Scheduling, Fees, and Insurance

Karissa Mueller Counseling Office

Scheduling & Appointments

Sessions are 45-50 minutes and are scheduled for the same day/time each week. I currently see clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the mornings and afternoons and offer in-person and online sessions.

We’ll start out meeting 1-2 times a week and will know it’s time to discuss reducing the frequency of sessions when you notice that you inherently trust your ability to take care of all parts of yourself…including the difficult emotions and experiences that brought you to therapy in the first place. For some clients, this takes a few months, for others, it’s a few years. Some clients like to stay in therapy even when things are going well as a part of their self-care maintenance.

Fees & Money Stuff

Appointments are $225 per 50-minute session and can be paid by cash, check, or card (including FSA & HSA).

I believe in keeping my practice relatively small (like – between 10-12 clients a week as opposed to the 20-30 many therapists will see) so you get really individualized and intentional work with me each time we meet.

A small caseload and higher fees ensure that I’m taking care of my shit while helping you take care of yours – meaning I prioritize my own individual therapy (yes, the therapist goes to therapy), ongoing training, and clinical supervision so I can be my best self when I sit with you in the therapy room.

Karissa Mueller Counseling Office

Insurance Shiz

I don’t take insurance – and to be honest, while it’s great for some things, insurance is a real bword when it comes to covering therapy and here’s why:

1) They require me to diagnose you, and I prefer not to work that way. I don’t consider my client’s problems evidence of disease or illness.

2) They get to control how often and for how long we meet – which is total bullshit because…they’re not even there. How are they supposed to know whether or not you needed that extra session or if you’re really ready to be done with therapy?

Got more questions? Ask me here.