Keeping my work accessible is an important part of my mission. I offer a limited number of need-based sliding scale appointments in my practice. I ask people who are interested in working with me on a sliding scale to answer a few questions. This helps us discern between a genuine need and a strong preference for a reduced fee. I understand that frank discussions about resources may be uncomfortable, and it is only through honest, transparent disclosure that I may offer a lower rate for those who truly need it, while maintaining a practice that is financially sustainable as well.
Thank you for taking time and care to consider these questions. All your answers will be kept completely confidential. Please note that if you own a home or have an earning partner you do not qualify for sliding scale. In this case, there are other ways I can help you in decreasing the cost of this work. For example: paying for a series of sessions (purchasing a package at a discounted rate) or doing 60 min sessions vs. 90 min sessions. If you are interested in these options, please let me know and we can discuss it further.
If you are approved for sliding scale sessions, you will receive an email notification with further instructions on scheduling and sending payment. You must book your initial session within one week of approval. The online scheduler allows bookings within the upcoming window of three months. Those who do not book within one week of approval will be dropped from Angela’s sliding scale client list, and will not be eligible to reapply.
If you would like to see if you qualify for sliding scale, please complete your application by answering the following questions. Again, your information will be held in confidentiality.
Thank you for answering these questions. I know that it is sensitive to talk about money in our culture. Sharing this information is the start of our conversation about the appropriate fee for our work together.
Please let me know if you
have any questions.
I look forward to the opportunity to supporting you on your journey!