How do I make an appointment?

To request services as a new client, please fill out the intake request form. You may also contact us by phone (617-299-6516) if you prefer. Our team will respond to you within 2-3 business days to coordinate services. Prior to your first scheduled appointment, you will receive an email from the Harbor Christian Counseling secure electronic records system with a link to review and complete all required intake forms.  All subsequent appointments will be scheduled directly with your assigned provider either in person or through email/phone correspondence.

 

How much does it cost?

  • Individual Therapy (50 min): $120

  • Marital Therapy (50 min): $140

  • Family Therapy (50 min): $140

  • Premarital Counseling (50 min): $120

We accept private pay by credit card or check following each session. 

Harbor Christian Counseling recognizes that the cost of counseling services can be significant, and as such we make every effort to provide care that is efficient, accessible, and aligned with each client's specific needs. Additionally we are glad to provide a sliding fee scale for anyone that requires a reduced rate based on financial limitations. Details about the sliding fee scale will be provided upon request. New clients will have the opportunity to discuss all fees during the intake process prior to or during the initial appointment.

 

Do you accept insurance?

Harbor Christian Counseling does NOT currently accept insurance. However, some insurance plans do offer out-of-network benefits. All clients are encouraged to explore this option with their insurance carrier. Harbor Christian Counseling will gladly provide receipts and documentation to support any out-of-network reimbursement claim as requested. Additionally, many clients have been able to pay for counseling services utilizing Flexing Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) funds offered by their employer.

 

What confidentiality will I have?

Confidential conversations between a therapist and a client are something that therapists are bound to by the ethical standards of their profession. The purpose of confidentiality is to provide a safe environment where a client will freely discuss his problems, without fear that very personal information will be revealed to others. Both in-person and remote sessions are conducted in an office with a closed door.  Client files are stored in a secure electronic records system that is fully compliant with HIPPA regulations. By law, there are three issues that can't be kept confidential. A therapist is legally required to report cases of child and elder abuse. In cases where a client is an imminent suicide risk or is threatening harm to another persons, confidentiality may be broken. These exceptions are to protect others, or the client him/herself. These are important and necessary exceptions. Any other disclosure of information about one's therapy requires written permission.