Why should I think about self-pay for counseling services?
The benefits of utilizing self-pay options instead of insurance often outweigh the alternative. Many individuals often do not want to utilize self-pay for counseling as it seems “too expensive” or “not worth it” to the individual.
There’s a lot people don’t know about in regards to the perks of using self-pay, however. Self-pay for counseling services can be a great way to “get what you pay for” and here’s why:
- You have more options for who you see. If you only use your insurance to pay for counseling, you automatically become limited to providers in their network.
- You do not have to obtain a formal “diagnosis.” Yes, you read that right. As the individual receiving counseling, you do not have to be labeled with a disorder. Insurance companies force providers to provide a label in order to make it reason for insurance to pay for the session. Your provider may still give a diagnosis with self-pay in order to appropriately guide treatment, but it is no longer required.
- Not having a diagnosis often provides you an opportunity to not have to live within a certain label. Often times individuals going to therapy start living within the label they’ve been giving, rather than viewing their issue as symptoms of a deeper problem. We don’t want you to have to live this way.
- Using self-pay route often provides that psychological sense of investing in your health. This often creates better outcomes because you are more motivated for change, because you spent money for change.
Overall utilizing self-pay can be a great tool for getting you invest, motivated, and dedicated to your own healing journey.
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The MWC4W Team