Category Archives: Fees


… Here’s a useful and common case example that may save you from a complaint or lawsuit by the patient. A lot of complaints (of various [...]


… What about barter with a patient - is it legal? Is it ethical? The answer depends. Therapists must first be aware of individual state [...]

Raising Fees

… Therapists and counselors who manage their own practices are periodically faced with the issue of raising their fees. One of the [...]

Sue the Patient?

… Suppose that the patient has been allowed to delay the payment of fees and that the balance now owed to the therapist or counselor [...]

The Sliding Fee Scale

… A CPH insured and reader of this Bulletin called me to ask some questions about “sliding fee scales.” I told her that I would write [...]

… Once in a while, therapists or counselors ask about the propriety of charging a lump sum fee, to be paid in advance, which is to be [...]

“No Shows”

… A reader raised some questions related to the amount charged to a client or patient who does not show for the scheduled appointment [...]

F. Fees

In the February 2014 issue of the AVOIDING LIABILITY BULLETIN, I raised many questions for the reader’s thought, research, and [...]


In what manner and to what extent are fees regulated in the state in which you practice? States usually require that the patient be [...]

Equal Pay for Equal Work?

Rather than write yet another article on avoiding liability, I take a brief summer vacation from that task and provide some thoughts on [...]

Brief Reminders/Topics

The following reminders/topics are not in order of importance and are only brief comments about a variety of issues – most of which I [...]

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