If you plan to use insurance, two key factors determine how much you will pay:

1. Your plan benefits for mental health, deductibles, co-payments and/or coinsurance.

2. Whether In Balance Studio is an in-network or out-of-network provider with your insurance.

In Balance Studio is currently in-network with:

  • Highmark Blue Shield PPO

  • Capital Blue Cross PPO

  • UPMC

  • CHIP


Initial counseling assessment (first session):  75 minute session; $150

Regular counseling session:  Ages:  2-18; 60 minute session; $120*

Family counseling session:  60 minute session; $120*  

Virtual counseling session:  60 minute session; $120* (some insurances now covering, PA clients only)

Social-Emotional THINKING skills groups:  90 minute session; $75.00; 8 week commitment 

*Extended session:  15 minute increments, $30

NOTE:  Social skills groups & extended sessions are not covered by insurance.

Consultations and coaching

Consultations via phone/video conferencing:  15 minute increments; $30

If I need to have a phone or video calling conference with other professionals as part of your treatment, you will be billed for these at the same rate, $30/15 minutes.  We will discuss this in advance, so we can set parameters that are comfortable for both of us. Of course, there is no charge for brief calls about appointments or similar business (typically a 5 minute conversation.)

Coaching sessions via phone/video calling:  60 minute session; $120
NOTE:  Insurance does not pay for phone or video consultation or coaching calls.  Payment collected at the beginning of our session via credit or debit card.


Cost for written reports and other services:  15 minute increments; $30

Charges for other services, such as hospital visits, consultations with other therapists, home visits, school meetings, or any court-related services (such as consultations with lawyers), will be based on the time involved in providing the service at my regular fee schedule of $120/hour. Some services may require payment in advance.




$30, ages 0-11, 30 minute session

$45, ages 12-17, 45 minute session

$65, ages 18+, 60 minute session