Fees in Therapy: Dispelling Myths About Fees
Clinical Update March 2016
By Zur Institute
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Most therapists are more comfortable discussing their client's sex life than their investment portfolio, mortgage or credit card debt. Money and fees present some of the more complex issues facing therapists and clients, especially at the beginning of treatment. Nevertheless, they tend to be ignored by many therapists who have neither the training nor inclination to explore these issues. In spite of our reluctance to address financial issues, money, like sex and time, often define people in this culture. Fees issues are one of the parameters that differentiate psychotherapy from friendship and other intimate or loving relationships.
In my many years of consulting with therapists on private practice and ethics issues, I have discovered large numbers of erroneous beliefs or myths regarding fees in therapy.