts?
We do our best to offer affordable Christian Counseling to as many people as possible, but we do offer a few discounts to specific groups of people. Please ask about these discounts at the time of booking.
CHURCH AND MISSIONS-BASED ORGANIZATIONS:
We believe that God calls us to support and love those who are in full-time ministry. We extend a 10% discount to anyone who works in a church or missions-related context (this includes pastors and missionaries only – not all church staff). This discount applies to all of our Tier 2-5 counselors.
MILITARY, FIRST RESPONDERS, POLICE, & CHAPLAINS:
We extend a 10% discount for all active duty, active reservists, and veterans of the five primary military services (Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Marine Corps). This discount applies to all of our Tier 2-5 counselors.
If you don’t fit into either of these categories, we recommend that you check out our discount program where you can book counseling sessions for only $62. Read about our discount program.
Have more questions regarding our discounts? Please call us!
What about insurance?
With few exceptions Cornerstone Christian Counseling does not bill insurance directly. Why? Because we want YOU to have a say in the counseling process! Here’s what that looks like:
Privacy: Paying out of pocket for counseling keeps your information private and confidential. Conversely, utilizing insurance means your insurance company is allowed to have access to details of your therapy sessions, including your therapists’ notes. Knowing this tends to make most people feel a little uncomfortable.
Avoiding diagnoses: Insurance companies require a diagnosis code to reimburse treatment. Many people wish to avoid having a mental health condition formally diagnosed in their medical records, as this can impact everything from job opportunities to one’s ability to get life insurance. Paying privately sidesteps this diagnostic process and documentation.
Availability: We don’t know if you’ve tried, but we have. We’ve called our own insurance companies to try to set up an appointment with a counselor and have found that the wait to see someone is extensive, and the representative you speak with can tell you very little about the person you will be meeting with. Paying privately for counseling allows you to find someone you trust on your timeline.
You’re in the driver’s seat: Working with insurance can frequently mean that you are limited to a certain number of sessions to make progress towards your therapeutic goals, and there is less face-to-face time with your counselor. Some insurance companies even deny the use of some of the most effective therapeutic treatment modalities, which means it could take you longer to reach your goals. Sounds frustrating, right?
But what if I actually do want to use insurance?
If requested, we can provide a Superbill for your counseling appointment at the time of service that may be used to submit to your insurance company for reimbursements. Many of our clients have high deductibles which they pay out of pocket anyway and want to choose a counselor for themselves vs having the insurance company choose for them.
What is a Superbill? A Superbill is essentially a receipt with specific insurance coding that you would submit directly to your insurance company. Depending on your personal plan and which insurance company you’re with, you may have dollar amounts applied to an out-of-network deductible or you may get reimbursed for a portion of your counseling costs. Every plan is different, so we recommend checking with your insurance carrier to evaluate the benefits of a Superbill before booking your first session. With Cornerstone being out of network, we do not verify insurance benefits.
Lastly, many clients are also able to utilize their FSA or HSA accounts for counseling with us. Although there is typically no issue with this, it’s always a good idea to call ahead and verify with your FSA or HSA plan benefits before booking an appointment.
It’s important to note that marriage counseling and family counseling is not FSA or HSA eligible, unless counseling is needed due to another medical condition.
Have more questions regarding our fees? Please call us!
Does Cornerstone accept Medicaid?
How long are the counseling sessions?
Each counseling session lasts approximately 45 minutes, and pricing applies to both individual and joint/couple/family sessions.
Elongated sessions (75 minutes) are also available at an additional cost.
Working with one of our Masters-Level interns, you’ll receive counseling at a very affordable rate. Interns are supervised by a clinician on our team.
We accept a limited number of Medicaid clients who live in Colorado and are associated with our approved RAE.