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Fees and pricing

Dr. Peterson is an out-of-network provider, meaning that he does not bill insurance directly, and clients are responsible for the fee for service.   

All fees will be collected at the end of each session, through convenient secure portal payments. 

Privacy of information

When you pay out-of-pocket (or work with an out-of-network provider) you work in conjunction with your counselor to determine the best course of counseling, the content, frequency, and intensity. Details of your mental health information have a greater degree of privacy.  If you pay entirely out-of-pocket, your information never leaves my office (except on rare occasions when required by law).

Paying out of Pocket

Reasons for persuing out of pocket services

By paying for counseling out-of-pocket you can rest knowing that your protected mental health information has the highest level of confidentiality and privacy. It gives you the maximum amount of flexibility, and your mental health information remains ‘off-the-grid’ so to speak. Your records remain free from insurance reporting or compliance audits which could prematurely terminate your services. Additionally, you have a wider range of providers and can choose someone who has the expertise you want and can provide you with the high quality of counseling you seek.

Counseling as an added value to your life

You’ll need to decide what value to put on your counseling experience. Dr. Peterson encourages you to consider the following:


You are probably seeking help for something of great importance to you, i.e. your marriage, your kids, important relationship decisions, or mental health issues you are struggling with. These factors include much personal information. As mentioned above, out-of-network providers are better able to protect your health information and keep it confidential and private.


Additionally, you will get the value that you are willing to pay for. Dr. Peterson encourages you to research and compare providers. Dr. Peterson brings over a decade of professional leadership and counseling practice experience, over seven years of teaching and supervising counselors in training, he is a national awardee, a content expert, and a nationally invited speaker on the mental health impacts of climate change, and has experience in successful counseling treatment in a broad range of issues.  Dr. Peterson wants you to have a positive experience with your counseling and to make sure you are getting the best value for your investment.


Individual Counseling

$150 per 50 minute session

Couples Counseling

$150 per 50 minute session

Speaking Engagement

Negotiated by request

Consultation Services

Negotiated by request

Calm Sea

Terms of Service


Dr. Peterson has a 48-hour cancelation policy.  If you wish to cancel or reschedule you must contact Dr. Peterson 48 hours before your appointment.  All missed appointments canceled with a time frame under 48 hours will be charged a full session fee. 

Good Faith Estimate

All clients are entitled to a Good Faith Estimate describing the cost of care.  Anyone who is not using insurance may receive an estimate of the bill for services.  

You have a right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of non-emergency services.

For questions or more information about the right to a Good Faith Estimate, go to

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