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The Growing Zone

Dear Parent,

I feel it is important for my clients to have optimal choice and privacy throughout the counseling process; therefore, I do not bill insurance. That allows you to have a say in what working with me looks like and how long we work together. You are afforded full privacy since I am not obligated to provide your insurance company with confidential information regarding your child’s mental health. Health insurance benefits can only be used to treat an illness. A diagnosis of a mental health disorder is required that can forever be associated with a client.

There are many examples of a mental health diagnosis affecting other aspects of a person's life. Some of these stories include being characterized as a high risk, resulting in increased premiums and even being denied insurance. Insurance companies do not typically cover divorce-related issues for a child unless he or she has been assessed and diagnosed with a mental disorder. A client who simply needs to learn some new skills or some different strategies does not necessarily require a diagnosis.

Counseling and tutoring are affordable. During these difficult financial times it’s important to stress that I am devoted to providing the best value for my services. My extensive experience in working with children and families and my play therapy specialization adds significant value for the dollar spent. I have a short-term solution focused practice. In many cases the total number of visits to my office may be less than required with traditional psychotherapy. Could you find less expensive, in-network services? Yes, you might possibly be able to go to an in-network provider for small co-pays. However, I believe there is value in seeing a therapist that you choose on factors often beyond insurance plan participation. 


Individual Child Therapy (45 minute session)              $60.00
Parent Consultation (45 minute session)                     $60.00
Group Therapy [per individual] (45 minute session)    $40.00
Individual Strength-Based Tutoring                             $60.00

Please contact me for an appointment at 806-786-9538 if your child would benefit from the play therapy process.


Carol A. Layton, Ed.D.
Child Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor
Learning Consultant~Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician
“The Growing Zone”


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