Massachusetts and non-Massachusetts residents
CREARTH offers need-based reduced rates including sliding fee scales, scholarships, and limited availability pro bono (no charge) sessions. Please contact us to discuss our individualized payment options.
Individual sessions are offered by email, video, telephone, in-person, or in combinations.
All initial individual sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes and must be conducted via telephone, video conferencing, or in-person. Subsequent sessions can be scheduled for 60 or 90 minutes. The initial 90-minute session is billed at the 60-minute rate.
In-Person, Telephone, Video Conferencing Rates
- $120 for one 60-minute individual session
- $150 for one 90-minute individual session
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Please contact CREARTH for information about group sessions and group session rates
All initial individual sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes and must be conducted via telephone, video conferencing, or in-person. Email sessions can be scheduled following the initial session. The initial 90-minute session is billed at the 60-minute rate.
Email sessions are NOT for emergency situations.
CREARTH does not provide crisis and/or emergency services.
- One email exchange is: one email generated by the client that is sent to the counselor and one counselor response to that email sent to the client.
- One “week” is: a series of 5 consecutive business days. CREARTH is typically not open Sundays and Mondays and does not schedule appointments these days, unless by special arrangement between client and counselor.
- Synchronous means: the client and therapist are emailing and responding at the same time of day on the same day.
- Non-synchronous means: the client and therapist are not emailing and responding at the same time of day on the same day.
Synchronous Email Sessions
Email sessions that are synchronous are timed in the same way that in-person sessions are timed.
- $120 for one 60-minute session (synchronous)
- $150 for one 90-minute session (synchronous)
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Non-Synchronous Email Sessions
Non-Synchronous email sessions are billed according to the total number of email exchanges. The typical response time to non-synchronous, client-generated email exchanges is within 2 to 3 business days during regular business hours or according to special scheduling arrangements between client and therapist.
Clients who wish to have non-synchronous email sessions can choose to pay in advance or to pay at the time of service. Non-synchronous email sessions can be ordered one at a time, in Bundles, or as part of our monthly plans. Sessions purchased as Bundles can be carried over for up to 6 months.
- One Email Exchange – $30
- Bundle A – $80 (5 email exchanges)
- Bundle B – $110 (7 email exchanges)
Clients can order up to 3 individual Bundles per week—for example, 3 of Bundle A or 3 of Bundle B—or in combinations (such as, 1 of Bundle A and 2 of Bundle B.)
The Basic – $300
4 video sessions (typically 1 per week)
3 telephone sessions
The Three-Month Package – $825
12 video sessions (typically 1 per week)
12 telephone sessions
Email messaging sessions are not for emergency situations.
We do not currently bill insurance companies.
Please contact us to discuss reduced rates and need-based payment options.
If you need to cancel a scheduled session, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance when possible.
Notification of the cancellation of an appointment by clients is not considered an email exchange. Clients are never billed for cancellation and rescheduling communications.
Please – do not share confidential or personal information in any communication or message you may leave.
Creative Arts Therapy & Integrative Care responds to mail, emails, voicemail messages as quickly as possible, typically within two to three business days.
Prices and fees subject to change without notice. Website reflects most current rates. All amounts are U.S. dollars (USD).
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