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Financial Assistance Options for Services

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Financial Assistance for Mental Health Services

For individuals or families experiencing financial hardship, there are several financial assistance options available to help you begin your mental health support journey without stress.

  • Financial Assistance Plan
  • Cash Pay by Provider Level
  • Reduced Fee Services
  • Sliding Scale Services via Open Path

Cash Pay by Provider Level

Regardless of your circumstances, you can choose to be a cash pay client with any one of our mental health professionals for their standard rates:

  • Masters-Level Practicum Students = $50 / Initial Visit + $25 / Follow Up Visits
  • Midlevel Providers (LMFT-A, LMSW, LPC-A) = $100 / Initial + $75 / Follow Up Visits
  • Clinical Therapist (LCSW, LMFT, and LPC) = $150 / Initial Visit + $125 / Follow Up Visits​

As a Cash Pay client, there are no requirements to take advantage of these plans.  If interested, simply select the service-level provider you are interested in seeing when you complete your New Client Form

This program may be a good choice for those who are not interested in completing the Financial Assistance Plan, those worried about being able to qualify or others who may not have mental health coverage.

Reduced Fee Services

Our Reduced Fee Services, which many refer to as "Sliding Scale Services,” allow individuals to receive mental health services adjusted to their income based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Individuals who are interested can either complete the PDF version of the form below OR complete our Financial Assistance Plan ONLINE after completing the New Client Forms.

  • You must provide proof of income in addition to the New Client Form before any adjustment in fees can be approved.
  • Discount eligibility is based on income and family size. Assets, insurance status, participation in the Health Insurance Marketplace, citizenship or population type are NOT considered for discount eligibility.
  • Reduction in fees are from our cash pay rates is from our Cash Pay Rates of $150/Initial Assessment and $125/Follow Up Sessions and is based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • We are able to offer these discounts through an increased network of in-house providers, including Masters-Level Practicum Students; mid-level providers of LMFT-Associates, LMSWs in Clinical Supervision, LPC-Associates; and our Fully Licensed LCSW, LMFT, and LPC Therapists.

Any reduction in fees would mean that we could NOT utilize your insurance as it would be on a cash-pay basis only.  When utilizing health insurance for your services, we are obligated to charge the full amount of your copay or deductible per our contract with your insurance company.

Sliding Scale Services via Open Path Collective

Our Midlevel Providers are participants of Open Path Psychotherapy Collective - a national, non-profit program providing sliding scale services to individuals.  Our Midlevel Providers typically charge a cash pay rate of $100 for the Initial Session and $75 for each Follow-Up session.  However, our participation in Open Path allows us to offer a reduced rate (between $30-60 for individual counseling, or $30-$80 for couples or family counseling).

To take advantage of this program, there are several steps you need to take with Open Path before we schedule our first appointment:

  • The first step is to fill out the Open Path confidential Online Registration Form. Registration can be completed in under 10 minutes.
  • Please note that members pay a one-time fee of $59 to join Open Path.
  • Once you register, you’ll receive an Open Path Member ID email, which you can forward to our team at midlevel@acfstexas.com
  • At that time, we can schedule our first session together.

Once you have completed the Membership Application and Registration through Open Path, you can complete our New Client Intake Forms and select "Cash Pay" as the coverage option for Services: New Client Forms

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