For Prospective Clients
Where is Centre Marriage & Relational Therapy located?
Our main office is located at: 221 W High Street Suite #1000 Bellefonte, PA 16823
Our main office is located at:
221 W High Street Suite #1000
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Our Lock Haven office is located at: 120 Logan Ave Castanea, PA 17726
Our Lock Haven office is located at:
120 Logan Ave
Castanea, PA 17726
What are your hours?
Appointments are usually scheduled from 8am-7pm Monday through Friday and are 45 minutes long.
How do I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made by calling our office at (814)-531-5659 or by requesting us to get in contact with you via our Contact Us page.
What does a first session look like?
The first session is a chance for the client and therapist to get to know each other. There will be some paperwork for you to fill out at the beginning. Then they will ask some questions to get to know you and give you an opportunity to share some of your story. It is also a chance for you to get to know them, and you are welcome to ask any questions you would like. They will also begin to gather a history of the presenting concern as well as some relational history. By the end of the first session you and your therapist will begin to set clear goals for treatment and begin to lay out a plan for working together.
How much is a session?
Our rates have recently changed to reflect the growth within our practice.
Licensed Therapist – $100
Masters Level Therapist – $65
Intern Therapist – Sliding Fee Scale
Reduced fees for financial hardship may be available. We have established relationships with a number of churches in the area, if you are in need of financial assistance you may be able to contact your local church. We would be happy to network with your pastor and church.
How do you accept payments?
We accept cash or check for your agreed upon session fee. Our standard rate is $65 a session. Beyond our first session, for sessions after 4pm you must pay ahead of time to schedule the appointment. However, all other appointments can be paid at the time of your visit.
What is your cancellation policy?
Our general policy is that you must notify us one full business day before your scheduled session to avoid the late cancellation fee. There are exceptions for emergencies and other circumstances at the discretion of the therapist. We have implemented a special policy for sessions starting at 4pm and later. You can read more about that policy here.
Do you take insurance?
Our licensed therapists are currently in-network with Highmark, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Optum (Geisinger). More are being added.
If you are seeing our Masters Level therapists, there are a few factors to consider. First you should check your copay and deductible for your mental health coverage. Often times the copay is similar to our standard rates. In some occasions, insurance will not begin to cover any fees until your deductible is met. You may also have the option to submit for reimbursement for an out-of-network provider. We would encourage you to contact your insurance provider to inquire.
An additional factor to consider is that any therapist can not bill your insurance unless there is a diagnosed disorder. The vast majority of insurances do not cover marriage therapy unless it is to treat an underlying, diagnosed disorder. Also keep in mind, once an insurance claim is submitted, that diagnosis becomes a part of your over all medical record.