Fees & Forms

I recognize that entering therapy is a significant investment of time and resources. I hold a personal and professional commitment to offer quality therapeutic services for those who seek support. Please contact me directly if you find that full payment poses a barrier to your ability to access services.

Fees for services offered:

  • Initial Phone Consultation: 30 minute phone consultation to assist with determining fit between you and therapist before moving forward with services:  No Cost
  • Comprehensive Initial Parent Meeting: Includes 75 minute in-person consultation, goal setting and follow-up planning: $150
  • Play Therapy Session: Two options based on individual and family needs or circumstances.
    • 60 minute therapy session: Includes 45 minute play therapy session with child and 15 minute support contact with parent in person or by phone: $110
    • 90 minute therapy session: Includes 75 minute play therapy session and 15 minute parent contact in person or by phone: $150
  • Parent Coaching/Support: Outside of the above mentioned built in parent support contact, I offer additional parent support sessions if needed or desired by parents. Fees are based on hourly rate of $110 per 60 minute session (rates would be pro-rated based on this amount in 15 minute increments for any amount above or below 60 minutes).
  • Auxiliary Services: Pro-rated per 60 minute session fees of $110. Auxiliary services refers to case summaries, consulting with teachers, schools, occupational therapist’s or other professionals working with your child; phone calls lasting longer than 15 minutes; and any other services requested by the client (or parent).


Fees are payable at the time of service. I accept private-pay clients only through cash, check, or credit card.


Playful Nature does not accept insurance, and is considered an “out of network” provider. The client is responsible for completing, filing and collecting insurance reimbursement. I can provide a statement that can be attached to your the insurance form. Please be advised that some health insurance companies will reimburse clients for counseling services and some will not. In addition, most will require that a diagnosis of a mental-health condition before they will agree to reimburse you. Also, many insurance plans have a deductible that needs to be met. Please check with your provider directly to determine the details of your coverage.

Sliding Fee Scale:

Sliding fee scale is a discounted fee schedule, which is available to people when full payment poses a barrier to psychotherapy services. Working within in certain boundaries, using this arrangement, clients pay what they can afford. Depending on the circumstances, a client using my sliding scale fee structure would pay $60 – $100 per session.

It is important to note that sliding fee slots are often filled quickly and I may have a wait list. If you wished to be placed on my waitlist or learn about my sliding fee scale options, please call me at 828-782-5526. I’m happy to answer questions and/or schedule a consultation with you.

Cancellation Policy:

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

Useful FORMS: 

Below are links are several forms that you can print and complete prior to the initial parent meeting. This will help expedite the process and allow more time for us to be able to talk about your primary concerns, needs, or questions. We will allow some time to review the forms to clarify if there are any questions or confusions, and you can sign the forms at the point you feel comfortable with the information presented. If you are unable to complete or review the forms prior to the initial parent meeting, you can arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time and I will have the forms ready for you to complete.

Child Information Form

Policy Statement

Professional Disclosure Statement

Statement of Fee Policy

Email Correspondence




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