Rates & Insurance

Sliding scale therapy and counseling for individuals, couples, and families in Minneapolis, MN

Paying for therapy at Blue Box Counseling & Wellness

Do you accept insurance?

At Blue Box Counseling & Wellness, we do not accept insurance. Instead, we offer a sliding scale payment schedule based on your household income.

If your sliding scale rate would cause you financial hardship or keep you from continuing therapy, we will negotiate an alternate rate on a case-by-case basis. We believe that financial reasons should never keep you from getting the help you need.

Sliding scale rates keep counseling affordable

Regular individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes long. Couples/family groups and some individual sessions may be longer than 50 minutes; your therapist will discuss this with you. For individual therapy, the first session, or intake, will be approximately 90 minutes long to allow you and your therapist to get to know each other a bit better and give you the opportunity to ask any questions. Couples/family groups and some individual intakes appointments may be longer than 90 minutes; your therapist will discuss this with you.

As of January 1, 2021, Emily Swayne’s sliding scale is as follows for 90 minute intake sessions and 50 minute ongoing sessions:

  • < $20,000/year: $90 (intake); $60 (ongoing)

  • $21,000-$30,000/year: $105 intake); $70 (ongoing)

  • $31,000-$40,000/year: $120 (intake); $80 (ongoing)

  • $41,000-$50,000/year: $135 (intake); $90 (ongoing)

  • $51,000-$60,000/year: $150 (intake); $100 (ongoing)

  • $61,000-$70,000/year: $165 (intake); $110 (ongoing)

  • $71,000-$80,000/year: $180 (intake); $120 (ongoing) 

  • $81,000-$90,000/year: $195 (intake); $130 (ongoing) 

  • $91,000-$100,000/year: $210 (intake); $140 (ongoing)

  • > $101,000/year: $225 (intake); $150 (ongoing)

Paying for Therapy at Blue Box Counseling & Wellness

We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards for payment. You can also pay your bill via your Therabook client portal.

Cancellation Policy

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

Request an appointment

Schedule an appointment for individual, couples or family therapy.