Following is information about my fees and a summary of my policies. More detailed information may be found by reviewing my Psychotherapy Services & Policies PDF.
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What trainings and workshops do you offer and for how much?
I offer trainings and workshops on issues related to burn-out and compassion fatigue, oppression fatigue, PTSD, and LGBTQ+ relationships to mental health, social service and medical providers, educators, non-profits, and community groups. Training fees vary, depending on the services that are requested and the length of the presentation. I custom-design each workshop so that it meets the particular needs of the audience. I offer a discounted fee to non-profits for the compassion fatigue and burn-out workshops. The psychological crisis intervention and radical self-care and oppression fatigue trainings that I provide to street medics and community activists are free of charge. For more information: http://www.irenegreene.com/workshops-and-training/
What are your fees?
Rates for individual counseling: $185 for the 50-minute intake appointment and for the subsequent 50-minute therapy sessions. Relationship counseling with two people: $230 for the 50-minute intake appointment and for the subsequent 50-minute therapy sessions. Longer sessions are pro-rated at that rate. Contact me about rates for sessions that involve three or more people or to discuss an adjusted rate.
Rates for coaching: $185 for a 50-minute session. Longer sessions are pro-rated at that rate. Many coaching clients find it helpful to schedule 75 minute or 90 minute appointments. Bundled sessions are also available: 10% off of 10 50’ minute sessions purchased up front. Sessions can count as in-person, on the phone and a negotiated number of texts and emails.
Do you offer a sliding fee?
Yes, if a client is in a difficult financial situation, I am open to adjusting their rate. I do keep some spots available in my caseload for reduced rates. I am committed to making my services financially accessible to people in marginalized communities who might otherwise not be able to afford or feel comfortable in mainstream clinical settings.
What methods of payment do you accept?
I prefer to be paid in full by check or cash and at each appointment. With pre-arrangement you may pay using bank checks sent directly to me from your bank or by debit or credit card using the PayPal button on my site. If using PayPal add $5 per session on each transaction. I do not accept any insurance. If you have a health savings account, such as a HSA, I am happy to give you a receipt or complete any necessary paperwork.
Some coaching is covered by an HSA, but not very often. Insurance does not cover coaching.
What are your hours of operation?
I schedule appointments and respond to messages Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Other times are available by special arrangement.
What is the location of your office?
I meet with clients in my office, which is located in The Well: Healing Arts Center, 2100 First Avenue South, Minneapolis 55404.
What sexual and gender minority populations do you have experience serving?
I have clinical experience and training, (and provide training to other mental health, medical, and educational professionals), with folks from these populations: GSRM: gender, sexual and romantic minorities (i.e., lesbian, gay, pansexual, bisexual, polysexual, asexual, queer, questioning, genderqueer, transgender, and intersex) and with sexual lifestyles that include BDSM, kink, and fetish. See: Who I Serve
Do you offer any services by phone or visual technology?
For counseling sessions I prefer to meet in person. There may be times when a phone session is necessary (i.e., emergency, you are not able to come in for a one:one appointment because of travel, illness, etc.) In those cases I do phone or online visual telecommunication appointments). Learn more at m Telepsychology and Distance Counseling Page
Coaching sessions can be one:one or by phone or online visual telecommunications.
How do you ensure client confidentiality?
I make every effort to protect your confidentiality and health records. You are protected under the provisions of the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). My confidentiality procedures actually exceed those required by HIPPA. I have these extra safeguards: Hushmail (for email), SimplePractice (for record-keeping), and Doxy.me (for visual telecommunication).
What is the length of each session?
I offer 50-minute individual sessions. If a client is dealing with an extra difficult emotional issue, a longer session may be warranted. I recommend a 75 or 90-minute session for counseling sessions that involve two or more people.
How often are appointments scheduled?
Generally speaking, weekly appointments are recommended, especially at the beginning when the relationship is being established and the issues are being identified. Factors such as the therapy goals and finances do impact the frequency. I will make recommendations for the length and timing of sessions. It is ultimately the client’s decision.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you are unable to keep your appointment, I request that you notify me at least 48 business hours in advance of your appointment. Cancellations that fall under 48 business hours notice are billed at one-half of the regular fee. If the appointment is a “no show” the full fee will be charged. I do not charge if an emergency has occurred for you or your immediate family.
What if I am having a difficult time between therapy appointments? (For Counseling Clients)
If you are in a difficult emotional situation between your regularly scheduled appointments and you want to schedule an extra in-person or phone appointment contact me and I will do my best to fit you in as soon as possible. As part of your therapy with me you have the option to complete the Emotional Self-Care Plan: Grounding Strategies (PDF)
. I developed this worksheet to help clients during emotionally challenging times.
Do you provide 24 hour emotional crisis help? (For Counseling Clients)
No, my private practice does not include after business hours, holiday or weekend emotional crisis care services. If you are faced with an emotional crisis, or life threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room, or contact the Crisis Connection at 612.379.6363. Also leave a message for me and I will call you back as soon as possible.