Getting Started

Help is only a phone call away. Beginning the counseling journey is a big step. It takes strength and courage. When you call Bareiter Counseling Center you will talk with Cathy Harris our scheduling coordinator. She will walk you through the process of setting up an initial appointment. She will help you with insurance coverage if necessary, directions to the center, what to bring, etc. Cathy's warm phone presence helps you know it is safe to ask your questions. Cathy's office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 - 5:00.

On our site you will find a list of our fees, and anintake form to download. The fees listed are for self-pay clients but if you have insurance your fees will be based on your plan. With many plans you would pay the specialist copay if you have met your deductible. Bring your insurance card to your first appt. You are welcome to bring the intake with you to your first appointment or arrive 10 minutes early to fill out the paperwork.

You can pay with cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Debit or HSA card.

All of our staff are providers with Blue Cross and Blue Shield. If you haven’t yet met your deductible your fee will be the contracted Blue Cross charge. If you have met your deductible you will pay a copay which varies with each plan.

Because all of our therapists are licensed, many insurance companies with out of network benefits will reimburse a percentage of the fee. We will provide an insurance statement to clients who want to file for insurance reimbursement.

Most insurance companies require our diagnostic impressions. You may understandably elect not to use your insurance to protect your confidentiality or to avoid a mental disorder label.

Don’t hesitate to call Cathy with any questions.