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How much does each session cost?

Sessions are $135 for a 50 minute session.  For those who need extra financial help, I have a limited number of reduced rate slots available.

Do you accept insurance?

I do not accept insurance at this time for a few different reasons:

  •    In order to use insurance, you must have a diagnosis.  This has never sat well with me.  This means you aren't covered because you're having a difficult time, grieving, or looking to make changes in your life.  Also, this diagnosis follows you on an official and permanent record.  In the future, insurance companies may see this as a "pre-existing condition" if you ever have to look for your own coverage. 

  • Your records are much less private.  Your insurance company can audit your records whenever they want.  A claims specialist can receive details of your file that you might not want shared.

  • The insurance company decides how much therapy you need and what kind.  Many insurance companies only cover a handful of sessions, assuming then you'll be "cured".  This, unfortunately, is just not how things work.  Therapy is a process that requires time and effort.  Additionally, the insurance company may require the therapist to use a type of therapy that may not work for you.

  • If you have out of network benefits, I am able to write up a superbill for you to send in to your provider for some reimbursement.  Please note, a diagnosis will be required for this superbill and you will likely not be receiving full session reimbursement.  Please check with your insurance provider for further information.

What's the best way to contact you?

The best way to get in touch with me is via email at aaronbyrdlmft@gmail.com or call me at 615-930-0352.  Please allow me 2 business days to return your inquiry.

What do I do if I, or someone I love, is feeling suicidal?

If you or a loved one is feeling actively suicidal or making suicidal threats, please call Mobile Crisis at 855-274-7471 or 911.  For more information about what to do if someone is suicidal, click here.