What should I pay on a Sliding Fee Scale?
A sliding scale fee for therapy is offering a different price based on each client’s ability to pay. At StorieBrook Therapy & Consulting, we offer a this opportunity to all of our clients.
Offering a sliding fee-scale has many benefits, foremost among them the ability to increase accessibility to mental health services, which we know are often hidden behind barriers including cost, privilege, discrimination, and lack of societal support.
Our practice has chosen to take a client-led, social justice approach to our sliding fee scale, working with clients to set fees that meet both their needs and ours. This means that each clinician has the opportunity to work with clients at a variety of rates, and keeps spaces in their schedule open for reduced fee clients.
"So, how do you determine what I pay?"
In a word, collaboratively (just as we like to do anything!). Below is some information on considering what you can afford, but ultimately your clinician will ask you what is reasonable given your budget, and you tell them what works for you. We do not ask you to provide proof of income or paystubs - we're nobody's accountants (and that's probably for the best!).