Rhonna W. Phillips
Counseling & Therapy Services, LLC

LPC-S and LMFT

 
     
   
     
 

Email: RPhillips@BirminghamCounselor.com
Website: www.BirminghamCounselor.com
Work Cell: (205) 356-9834
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 26387 Birmingham, AL 35260
Physical Address: 1320 Alford Avenue Suite 101 Birmingham, AL 35226

 
     
 

PAYMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

Payment is always due prior to the start of our appointment. I require a guarantee for your appointments by having your credit card (not debit) information on file or a 50% cash/ local check deposit. I do not take Insurance. I provide receipts for all forms of payment.

I accept in order of preference, cash, a credible local check, or your initiating payment via PayPal/email to me. You may use a credit/debit card to prepay through my website appointment software BookFresh, or by having me process your payment through PayPal. I provide these options as a convenience, but remember the fees do contribute to my overhead costs & can affect my rates. Your use of credit/debit card is YOUR accepting the risks of unforeseen data security breaches. Any returned checks will have a $40.00 fee due prior to making your next appointment.  

 
 

RATES:

Individual Adult or Child/Adolescent INTAKE Session: 75 min. $125.00;
        (for ADHD Assessment: 90 min. $150.00);
Individual Counseling/Therapy Session: 50 min. $100.00.

Family or Couples CONJOINT INTAKE Session: 75 min. $135.00;
Family or Couples Conjoint Session: 50 min. $120.00.

Collaborative Divorce Practice: Orientation- no charge;
Coaching Session: 50 min. $200.00;
Case Management Retainer: 8 hours $1,600.00.

If you extend the session add $25.00 for Individual and $30.00 for Couples/Family for each addititional 15 minutes; due at the end of session or before the next.

Group Therapy Screening: 50 min. $65.00;
Group Therapy Session: 90 min. $50.00.

Supervision of Counselor in Training/ALC, for LPC Licensure:
Individual Session: 50-60 min. $40.00, 80-90 min. $60.00, 110-120 min. $80.00;
Group Session: 50-60 min. $30.00, 80-90 min. $45.00, 110-120 min. $60.00.

There will be a limited number of slots available for HARDSHIP rates.  These will be discussed on a case-by-case basis and may be a temporary arrangement. Only cash or check will be accepted in these cases.

CRISIS session rates may vary according to appropriateness of the request.

 
 

SHORT NOTICE CANCELATIONS,
NO-SHOWS & RESCHEDULING:


The appointment you set and agree to is YOUR responsibility. If you elect to utilize email, BookFresh, my appointment software, will send you an automated reminder via email. Please do not send anyone in the place of or in addition to the identified client(s), whose name the appointment is in, unless you have cleared this with me in advance. There are clinical reasons for this.

Things beyond your control can arise and I am understanding of these. Otherwise, 24 hours notice is required to cancel (Cx) or re-schedule (R/S) your appointment. To Cx or R/S on short notice or during non business hours, please call & leave me a message. The fee is 50% of the published/your contracted fee. This must be paid prior to any further appointments being granted and can be charged to the credit card you provided as your appt guarantee. Cancelations of an appt prepaid by credit/debit card, which qualify for a refund, will be made by check/mail. Multiple late cancelations or No-Shows will indicate to me that you are not invested in therapy at this time and our therapy will be terminated.

 
 

OTHER FEES:

Clinical use of my time, beyond 5 minutes, will be charged in 15 minute increments; according to our contracted payment agreement, and is due prior to our next appointment or upon receipt of your bill. This includes clinical phone sessions & email/texts (other than scheduling of appointments), case management like your requests for letters, record reviews/copies, reports, summaries, consultations, and response to legal matter… For ex: A 15 minute phone consult, for an Individual client at regular rates, would be $25.00. A 30 minute record review and writing of a letter for one or both members of Couple’s Therapy would be $60.00.

If you are involved in a LEGAL matter and I am requested by you, and/or subpoenaed by your attorney or the opposing party's attorney, and/or ordered by a judge to respond in any manner, my time will be charged in 15 minute increments according to our current contracted payment agreement. Examples of billable time include: copying your file, giving a deposition, testimony and waiting, consultation with my attorney, review of your record and travel. Mileage will be billed at IRS reimbursement rates. In addition, any attorney fees incurred by me for consultation on or representation related to your case will be billable to you.

 
 

COLLECTIONS:

Reasonable notice will be given including the opportunity to discuss a payment plan. I reserve the right to use any and all legal means to collect payment that is due to me. This may include billing you via certified mail, charging your credit/debit card, use of collections services, placing a lien on your property, small claims court and notifying the Credit Bureau.