Therapy Options

Therapy Options

  • Tele-health

  • Walk-and-Talk (requires initial assessment prior to first session)

Rates

  • Therapy/counseling and coaching fees are based on a sliding scale.

  • Mind Path Wellness does not accept insurance. For more information, scroll to the next section.

  • Accepting Open Path clients at negotiated rate.

Availability

  • Early morning appointments starting at 6am EST

  • Saturday morning appointments

  • Flexible schedule to meet your needs

  • See below for helpful information if you face a mental health crisis

A Note on Billing & Invoicing:

Mind Path Wellness offers a variety of services payable through this website. Some items such as PDF downloads will include RI state sales tax and are invoiced referencing the specific item. Other services such as courses, classes, and workshops are invoiced referencing the specific offering. Services such as coaching, therapy, and supervision are invoiced as “Mind Path Wellness Services” as this avoids reference to therapy to protect your privacy.

Why Doesn’t Mind Path Wellness Accept Insurance?

Mind Path Wellness does not accept insurance and chooses to not participate in reimbursement with insurance for the following reasons:

  • Rates can be lower than the standard rate for therapy/counseling (offered on a "sliding scale") because there is no time outside of the therapy appointment spent on coding, billing, or following up on payments from insurance companies. Therapists either use time that is otherwise unpaid to submit billing or they must hire and pay a billing service, which is an additional cost in private practice. This gets passed along to clients in the form of the fee/rate the therapist charges. Therapists who are paneled with insurance companies are also unable to offer sliding scale rates as insurer contracts prohibit them from that practice.

  • Counseling and therapy should be accessible financially and without stigma. A diagnosis informs treatment and can provide context to understand groupings of symptoms you may experience. However, a diagnosis is required by an insurance company for therapy to be covered as it helps the insurer judge whether to pay based on whether therapy is "medically necessary." (This means that if you seek therapy for personal growth, talking through an issue, challenge, or other situation and do not meet symptom criteria for a mental illness, the therapist should not be billing insurance and you would likely need to pay for services in full anyway.)

  • Therapy and counseling can be about growth for positive outcomes or as part of ongoing mental wellness and health. It doesn't have to just be that we seek counseling like a sick visit with a primary care provider. In fact, checking in from time to time with a therapist can be like seeing a primary care provider for a physical or the twice-yearly dental cleanings covered by most dental coverage plans. (Unfortunately, there are no annual or semi-annual mental health wellness checks authorized by insurance.)


NOTE: Sometimes people pay for out-of-network care and later submit to their insurance company and request what is called a "super bill" from their therapy provider. This option is not available to clients who receive services on a sliding scale and is only available for those paying the standard therapy rate of $125.00 per 60 minute session. If you pay the standard rate for a session, please discuss this with Kate prior to requesting a super bill. The super bill must list a diagnosis as this is required for the treatment to be considered for coverage. Additionally, since the insurance company may request additional treatment records, you will need to sign a release as oftentimes the insurer wants to establish medical necessity for counseling. A super bill can only be provided if your symptoms meet the criteria for a diagnsosis, as well, so discussing this as early as possible in treatment is essential. It is recommended that this is discussed in an introductory call or the first session if it will be requested so that clear communication is established around charges/billing, diagnosis, and treatment.

Mental Health Crisis

If you face a mental health crisis, have suicidal or homicidal thoughts, plans, or intentions, please call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number for assistance or seek treatment at an emergency room. Mind Path Wellness is not equipped to provide crisis management services or emergency mental health care.

Suicide Prevention click the link for the website with a chat feature or call 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

Rhode Island Hotlines - hot and warm lines as well as resources Rhode Island Department of Health booklet or Behavioral Health Link (In RI, dial 401-414-5465 for referral to emergency mental health services.)

Massachusetts - website with various hot and warm lines as well as resources (In MA, dial 877-382-1609 for referral to emergency mental health services.)