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Couples, Individual & Family Counseling
What to expect…
We are able to offer in-person and virtual telehealth sessions (online therapy).
We provide 45 and 60 minute sessions. Longer 90 minute intensive sessions are also available upon request.
We offer short-term marriage and couples counseling as well as individual and family therapy. Connect with us and see how we can help below.
About Our Fees
We offer quality, short-term counseling services for couples, individuals, and families. Our fees are comparable to therapists with similar experience and training in our area. The rates vary depending on service length and therapist so reach out so we can discuss fees and what you’re looking for and how we can best help. Click here to see videos below explaining how we help couples & individuals.
Maplewood Counseling is an insurance friendly, out-of-network practice. If your insurance plan provides out-of-network mental health coverage for you, you may receive reimbursement (up to 80%) for some of our services. We are happy to help you navigate this system to ensure you receive the payments you are entitled to for individual and family therapy.
We understand that having health insurance can be important to help when you have medical issues and expenses. However, many insurance companies do not cover marriage or couples counseling because they do not view counseling for relationship problems as a “medical necessity” or “mental health diagnosis.” We can explain if it helps.
We offer flexible options and take credit cards as well as HSA Health Savings Account or FSA cards.
We can also send a monthly receipt called a “superbill” to submit to your insurance for reimbursement if you have out-of-network coverage for family or individual therapy.
How We Help Couples
How Couples Counseling Works
Our Individual Therapy Services
Choosing a Professional
Choosing the right couple or individual therapist or coach is very important. Each of our professionals is fully licensed and qualified to work with you whether it is marital, relationship, or personal issues.
The Cost of Sessions and Insurance Coverage
An important consideration for many people seeking therapy or counseling is the fees and insurance coverage. We will try to help you understand what types of services are covered and some that may not be.
Typical sessions are 45 minutes and if you want an hour we can also set that up if it would help. If need an “intensive” 90-minute double appointment, just let us know. Couples in crisis may need longer sessions. Please call (973) 793-1000 if you have any questions..
We can supply a receipt to submit to your insurance plan for reimbursement (insurance information explained below). Please call (973) 793-1000.
Does Insurance Cover Sessions?
Do insurance companies cover marriage counseling or couples therapy? Insurance typically does not cover marriage or couples therapy or premarital counseling. However, if one of the clients has a medical diagnosis that requires therapy (such as anxiety or depression), then insurance might reimburse you a percentage for treatment for family psychotherapy. Insurance companies do not view marriage counseling or couples therapy as a “medical necessity”.
To find out if you are covered, you must speak directly with your insurance company. Here are the questions you should ask:
- Does my insurance cover the service you are looking for (i.e. marriage counseling, couples counseling, premarital counseling)
or if you have a medical diagnosis such as anxiety or depression,
- Does insurance cover “psychotherapy” or “family psychotherapy” with an out-of-network provider?
- If so, what is my deductible?
- After my deductible is met, what is the percentage of Maplewood Counseling’s fee that will be reimbursed (what is the co-insurance)?
Please note that marriage, couples and premarital counseling is rarely, if ever covered.
Request Therapist and Appointment
What happens when you request an appointment? Our software alerts us and we then send a secure email for you to complete to confirm your visit. This information is similar paperwork to what you fill out when you go to a doctor – it is just the counseling version. Feel free to request an appointment now or call us if you have any questions.Get in Touch
How Does Maplewood Counseling Handle Insurance?
Although the fee is charged at the time of service, we can, as a courtesy, provide a receipt to submit to your insurance (and/or and HSA/FSA account) and if you get a reimbursement based on your coverage, your insurance company will send a check to the address on file.
Does Insurance Cover Marriage or Couples Counseling?
Insurance companies are not typically required to cover couples or marriage counseling. Insurance equity laws do not usually apply to couples or marriage counseling. Why? Because mental health parity laws treat mental health conditions as a medical diagnosis. The need for couples or marriage therapy is not a medical diagnosis, so it is not comparable in certain respects to a physical health issue. You may want to check with your insurance company to see if your benefits include marriage or couples counseling.
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We will gladly explain.