Scheduling & Fees

Most of our patients are seen for one-hour appointments; however, half-hour appointments suffice for follow-up visits in some cases.  Your therapist will advise you about this.

Our services are usually billed by the hour.  Our clinician fees range from $145-250 for the initial visit (Mr. Seigel charges $80 per visit).  Some clinicians can see clients on a sliding scale.  Most of our clients have a percentage of our fee covered by their health insurance (perhaps after an initial deductible they have to meet, and sometimes up to 80-90%).  Some clients have “managed care” mental health coverage, where their only financial obligation is a co-pay for each hour session.  Call the Customer Service number on your insurance card to clarify your Outpatient Mental Health Benefits.  We also accept Medicare.

The bottom line: this practice strives to make our counseling available to people at all levels of financial resources.  Please feel free to discuss any financial hardship or insurance issues with us; we will make every effort to make our services affordable, including setting up a payment plan.  We do ask that you bring up issues of financial need before beginning your treatment.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at (205) 870-3520, or toll free at (888)879-0717.

We ask that clients give at least 24 hours’ notice when sessions need to be canceled.  If sufficient notice is not given, a partial charge may be levied for time reserved.

PITTS & ASSOCIATES THERAPISTS ACCEPT THESE INSURANCES (please call ahead to verify your plan with each therapist):

  • American Behavioral EAP/Managed Care plans
  • Expanded Psychiatric Services
  • Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
  • Cigna
  • Magellan EAP
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • MHCA (Blue Choice network)
  • Tricare
  • Beacon/ValueOptions
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama