Paying for Counseling
Fee: My counseling fee is a sliding-scale ($260 to $160), with discounts for incomes below $220,000/year. The first session is half-price (e.g., $130, if paying the full fee). The fee is per-session, not per-person (for up to three people present in a session).
Methods of Payment: I accept Cash, Check or online payment via Venmo, Zelle, etc. (see below). I do not accept credit cards or health insurance, but I can provide monthly statements you can use for potential insurance reimbursement. Note that using health insurance (directly or indirectly) for counseling requires that you meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis, which then becomes a permanent part of your medical record. Checks should be made out to “Transitions Counseling,” and payment is due at the beginning of each session. If possible please make your check out (or pay online) prior to your visit in order to save time during your session.
Mailing Payment: Please mail checks (e.g., for Distance Counseling) to:
250 East Market Street
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.
Venmo is the recommended way to pay online for your counseling sessions, but you are welcome to use any of the below methods. Note I do not directly accept credit cards—all of the below options securely connect to your bank account or debit card (and some will enable you to pay using your credit card, but they will charge you a fee for doing so).
Pay Online Using Venmo (Recommended)How to Pay for Counseling Sessions Using Venmo
Venmo is a 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 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 via the app if they wait until after the session.
You make payment of your session fee using one of the following methods in the Venmo app:
- Scan my Venmo QR code
- Visit my Venmo profile
- Search for my Venmo username (@Sean-Slevin-Transitions)
- Enter my email address
Pay Online Using ZelleHow to Pay for Counseling Sessions Using Zelle
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.