Shaalon Joules PhD PLLC

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Rates and Insurance

Therapy Session Rates

Our usual and customary rate for an initial diagnostic interview is $175 per session [for psychologists] and $125 per session for therapists. Longer sessions will be charged an additional rate of $45.00 in quarter hour increments. Insurance plans will generally not provide coverage for such extended sessions.

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Appointment Deposit

The patient will make a $75 deposit upon making their first appointment. This $75 deposit is to be held and applied towards any no shows or appointments not canceled 24 hours prior to the scheduled session. Once $75 has been applied towards a no show or late cancellation, the patient must deposit another $75 before scheduling their next appointment.

Deposit Refund: If a patient completes therapy or decides not to return after any number of sessions (without a no show or late cancellation), the $75 will be refunded.

Termination of therapy

If a patient misses two consecutive scheduled sessions, the patient will be considered to have given notice of termination of therapy. Additionally, a patient who does not reschedule for a period of 30 days following their last therapy session will be considered to have terminated therapy. Patient’s returning for therapy following termination of therapy will be considered to be opening a new case for purpose of therapy.

Psychological Testing

Fees for psychological testing vary depending on the tests and length of time involved. While insurance may cover precertified psychological evaluations, insurance does not cover extended reports you may need. The patient is independently responsible for fees for such reports or for the psychologist’s time for review of records that might be involved in preparation of such a report. The fees are based on the standard session rate.

Insurance Accepted

Dr. Joules accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Tricare, and Medicare.
Therapist Robert Garza does not accept insurance. Individual therapy session rate for 45 minutes is $125.00

Method of Payment

We accept credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express), and cash.