Rates + Insurance


My standard rate is $135 per 50 minute session. I am able to offer a limited number of reduced rate spots. Please contact me directly if you believe you might qualify for a reduced rate.

Out-of-network services:
Although insurance companies cannot be billed directly, all or part of your services may qualify for reimbursement through your insurance plan. I can provide you with a “Superbill” to submit for possible reimbursement for out-of-network services. Please note that insurance plans generally do not cover couples counseling and almost never cover premarital counseling costs.

Questions for your insurance company:
The following questions may be useful when speaking with your insurance plan representative:
  • Do I have outpatient mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • May I only work with a provider approved by my plan or can I find my own and submit receipts for reimbursement?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

Cash, check, and all major credit cards are accepted for payment. Payment is due each session, and can be paid in advance each month.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment and have not given 24-hour notice, you will be expected to pay the full cost of the session. Notifications prior to the 24-hour window are accepted via email and phone.
Atlanta Therapist and Counselor Melissa Ann Lester
Melissa began her career in the world of art, transitioned to the corporate world, and finally found her home within the profession of counseling. She inferred from her previous careers, a shared theme: building relationships and helping others. Through counseling, she is able to witness others heal, grow, develop greater self-understanding, find meaning, and realize a more authentic self.
    3996 Clairmont Road
    Atlanta, GA 30341
  • 470 210.1621
  • melissa@melissaannlester.com