The practicalities of meeting and my fee schedules.


My fee for counseling single individuals is currently $120 per session, although in a few cases I can offer a sliding fee schedule based on demonstrated need. Usually sessions last 50 to 55 minutes and occur once per week. If your situation requires it, you could arrange for a 90 minute session for $180, or schedule more than one session per week.

Couples sessions last 90 minutes and my fee is $175 each time.

Making an Appointment

Feel free to email me about appointments. But the best way to contact me for our meeting would be by telephone: 206-632-9122. In a brief conversation we can quickly set a time that works for both of us.

Insurance and Your Fee Responsibilities.

I do not bill insurance companies; however I would be happy to issue you monthly statements and assist you in getting insurance reimbursement, although the insurance industry has not been historically friendly to the mental health arena. You are responsible for payment at the time of service. Fees for my other offerings can be negotiated based on packaged sessions and group arrangements. The same holds true for consultation services to businesses and organizations. Feel free to ask me questions regarding fee during our first meeting. Interestingly, many professional articles based on academic studies have been written regarding the relationship of fee to clinical matters and outcomes.

Missed Appointments

Occasionally you might have to miss a session. That’s fine; however I do need at least 24 hours advanced notice or you will be responsible for my fee for the time missed. I do make exceptions in case of a true emergency that occurs on the day of our scheduled meeting.

Robert W. Hermer, M.A., Ph.C.
Phone: 206.632.9122