Services

Psychotherapy – Creative Arts Therapy

The Counseling Center at CELA provides therapy, counseling, and support services for individuals, families, and groups living with chronic environmental illnesses.

Our approach is highly personalized, focusing on the needs of each individual. We understand that due to the nature of environmental and mast cell related diseases, counseling in person may not always be an option.

We offer our services digitally (email, virtual conferencing,) by telephone, face-to-face, and in combinations.

Specialization Areas Include:

  • EI, MCS, Masto/MCAS/mast cell related disorders
  • Health and wellness management
  • Grief and loss
  • Life-style changes
  • Symptom management
  • Disability insurance process counseling and support

Rates:

  • All initial sessions are scheduled for 80 minutes and must be conducted via telephone, virtual conferencing, or face-to-face.
  • The rates provided below are for individual and family sessions.
  • Please contact us for information about groups and group rates
  • All rates are in U.S. dollars (USD)

Reduced Rates are available including sliding fee scales and pro bono (no charge) sessions. Please contact us to discuss our reduced rates.

Face-to-Face, Telephone, and Virtual Conferencing Rates: 

  • $110.00 for one 50-minute session
  • $140.00 for one 80-minute session

Should a scheduled 50-minute session extend into an 80-minute session not scheduled in advance, clients may be billed the 80-minute session rate for that session.

Brief Email Rates:

  • $50.00 for one Brief email session (synchronous or non-synchronous)

A Brief email session is: one client email sent to the counselor and one counselor response (to that email) sent to the client. Email sessions can be synchronous or non-synchronous.

Brief email sessions are not intended for in-depth counseling but are provided for situations where clients may be in need of a more “touching-base” exchange where the client may have a question, issue, or concern. Brief email sessions are available for established Counseling Center at CELA clients.

Brief email sessions are scheduled therapy sessions and clients are charged for them accordingly. Brief email sessions are not billed at the same rate as regular email sessions.

Notifications of the cancellation of an appointment by clients are not considered Brief email sessions and clients are never billed for these exchanges.

Regular Email Rates:

  • $110.00 for one 50-minute session (synchronous and non-synchronous)
  • $140.00 for one 80-minute session (synchronous and non-synchronous)

>> One email exchange is: one email generated by the client that is sent to the counselor and one counselor response (to that email) sent to the client.

>> One “week” is: a series of five (5) consecutive business days. The Counseling Center at CELA is typically not open Saturdays and Sundays and does not schedule appointments these days, unless by special arrangement between client and counselor.

Synchronous regular email sessions are timed (50-minute or 80-minute) and scheduled in advance in the same manner as face-to-face, telephone, and virtual conferencing sessions. Synchronous means that the client and therapist are emailing and responding at the same time of day on the same day.

Non-synchronous regular email session can be either 50-minute sessions or 80-minute sessions, scheduled in advance by the week* with an agreed upon number of email exchanges to be generated by the client during each week.*

Non-synchronous means that the client and therapist are not emailing and responding at the same time of day on the same day.

Non-synchronous sessions are scheduled in advance, for example, (1) a client may schedule to generate their email(s) on a certain day or days of the agreed upon week,* but does not have to schedule a particular time to do so; or (2) a client may schedule to generate their number of emails simply during that agreed upon week* without specifying which particular day(s).

Typically there are three client-generated email exchanges for a 50-minute session and five client-generated email exchanges for an 80-minute session during an agreed upon one week.* Clients are then billed according to the number of agreed upon and scheduled email exchanges during that week* with additional charges for email exchanges generated by the client that exceed the agreed weekly* schedule.

*One “week” is: a series of five (5) consecutive business days. The Counseling Center at CELA is typically not open Saturdays and Sundays and does not schedule appointments these days, unless by special arrangement between client and counselor.

Counselors respond to non-synchronous client generated email exchanges typically within 2 business days or according to special scheduling arrangements between client and therapist.

Email sessions are NOT for emergency situations. The Counseling Center at CELA does not provide crisis and/or emergency services. Click here for links to emergency support services.

Cancellations:

If you need to cancel a scheduled session, please notify The Counseling Center at CELA at least 24 hours in advance. Clients may be charged a fee up to the full session price for a missed or cancelled session if less than 24 hour advance notice is provided.

Payment:

The Counseling Center at CELA accepts checks, cash, credit card, and debit card payments through PayPal. All amounts are in U.S. dollars (USD).

  • Individualized payment options are available
  • All payments are due prior to the start of each session or according to an individualized payment option agreement

Reduced Rates: The Counseling Center at CELA offers several reduced rate options including sliding fee scales, scholarships, and limited availability pro bono (no charge) sessions. Please contact us to discuss payment options.

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The Counseling Center at CELA responds to mail, emails, voicemail messages as quickly as possible, typically within two to three business days.

All rates are subject to change without notice. The most current rates are posted on the Counseling Center at CELA website.

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