Rates and Insurance

Many clients choose to pay for counseling services themselves instead of using health insurance.  There are several benefits to the self-pay option.  If you choose to utilize your insurance benefits, you should know that, in order for your counseling sessions to be covered by the insurance provider, you must be given a mental health diagnosis.  This diagnosis becomes a permanent part of your medical records, which may affect future ratings on health and life insurance premiums.  With the private pay option, you can receive counseling without a diagnosis.  Your confidentiality is ensured, and information about your treatment will not be disclosed to a third party You will also have the freedom to decide on the appropriate length of treatment without the involvement of insurance companies.


Laura is currently charging $60 per 45-minute session.


Laura is currently a provider for Medicaid, Missouri Care, and HealthLink. Laura is in the process of being paneled with additional insurance companies. However, some insurance companies cover providers outside of their network. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • What is my co-pay?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?


Laura accepts all forms of payment, including cash, check and all major credit cards.

Cancellation Policy

If you are to miss a scheduled appointment, call Laura to cancel 24 hours prior to your appointment. Please remember that your session time is reserved for you, and a $25 fee may be required for  appointments not cancelled with at least 24hour notice. Exceptions would include inclement weather or serious illness. Counseling sessions are scheduled on a 45 minute “clinical hour”. If clients are late, the session may have to end at the originally scheduled time.

Schedule Online

Request a therapy appointment online by clicking here.


Questions? Please contact Laura for further information.

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