Queer Partner Assisted Reproduction (Q-PAR) sessions 90 minutes🗝 This unit of treatment is for Lesbian or Queer couples with known donor, or an individual who is the known donor with a single parent, or with a lesbian or queer couple. Weeks before session, questionnaires (created and provided by Kristin F Jones, LMFT, Affirmative Psychotherapy) will be filled out in advance by all parties.
Session assesses, strategizes, and engineers a structural framework to be used as both a blueprint and consensual agreement, in regards to being queer parents, financial intent, family of origin relational issues, problems with insurance coverage when queer, in addition, to understanding and preparing for institutional biases. This work establishes a planned agreement for how and when the child will learn about this arrangement, and who the donor and the donor's parents will (not) be to the child. Any/all medical concerns or discussions need to be directed towards medical professionals. This work is strictly queer-psychological-sociocultural work.
A summary will be generated to submit to your reproductive center (if needed) after written authorization is given by you, for your reproductive center and for me to communicate with one another. This session is strictly for the establishment and confirmation of parental maturity, couple strength and unity, mental health status of all adults involved, and for the basis of agreements founded in well discussed, sober, rational, and relational thinking. In no shape or form, does this work substitute for the necessity of a lawyer well-versed in family law, or your own research surrounding LGBTQIA+ challenges as a potential queer parent, or donor. - Phone Sessions 45 minutes 90 minutes 🗝
Trauma Regulation and Integration Process (TRIP) Sessions 75 minutes 🗝 ---
Payment must be made at Time of Service Cancellations and Rescheduling must be made with a minimum of 24 hours or 48 hours (see above)
Please Note: Clinical issues must be in a confidential email, by telephone, or on video and NOT on TEXT. Any text messages attempting to discuss or disclose clinical issues or concerns will not be returned. ---
Rates 'Individual' Single Session rate $225 per 45 minutes - 'Couples' Single Session rate (2 people) $275 per 60 minutes - 'Polycule' Session rate (3-4 people) $350 per 75 minutes
'Family' Session rates (chosen, blended, biological) Unit of Treatment: only 1 parent and only 1 (adult) child $345 per 75 minutes
Unit of Treatment: More than 1 parent and 1 (adult) child or more $525 per 90 minutes
'Kinship' Session rate $400 per 90 minutes
'QPAR + Donor' Session rate $400 per 90 minutes (i.e., 12:00pm to 1:30pm) Follow-up sessions run the same as individual, couples, or family rates established above
Trauma Regulation and Integration Process Session rate $225 per 75 minutes
Weekend Session rate and policy: The rate increases, requires one week advance notice to book, and requires 48 hour cancellation 🗝 Saturday add $25 to regular Individual rate. Sunday add $45 to regular rate. Saturday add $50 to regular Couples rate. Sunday add $70 to regular rate. Saturday add $75 to regular Family rate. Sunday add $95 to regular rate.
Phone sessions are available for individuals once the therapeutic alliance has been established. ---
Payment: Due at time of service (1) Payments can be made with credit or debit cards. American Express is accepted. (2) No third party payment arrangements will be agreed to, or accepted. Please work this out with your people. (3) Transaction feesfor card usage are covered by Kristin F Jones, LMFT and not passed on to you. You pay for session time only. As a result for couples, I do not split the session fee between two cards, as I would be paying upwards of $20.00 in fees. Please 'square' session fee splits among yourselves. Thank you!
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Pro Bono Sessions: I provide two gratuitous spaces in my practice year round, three months at a time, depending on need and availability for individuals. This therapy is considered Brief Therapy and recipients should come with specific goals in mind. Sessions are every other week for a total of six over three months. Clients who begin later than the January, April, July, October 1st start dates will have access to the 'remaining sessions,' meaning what's left in the three month window. Both spots have now been booked October-December, 2023.
Current Market Rate: Clients who pause treatment for one year, or more, return at full client rate for the current year. Previous session rates become null. Clients will be reminded/informed of this prior to any scheduling to uphold ethical informed consent practices.
There is no Sliding Scale option. All fees are full.
ONCE A MONTH MEETINGS are not offered Meeting infrequently, or sporadically is impractical for therapeutic progress. Scheduled sessions are available for two, three, four times a months or more. --- Insurance For PPO plans, I generate a super bill upon request. You submit the super bill to your insurance provider and they reimburse you, specific to your health plan.
Super Bill turn around time: Once you request a super bill, you will receive it no later than the immediate weekend following the request. Kristin F Jones, LMFT does not automatically generate super bills, these must be requested by you, per each super bill. Some folk ask every four sessions or so, others ask every session. There is no right way, please ask as needed.
How SUPER BILLS work: The client pays the therapist directly for each session at the time of session. A record of attendance combined with diagnosis is detailed on the SUPER BILL which is then given to you. You submit this for reimbursement to your insurance company.
Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan, so please check with your insurance carrier carefully (see helpful questions below).
Helpful Questions to ask when inquiring about your coverage: Do I have mental health insurance benefits? What is my deductible and has it been met? How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover? What is the coverage amount per therapy session? Is approval required from my primary care physician? Does my plan cover tele-health? - Non-Covered Entity: This psychotherapy private practice of Kristin F Jones, LMFT does not work on or with any insurance panels; nor does it bill any insurance companies; nor does it request any authorizations for payment from any health care companies; nor does it make any inquiries regarding a patient's eligibility, coverage, or benefits under any health plan, or seek any response from a health plan about any payment issues; nor does it conduct any health plan premium payment transactions; nor does it submit or remit any claims; nor does it coordinate any benefits with insurers. - Uncommunicated Late Arrivals: Sessions will be held for 1o minutes past agreed upon session time. If there is no indication for a need to start late from the client before the actual agreed upon start time, this constitutes a missed session, and the appointment will be canceled and charged at full fee. If a client starts late, the session will still end at the predesignated run-time.
Missed Sessions and Late Cancellations (1) Missed sessions or late cancellations by the client will be billed at full rate. (2) Late cancellations on my part due to illness or emergency automatically generate a discount of $25.00 off your next session.
Late Payments with debit and credit cards Payment is due at time of service and I allow credit/debit cards to be on file as a courtesy, so as to ensure more time for therapy to occur during the entire session, without business taking up any time. For those who continually lose cards or who continually do not re-load their cards prior to our session, $15.00 will be added as a late fee per my needing to 'chase down' the payment. This is akin to a bounced check and the amount of time and back and forth communication it takes to recover the payment.
Consultations There is no charge for an initial phone consultation to see if therapy is right for you. These conversations run 20 to 30 minutes. Please have in mind prior to calling what your goals for therapy are. For example: "I would like to improve my boundaries when it comes to my family, specifically, with my father." This goal establishes what system and what area of the system you would like to address.
Confirmations Timely confirmation of session attendance provides structure for the practice. It establishes when I will actually be doing sessions, or arranging time blocks for consults with your MDs, psychiatrists; or doing intakes with people seeking therapy. The confirmation texts are a courtesy and support a reciprocal nature in the therapeutic relationship that understands expectation is a dynamic quality shared both ways.