Paying for Counseling

Fee: My fee is a sliding-scale ($120 to $80), with discounts for incomes below $100,000/year. The first session is half-price (e.g., $60). The fee is per-session, not per-person (for up to three people present in a session).

Mailing Payment: Please mail checks (e.g., for Distance Counseling) to:

Transitions Counseling
250 East Market Street
Suite D
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Note: Most banks offer free online Bill Pay services, which usually includes the option to have the bank mail a physical check.


Pay Online


Pay Online Using Zelle (Recommended)

Zelle is a free, secure transfer service backed by many US banks. Transitions never sees or stores your bank details—everything is securely handled by Zelle. There is a decent chance that your bank already supports Zelle within your bank’s website and mobile apps (check the list of participating banks on Zelle’s website). If your bank is not listed you can still securely use Zelle with your debit card by installing the Zelle app (credit cards are not supported).

Setup: I recommend that you setup Zelle several days prior to your 1st session through your bank’s website or app (or through the Zelle app if your bank is not yet directly supported). You may wait until your 1st session to initiate payment (this is to be sure you pay the correct amount, taking into consideration any sliding-scale discounts). For subsequent sessions please initiate payment via Zelle sometime during the 24 hours prior to your session. I request that you initiate payment prior to your session because people often forget to pay online or via the app if they wait until after the session.

You make payment by sending your session fee to my email address using your bank’s website or app, or the Zelle app.




Pay Online Using Popmoney

Popmoney is another secure transfer service supported by some US banks (check the list of participating banks on Popmoney’s website). Transitions never sees or stores your bank details—everything is securely handled by Popmoney. Note that Popmoney is typically only free if used via your bank’s website or app (though check with your bank for confirmation). You are welcome to use Popmoney to pay for counseling sessions, but note that if you use it through the Popmoney website they usually charge a small fee.

Setup: I recommend that you setup Popmoney several days prior to your 1st session through your bank’s website or app (or through the Popmoney website or app if your bank is not yet directly supported). You may wait until your 1st session to initiate payment (this is to be sure you pay the correct amount, taking into consideration any sliding-scale discounts). For subsequent sessions please initiate payment via Popmoney sometime during the 24 hours prior to your session. I request that you initiate payment prior to your session because people often forget to pay online or via the app if they wait until after the session.

You make payment by sending your session fee to my email address using your bank’s website or app, or the Popmoney app.




Pay Online Using Venmo

Venmo is another free, secure transfer service you can use with your bank account or debit card (note that Venmo charges a fee to send money using your credit card). Transitions never sees or stores your bank details—everything is securely handled by Venmo.

Setup: I recommend that you setup Venmo several days prior to your 1st session through the Venmo website or app. You may wait until your 1st session to initiate payment (this is to be sure you pay the correct amount, taking into consideration any sliding-scale discounts). For subsequent sessions please initiate payment via Venmo sometime during the 24 hours prior to your session. I request that you initiate payment prior to your session because people often forget to pay online (or via the app) if they wait until after the session.

You make payment by sending your session fee to my email address using the Venmo app or website.