Steven Kopor, MA, LPC-S, LCDC, BCPCC - About Me
Common Questions Answered
Rates and Insurance
Termination of Counseling
Rates and Insurance - For patients not using health insurance the fee for counseling services is $125 per 55 minute session. For those using health insurance, session fees are based on the insurance company’s fee schedule. The Patient is personally responsible for deductibles, co-payments, co-insurance, and non-covered or ineligible services. If you have eligible insurance coverage, Christian Counseling of Texas PLLC (CCofT) will submit claims on your behalf. If tient is ineligible at the time services are rendered, Patient is responsible for full payment. Please have your payment ready at the beginning of each session. Payments can be made by cash or personal check. Please make check payable to Christian Counseling of Texas.
The following items are not covered by insurance: Reports & letters, $25. Records request, $10 dollars. Court appearances, $500 per day of appearance. Phone calls, $1 per minute after the first five minutes. There is a $20 charge on all returned checks. Special mailing fees will be passed on to the person requesting the records. Attendance Policy Violations, $75 (Not the co-pay fee)
Confidentiality - is an important trust between a client and Licensed Professional Counselor. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but in the therapist's office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent.” Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone, but by law your therapist can't release this information without obtaining your written permission.
The law protects the relationship between a client and Licensed Professional Counselor. Communication between a therapist and client, and the client's records are confidential under the provisions of the Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 611, and other state and federal statutes or rules. A licensee can't disclose any communication, record, or identity of a client except as provided in Texas Health and Saftey Code, Chapter 611 or other state or federal statutes or rules. Information that you discuss in your therapy sessions is confidential, but there are exceptions.
A licensee must report information if required by any of the following statutes: Texas Family Code, Chapter 261, concerning abuse or neglect of a minor; Texas Human Resources Code, Chapter 48, concerning abuse, neglect, or exploitation of elderly or disabled persons. I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately
Attendance Policy - It’s my expectation that patients keep their scheduled counseling appointments according to the Advanced Multiple Schedule.
Therefore, I view all “no show/no call” patients, cancellations with less than 24 hour advance notice, or any missed appointment, as a very serious problem and a breach of the Counseling Services Agreement. Since insurance companies do not pay for these missed appointments, patient agrees to accept financial responsibility for the missed session and pay $75, not the co - pay fee, through Pay Pal, on my website, before another session is scheduled. Any patient who misses an appointment and does not wish to pay the $75 fee will not be rescheduled.
I immediately discharge all "no show/no call clients" and fill the time slot ASAP, often immediately. Therefore, calling after a missed appointment may result in already having lost the standing appointment time. Any patient who repeatedly (more than twice per quarter) cancel appointments, even to reschedule, even with 24 hours advance notice, will result in patient being discharged.
Missed appointments mean one thing to me: lost revenue. Your reservation of the scheduled session time prevents me from using this time for another patient. If I allow just one person per week to miss their appointment and not collect the Missed Appointment Fee my annual income drops about $5000 per year. I can’t allow those I’m trying to help to negatively effect my livelihood in this way.