Affordable Mental Health Care
We believe that everyone deserves access to affordable counseling. We ask each of our therapists to establish their own fee policies and rates. These rates are listed in the Therapist Directory we’ve created to introduce you to our clinicians.
In an effort to make our services more accessible, all of our therapists offer some reduced fee or sliding scale fee options. To explore whether a particular therapist currently has any reduced or sliding scale fee openings, please contact them directly.
The current average cost of therapy per session within the Bay Area ranges between $140 – $200 per appointment. Our therapists typically charge between $50 – $140. If for any reason our therapists cannot accommodate your budget or income, we will provide you with referrals to reduced fee clinics. While we cannot guarantee to accommodate all income levels, we will do our best to make counseling as affordable as possible. If you choose to submit the Therapist Referral Form through this website, we will ask you to specify what you can afford to pay for therapy.
Payment for therapy is made at each session unless other arrangements are made with your therapist. Our therapists accept cash or check (made payable to Grateful Heart or GHHTC) and some clinicians accept credit and debit cards via Square. Most sessions are weekly and 50-minutes in length.
We do not bill insurance directly, however your therapist can provide you with receipts (sometimes referred to as a statement or invoice) for you to submit to your insurance. To find out if your insurance offers reimbursements for therapy services, please contact them directly. Be sure to ask if your benefits cover mental health services provided out-of-network and by an intern.