Rates, Policies & Insurance
Individual Counseling- $135 per 50 minute session
Family Counseling- $150 per 60 minute session
Amber Lassally, LCSW-C is an out of network provider. While she does not participate with insurance companies, if you are allowed to see an out-of-network provider, you may receive reimbursement. It is your responsibility to check with your insurance company about your benefits. If you seek insurance reimbursement your diagnosis and treatment plan become part of your medical record. Some people choose not to seek reimbursement as it may negatively affect security clearances and life insurance policies. Please ask for further clarification.
Payment for sessions is required at the time that services are provided by credit or debit card. At your first appointment the payment portion of the Financial Policy form must be filled out in order to manually process your credit card with the secure merchant. Your card will be kept on file and automatically charged at the end of each session. Upon receipt of payment, you will receive a receipt of payment via email in a manner that your insurance company will accept if you do choose to seek reimbursement.
When you schedule an appointment a time is being reserved for you. If you need to cancel an appointment for any reason, it is required that you cancel at least 24 hours before your appointment. If you do not attend your scheduled appointment, without notifying your therapist 24 hours in advance, you will be automatically charged $135. Some exceptions may be considered for emergencies.
Please do not request therapeutic advice via e-mail. Due to the lack of confidentiality, and because the context of an ongoing therapeutic relationship is essential to providing effective guidance, Amber is unable to respond to such requests.
Phone or Video Counseling
Due to COVID-19, all sessions are now offered via telehealth until further notice. Rates remain the same as for in-person sessions. You therapist will inform you when you will be able to begin in-person appointments again.
The relationship between a therapist and a client is protected by law, and without a written permission information cannot be disclosed.
In the case of a suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, the therapist is required by law to report to the authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, the therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, the therapist will first enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, the therapist will take further measures without their permission that are provided to her by law in order to ensure their safety.