For Prospective Clients
Where is Centre Marriage & Relational Therapy located?
Our main office is located at:
315 S Allen St, Suite #326
State College, PA 16801
Our Bellefonte office is located at:
221 W High Street Suite #800
Bellefonte, PA 16823
What are your hours?
Appointments are usually scheduled from 8am-7pm Monday through Friday and are 45 to 60 minutes long, depending on the provider.
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, check and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your agreed upon session fee. 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?
We will be implementing a new policy that you will need to have a credit card on file in order to schedule your next appointment. This ensures the timely and proper payment of session fees and late fees. At the time of scheduling your next session, you are committing to paying for that session. If you are late, cancel, or don’t show up for your appointment, you will be billed according to the agreed upon schedule. The therapist has complete discretion on waiving that fee for sickness or other events. If you have a recurring appointment, then your next scheduled appointment will be considered your commitment to pay. Any appointments beyond that can be rescheduled without penalty. If you choose to not have a credit card on file, then you can give us a cash deposit equal to 100% of your session fee to be used to cover any additional fees and which will be returned to you at the end of treatment if no additional fees are incurred.
Do you take insurance?
Our licensed therapists are currently in-network with Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital Blue Cross, UPMC and Aetna.
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.