Saturday, January 19, 2019

Denver Mental Health Counselor: 60 Minute Sessions vs. 50, Why?

Today's Blog Post

This in an info-educational post -- it's our desire to help you be well informed, good client-consumers. 

Have you ever paid for product/service A and received product/service B?  If so, I am willing to bet you were not happy.  Unfortunately, this happens every day in the Mental Healthcare industry, and recently a potential client asked why? For example: 
Q: I have been researching local Denver Mental Health Counselors and Therapists. I noticed you offer 60, 75, and 90 minute sessions, but why do other counseling services advertise one hour, yet sessions only last 50 minutes?

A: We are in the same boat -- we do not fully understand the reasoning behind this clinical or business practice, but we believe: 

1. Many insurance providers only reimburse clinicians for 50 minute services.

2. Clinicians can book clients on the hour, which allows for more billable hours per day.

Bottom line, you lose 10 minutes per session -- over time, that adds up to serious $. 

At YLC we offer:

⇾ Full 60, 75, and 90 minute services. You pay for what is advertised -- we follow Colorado law and best business practice standards, i.e. it is illegal to mislead clients, and/or engage in deceptive business practice. 

We invite you to read more about our client-consumer clinical and business practice.  For instance, read why we only see five clients per day.

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