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Reduced Fee Policy

What is my reduced-fee/sliding scale policy?

  • Reduced fees per session is offered on a time-limited basis for up to 15% of my client caseload

  • The agreement is made for 12 weeks and then will be reconsidered at that time

  • My current rate per 60-minute session is $200

  • The lowest end for a reduced fee/sliding scale is $100

Why do I offer a sliding scale? Why is it important to me?

  • I believe that we live in a world that is not equitable

  • This policy is based on my commitment to provide access to clients who would not normally be able to afford my services and as a tool for economic justice

  • I believe that my fees for service are fair compensation that honor the investment and costs of my education, my professional trainings, and help make my small business sustainable

  • Most organizations that offer sliding scale fees for mental health are non-profit organizations that receive funding from different sources to offset the cost of offering reduced or low-fee services

  • J. Socastro, LCSW, PLLC does not receive any outside funding to subsidize care

Please consider the following
if you are thinking of
requesting a reduced-fee? 

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  • I acknowledge that the low of the scale might still not be affordable for some

  • Please understand that I am offering a route that I feel is sustainable for my small business

  • The visual below is intended to help invite each of us to take inventory of our financial resources and to take a deeper look at our personal levels of privilege

  • As you reflect on this information, I want to invite you to consider the idea of financial sacrifice versus financial burden within a larger construct of privilege

  • Please read the statements in the image below as you reflect on your need


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