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Equitable Pricing

I am dedicated to creating a practice that integrates individual healing with community healing. I recognize that one is not truly possible without the other. This model started out as an experiment with the private practice, Our Collective, and I have continued to use this model in my own practice. I am continuously learning how to create an equitable pricing model that supports the sacred energetic exchange of healing. As I learn more, this model is intended to change to better support communities of healing. 

Locating Yourself Within This Model

White supremacy and capitalism creates a deep sense of scarcity - that there needs to be a hoarding of resources to create power over others. In healing from trauma, we uplift the impact of these systems and collectively move towards building community through shared, collective resources.

 

Surviving in this system of scarcity, equity can feel incredibly uncomfortable. Financial safety allows us to meet our basic and collective needs. Within this system, those with privilege and access may find themselves deeply uncomfortable with providing "more" financial support than others. So when clients are asked to locate themselves within the equitable pricing model, the intention is for clients not to find a rate that they would prefer to pay, but to locate a rate that is closest to the flat rate that is accessible to them. We want this model to be able to serve those that would not be able to access mental health care, health care, or other basic human necessities. The model is intended to have everyone who can pay the market rate to do so, even if this means changing your budgeting, so the reduced fee slots are reserved for those who would not be able to access therapy or breathwork without the reduced rate.

 

Currently, this model is based on identifying oneself through the intersections of identity, access, and resources. Due to my schedule, capacity, and needs, there may be times that I am not able to work with individuals at a reduced rate but am always happy to provide referrals to individuals that may be able to offer a reduced rate or other additional resources. Please reach out to Alex if you have any questions or suggestions.  

Above Market

Therapy: $200+/45-min session

 

Breathwork: $110+/60-min session

Consider this rate if some or all of these apply to you: 

  • I would pay or have paid more in therapy before without experiencing any hardship.

  • I am able to consistently meet both my basic needs and expendable wants.

  • I have access to financial savings or a financial safety net.

  • Most of my identities have created access rather than barriers to my earning potential (for instance, I hold white and cisgender privilege and hold a Master’s degree).

  • I am not in need of weekly therapy appointments, and am therefore able to contribute more for every-other-week sessions. 

  • I am interested in paying a higher rate to ensure folks with fewer resources can access therapy or breathwork. 

Market Rate

Therapy: $190/45-min session 

Breathwork: $100/60 min session

Consider this rate if some or all of these apply to you: 

  • If we did not use this model, I would still see this clinician at the flat rate and be able to access the frequency of care I currently need.

  • I am able to meet my basic needs comfortably along with some expendable wants with this rate budgeted in.

  • I have family members or other sources contributing to my therapy costs which allows me to contribute this rate even if I could not do so from my personal finances.

  • Therapy only: I can receive some reimbursement for out-of-network benefits from my health insurance.

Reduced Rate

Therapy: $100-185/45-min session

Breathwork: $55-$95/60 min-session

Tier 1: Consider the rates between $140-175 if some or all of these apply to you: 

  • I would need to alter my budget to be able to fit this expense.

  • I am able to meet my basic needs comfortably.

  • I don’t have much reimbursement from out-of-network benefits from my health insurance.

  • I would not be able to pay the market rate and still receive the frequency of care I need.
     

Tier 2: Consider selecting a rate between $100-$135 if some or all of these apply to you:

  • I would not be able to access therapy or breathwork at a higher rate and still meet my basic needs.

  • I don’t have any reimbursement from my health insurance.

  • Our society marginalizes some of my identities which can create barriers to my earning potential.

  • I am employed but have limited excess funds each month without much of a financial safety net.

Pay What You Can

Therapy: under $25-$95/45-min session

Breathwork: $25-$50/60-min session

Consider this rate if some or all of these apply to you: 

  • I am unemployed or underemployed without a financial safety net.

  • Our society marginalizes many of my identities --creating barriers to my earning potential.

  • I am unable to access therapy with most therapists due to cost.

  • I do not have access to outside financial support from family or other sources to contribute to therapy or breathwork.

  • Therapy only: I don’t have health insurance or I qualify for Medicaid.

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