The Advantages of Self-pay vs. Insurance A truly holistic approach to psychotherapy, healing, & wellness empowers the therapist and client to select and integrate any and all appropriate interventions, complementary therapies and services offered, to create the most effective treatment plan based on the unique issues and needs of the individual. Due to the limitations placed by insurance companies on the services and complementary therapies covered, clients may be denied access to the most effective and appropriate treatment modalities. In order to remove these obstacles and to provide a fully integrated, holistic approach to treatment, The Healing Arts Center of Richmond is Self-pay ONLY and no longer accepts health insurance. The advantages of self-pay include: 1) You and your therapist, together, determine your treatment plan and length of treatment, rather than the insurance company determining number of sessions, frequency, length of treatment, length of sessions & other limitations based on the policies of the insurance company rather than the expertise and discretion of the therapist who is directly providing the service(s). 2) You and your therapist, together, determine the interventions, complementary therapies, and services best-suited to your individual issues and that will most effectively facilitate healing, growth, and wellness, allowing for a more seamless application of the appropriate interventions and treatment. With insurance, complementary services such as reiki and yoga, are not covered by insurance and this may serve as a barrier to treatment. 3) You determine if, when, and what information regarding your mental health treatment is disclosed to third parties, rather than the insurance company, through its policies, determining if, when, and what information is disclosed. Self-pay allows you to be more empowered and engaged in creating a healing plan with your therapist that meets your individual needs and preferences.