Scheduling and Fees

Most of our patients are seen for one-hour appointments; however, half-hour appointments suffice for follow-up visits in some cases.  Your therapist will advise you about this.

Our services are usually billed by the hour.  Our clinician fees range from $145-250 for the initial visit. Most of our clients have a percentage of our fee covered by their health insurance (perhaps after an initial deductible they have to meet, and sometimes up to 80-90%).  Some clients have “managed care” mental health coverage, where their only financial obligation is a co-pay for each hour session.  Call the Customer Service number on your insurance card to clarify your Outpatient Mental Health Benefits.  We also accept Medicare.

The bottom line: this practice strives to make our counseling available to people at all levels of financial resources.  Please feel free to discuss any financial hardship or insurance issues with us; we will make every effort to make our services affordable, including setting up a payment plan.  We do ask that you bring up issues of financial need before beginning your treatment.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at (205) 870-3520.


We ask that clients give at least 24 hours’ notice when sessions need to be canceled.  If sufficient notice is not given, a partial charge may be levied for time reserved.

Pitts & Associates therapists accept these insurances (please call your insurance carrier to verify your plan with each therapist):

  • American Behavioral
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Expanded Psychiatric Services (EPS)
  • Behavioral Health Services (BHS)
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Magellan EAP
  • Medicare
  • Multi Plan/PHCS
  • Tricare
  • Beacon/ValueOptions
  • Most Out of State Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans