Your Guide to Fees, Billing & Insurance

Fees and billing

How much does counseling cost at Discovery Counseling?

Rates differ according to each individual therapist and dietitian.

  • 50-minute session: $140-$160
  • 90-minute session: $175
  • Sliding-scale sessions: $85-$130 (limited availability)
    Counselors-in-training sometimes offer sliding-scale rates of $65-$75 per session.

Insurance  Information

Please click the following link to fill out the Insurance Information Form:
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Have a Health Savings Plan or Flexible Spending Account?

We accept all major Health Savings Account Cards & Flexible Spending Account  cards for your fees.

If I can’t afford your fees, what other counseling options are available?

We get that these costs may not fit into your budget. You can find great lower-cost counseling options in Austin via Just Mind Counseling, Open Path Psychotherapy Collective and Open Counseling.

Using your insurance:

Learn More about Your Health Insurance Coverage

The purpose of this guide is to help you navigate the insurance process.

In-Network Insurance Coverage

Please keep in mind that Discovery Counseling Austin is only In-Network for Community Health Network, United Healthcare (Optum), BCBS PPO plans (or plans managed by BCBSTX PPO).

As a reminder, any services not covered by your insurance become 100% the responsibility of the client (or the financially responsible party).

Out-of-Network Insurance Coverage

If you have an Out-of-Network plan, we can provide a “superbill” for you to submit to your insurance and get reimbursement on your own. The superbill does not guarantee reimbursement. Associate clinicians & therapists-in-training cannot provide superbills for their services due to health insurance coverage guidelines. We can provide a statement of charges which you can use to seek reimbursement if your plan allows.

Know Your Benefits

We recommend that you contact your insurance provider directly to learn more about your benefits for mental health counseling and/or nutrition counseling. See below for a guide to calling your insurance.

Whether Discovery is In-Network or Out-of-Network, you can use these steps to find out what your coverage would be when you seek services with us.

When you contact the insurance provider, they may need the “practice name.” Both "Discovery Counseling Austin" or "Weber Wellness" should work.

If they ask for a specific provider and you haven’t been scheduled with anyone yet, ask if they can look up your benefits based on the information below. If you run into issues, we will do our best to help. Email us or call 512-607-9360 ext 75 for our billing specialist.

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How to Check Your Insurance Benefits for Discovery Counseling Austin

Contact Your Health Plan for: Outpatient Mental Health (Counseling) Services

When speaking with an insurance representative, be prepared to write down their answers to the questions below.

Step 1:
Call the member services number on the back of your card and request to talk to a member service representative.

Step 2: Listen to your eligibility and benefits summary (if there is one).

Step 3: Make sure you have answers to these specific questions:

  1. Is the provider I want to see In-Network for my plan?
    Discovery Counseling Austin Tax ID: 822811871
    Billing NPI: 1144733270
  2. Does my plan cover outpatient mental health counseling? (To be specific, ask about CPT Codes 90791 and 90837.)
  3. Do I have a deductible to meet before mental health services are covered? If yes, how much is the deductible? How much has been met already?
  4. What is my copay or coinsurance per session?
  5. Are there any limitations to this coverage? (Session limits, yearly limits, etc.?) Be sure to write down their response.

Step 4: Write down the representative’s name and a reference number. This information will be necessary if you ever need to dispute a rejected claim.

nutrition counseling

Contact Your Health Plan for: Outpatient Mental Health (Counseling) Services

When speaking with an insurance representative, be prepared to write down their answers to the questions below.

Step 1: Call the member services number on the back of your card and request to talk to a member service representative.

Step 2: Listen to your eligibility and benefits summary (if there is one).

Step 3: Make sure you have answers to these specific questions:

  1. Does my plan cover outpatient nutrition counseling? (Codes: 97802, 97803, S9470). If yes, how many sessions are allowed?
  2. Is the provider I want to see In-Network for my plan?
    Discovery Counseling Austin Tax ID: 822811871
    Billing NPI: 1144733270
  3. Does my plan cover visits that are “medically necessary” or do they also cover preventive services?
  4. Do I have a deductible to meet before mental health services are covered? If yes, how much is the deductible? How much has been met already?
  5. What is my copay or coinsurance per session?
  6. Are there any limitations to this coverage? (Session limits, yearly limits, etc.?) Be sure to write down their response.

Step 4: Write down the representative’s name and a reference number. This information will be necessary if you ever need to dispute a rejected claim.

insurance information

Please click the following link to fill out the Insurance Information Form.

Request Benefits Information