One who knows others is wise. One who knows self is enlightened.
Tao Te Ching
Michael Schneider, Ph.D.
Licensed to Practice in Illinois and Missouri
Fees, Payments, and Billing
In order to keep costs as low as possible, I ask that services be paid for at the time of service. The cost for services is $140.00 for the initial 90-minute intake assessment and $110.00 per 45-minute hour for counseling and therapy. Fees for group therapy is $45.00 per session. Court testimony is charged at $150.00 per hour, with a four-hour minimum, payable in advance. The per-hour charge includes travel time to and from the court. The fee for adolescent sexual behavior assessments is $500.00.
Please note: Evaluation and assessment reports are not released until after the fee has been paid.
Options for payment include cash or check. If you will have difficulty in paying for service, please discuss this with me. If you need to pay by credit or debit card, I will need to know in advance so that I can make arrangements.
I am on several insurance provider panels, and insurance providers have different rates for "in-network" and "out-of-network" providers. Please check with your insurance representative to find out what coverage you have and whether or not I am a network provider, and especially whether or not you need pre-authorization in order to be reimbursed for services. I will be happy to submit insurance forms so that you may receive reimbursement for the covered services you obtain. I am willing to work with you and discuss my receiving delayed payment for insurance work if paying the full fee at the time of service would create a financial hardship. Please let me know prior to or during the initial assessment meeting.
Checks that are returned may result in a $25.00 check return fee for the client unless payment is received by the next session. (Note that this fee is separate from any fees your bank may charge you for overdrafts.)