Forms of Payment
Unless you have made other arrangements in advance, your therapist will collect payment from you at the time of your appointment. Payment may be made by credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard & Discover), check or cash.
Third Party Billing
If an external agency (e.g. DFCS, Family Court or attorney), local church or individual is interested in making payment for your counseling or assessment, Tapestry would be glad to work with you and a third party in establishing convenient billing and payment procedures. However, these arrangements should be made in advance of your first appointment.
Our therapists predominantly work on a fee-for-service basis and you should come to your appointment prepared to pay for it. For a variety of reasons, most of our therapists have chosen not to enroll as providers on insurance panels and networks. Except in a few instances, this means that our office is NOT able to bill your insurance company for your counseling or testing.
However, most of our therapists are licensed by the state of Georgia and, as such, are eligible as out-of-network providers for many insurance plans. In such an instance, you will still need
to pay your therapist at the time of your appointment. At the time of your payment, your therapist will provide you with the necessary information, receipts, and paperwork which under most circumstances will allow you to be reimbursed for the cost of your counseling. It is strongly recommended that you contact your insurance company prior to your first appointment to determine whether your particular policy includes out-of-network mental health benefits, covers the particular type of services you are receiving (individual therapy, marital therapy, family therapy or testing), and covers for the credentialing of the therapist you are wishing to see (see rate sheet for the credentialing of your therapist).
Because Tapestry Psychological Associates does not receive charitable donations or external funding, we are usually unable to offer reduced rates.
The therapists at Tapestry are compassionate persons respectful of the financial needs of those they serve who may not be able to afford the full cost of counseling. In some situations, your therapist may be willing to offer you a reduced rate. Such offerings are limited and done on a case-by-case basis according to the discretion and circumstances of each individual therapist.