How much is therapy per hour? That is the question most frequently asked by my clients. They are always surprised when I tell them that it takes, on average, thirty-five minutes to an hour for a therapist to provide one session. That means that, at a conservative estimate, you could be receiving therapy for a whole day per week! But how do you know how much therapy you will get?
When you work with a reputable clinic or psychologist, they should be able to provide you with hours of therapy in a billing system that you can use. You should be able to see the total number of hours in a billing system and to compare it to the number of hours in your weekly or monthly hours. If there is an issue, you should be able to call the clinic and make an inquiry as to the value of their therapy service.
But what if the therapist doesn’t use a billing system? How do you know how much the therapist is charging you? This is where a good background in psychology or a related area comes in handy. Often times, when working with a therapist who uses a billing system, you will not get a billing statement for the therapy hours. So you will need to get that information from the therapist.
With a good background in psychology, you may be able to understand how a billing system works. The important thing here is that you have confidence in the billing system. If the therapist is unwilling to share how they will be billing you or if the bill is too much for your budget, you should keep looking. There are other options such as working with an independent therapist who will bill you on a hourly basis.
Many times, how much is therapy per hour? Is that number calculated per hour or does it include the cost of light, heat and electric? The billing should list these costs.
Also ask for references. A good therapist will be more than happy to provide you with references and to tell you how many hours they have worked. Also ask for client references. Make sure that these people are satisfied with their session with the therapist. If you can find at least two or three client references, this is a good starting point in getting information.
If you can’t find any references, you should not feel bad because you are researching the service yourself. You should also look for the actual price for the number of hours versus the total amount billed. If the prices vary, this is a red flag. Either the billing system isn’t accurate or there is something wrong with the person’s billing system. If you learn that the prices are out of whack, you will want to find someone else who uses a better billing system.
There is no question that you want to find a way to find out how much is therapy per hour? There are many ways and places to do this research online. Take advantage of all of the resources available to you! You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the information you are looking for.
First of all, you can call the office of the practice or physician that holds the clinic. They may be able to tell you the hourly rate for various services. Of course, you will want to check with the billing system that is used at the clinic. However, this may not always work out accurately. There are cases where the hours billed are not the same throughout the year. This can be a problem if you have set up a payment schedule for the visits.
You can also contact a private practice insurance company for the rates for the services offered. However, they will not provide you with the rates for in-clinic therapy per hour as they must first get the information from the insurance company. You will also find that some billing services have these rates available on their websites. If you go with one of these services, make sure you take the time to read through all of the information on their site so you can get an accurate answer to how much is therapy per hour?
As you can see, there are quite a few ways to get this information. The Internet is a good place to start. However, you may find that it is easiest to contact your insurance provider directly and ask them. They may be able to provide you with the in-clinic rate or at least be able to give you a ballpark figure on how many in-clinic hours you will need to pay for. Make sure you also check with your physician on how much is therapy per hour? Sometimes you cannot be sure.