The Process & Cost
Each client I see presents a unique set of circumstances; we work together to design a plan and establish goals for therapy, adjusting as the need arises. Below is a general guideline of the process as it unfolds for many clients.
Initial Phone Contact
- Overview of the reason client is seeking therapy.
- Is my mode of practice, training, and service best suited for the need?
- Cost and modes of payment
- Schedule first appointment as soon as possible.
- Get acquainted.
- Gather initial information.
- Outline goals.
- Design a unique, therapeutic plan based upon client’s needs.
- Schedule next appointment—may be weekly, bi-weekly, or eventually monthly.
Types of Counseling Offered Here:
Individual: Dr. Ruegg and individual meet, gather information, set intentions.
Couples: Each partner meets individually with Dr. Ruegg for 20 minutes, followed by a joint period to map a plan.
Families: Dr. Ruegg meets with each family member individually for 20 minutes, then the entire family to set a course of action. Initial family sessions often require 2 hours.
Group: Counseling designed for a carefully selected group of diverse, yet like-challenged, individuals or couples who benefit from the support and shared purpose of others, while under the direct guidance of Dr. Rick.
Effective Jan 2018: $140 per 50-minute session. I accept cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard.
***I do not participate in third-party insurance reimbursement. As an out-of-network provider, upon request, I supply a paper receipt with the proper codes for your submission to insurance. Many clients elect not to file for reimbursement from insurance, as treatment becomes a matter of record.
Please note: When necessary, I am happy to reschedule appointments with proper notice. A $100.00 fee will be charged for all missed appointments and those cancelled without 24-hour notice.