Fees and Insurance


Please review our therapy costs and insurance procedures prior to your first appointment.

Therapy Rates:

All consultations, individual, couple and family sessions are $160 for 53 minutes of service.

Any additional time needed in sessions will be billed in 15 minute increments at the rate of $50. These added costs are usually covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield but can not be guaranteed.

Crisis appointments made the day of service are $200 a session, billed at $50 per 15  minutes increments of added time and also usually covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield but can not be gusranteed.

 Other Fees and Services:

●     Review of records: $50

●     Phone consultation or email correspondence taking less than 10 minutes: No charge

●     Phone consultation or correspondence requiring more than 10 minutes: Billed in 15 minute increments at the rate of $50

●     Missed appointments: $160 per hour if not cancelled or rescheduled at least 24 hours in advance



Astute Counseling Services is contracted with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, PPO PLAN ONLY. We submit all insurance claims for clients who have BCBS PPO as their insurance provider. We also work with out-of-network clients and other insurance carriers.

You are responsible for submitting claims to and requesting reimbursement from your out-of-network insurance company, HMO, responsible party or third-party payer.

Out-of-pocket therapy costs for clients using alternative insurance plans depend on the provider’s reimbursement rate; you are responsible for finding out your reimbursement rates and out-of-pocket costs. We will be happy to discuss those costs with you before billing.

Rates may change, based on information provided by your insurance company.

At each session, we ask you to pay either your co-pay, 100% of the fee (if you haven’t met your deductible) or the full cash payment.

Please note that insurance may not reimburse you for divorce mediation, review of records, extensive phone consultations or missed appointments.