Rates

Child, Adolescent & Family Psychotherapy

The fee for individual or family therapy sessions is $150.00 per 50 minute session (known as the “clinical hour”). If more than your scheduled time is needed, there will be a charge of $75.00 per half session. Please be aware that the fee for cancellation without a 24-hour notice or for not showing is $75.00. When appropriate, 30 minute telephone sessions are also available for $75.00 a session.

Psychological/Psychoeducational Evaluation

Psychological testing involves administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests; it also requires Dr. Skipper to prepare a written report with a scheduled feedback session to discuss the results and recommendations. Additional components of testing always include child/parent interviews and may include teacher interviews, school observations, etc. depending on the referral question. 

The cost for a full assessment is determined by the total number of hours required by Dr. Skipper to complete the full evaluation process from testing time with your child to the results review session with you, at a rate of $175.00 per hour. A partial payment of $700 is required on the day of testing, with the balance due at your results review appointment. An additional fee of $75.00 will be charged for missed appointments. Dr. Skipper does not perform custody evaluations. If you are considering using the results of an evaluation for a custody dispute or for legal purposes, please consult with experts in those areas. Many insurance companies do not cover psychological testing, and those who do will typically only reimburse a portion of the costs. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company to determine benefits. 

Parenting Classes

Parent education courses are $100.00 per individual session for 7 sessions. Each session is approximately 60-90 minutes long with course materials included in the fee.

Anger Management Classes

Anger Management courses are $100.00 per individual session for 8 sessions. Each session is approximately 60-90 minutes long with course materials included in the fee.

IEP Meetings

Attendance and participation is $150.00 an hour.

Cancellation Policy

Since the scheduling of an appointment involves the reservation of time specifically for an individual or family, at least 24 hours is required for canceling an appointment. The fee for cancellation without a 24-hour notice or for not showing is $75.00. Exceptions are provided for emergencies.

Insurance

Dr. Skipper does not accept insurance, which means that she is considered an out-of-network provider by insurance companies. Payment for services is required at the time services are provided unless another arrangement has been previously agreed upon by all parties involved. Accepted methods of payment include check, credit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).