Fees & Insurance

Service Fees for Out of Pocket Payments

  • 50 minute sessions - $150
  • 90 minute sessions - $225

I do have sliding scale spots available in my practice which is determined by your present financial situation. Feel free to inquire about my sliding scale fees during our initial phone conversation.

Payment is due at time of service and may be made by cash, check, debit/credit card, and PayPal. (All credit cards are charged a minimal surcharge.)


I accept the following insurance plans and will bill your insurance directly.

  • Cigna
  • United Behavioral Health/Optum

A therapy hour is 45 minutes for clients using insurance.

Insurance Options:


If your insurance is not listed above, that means I am out of network. As an out of network provider, I will provide you with all the paperwork for you to file out of network. Generally, if you have out of network benefits, they will reimburse you a portion of the fee, and they pay you directly. You should call your insurance company to see what your out of network benefits are.


A third option you have is to use your Health Savings or Flexible Spending Account.

Please feel free to ask me any questions about these options during our initial phone consultation.

Appointment Cancellation:

The fee for missing an appointment or canceling with less than 48 hours notice is the full amount of the session. Clients who use their insurance will be charged the amount that your insurance company would have paid me for the session. Your insurance company will not pay for missed appointments so you will be responsible for this charge. If I can fill your session time with another client, I will not charge you.

Communication Between Sessions:

There is no charge for administrative communication, such as payment or setting up appointments. Therapeutic communication by phone will be billed in ten-minute increments. There will be no charge for the first ten minutes of communication however every minute thereafter will be a charge of $2.00/minute.
I do not conduct therapy via text or email.

Constructive Strategies for Rational Living, LLC
Patti Lyons, LMFT


57 Executive Park South NE
Ste 360
Atlanta, GA 30329

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