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Express Yourself Therapy strives to provide inclusive and accessible services and because of that we offer a self-selecting sliding scale with 3 tiers of participation. We trust your ability to self-select the most appropriate payment option. Please choose with integrity with considering your needs and accounting for your privileges, access to resources, and any systemic barriers you may face. 

Payment Tiers:

The number of sliding scale spots available at Express Yourself Therapy is limited to a relatively small number of clients per therapist.

  • HIGH TIER: When you choose to pay full price ($225-$350), you’re paying an amount that reflects the true cost of our services. As such, you’re helping us comfortably support ourselves, allowing us to invest in continuing education, and you are contributing to benefits as well as paid time off for our full-time employees. You’re also helping to support those paying at the other end of the sliding scale.

  • MIDDLE TIER: When you choose the discounted middle rate ($125-$220), you’re helping us pay bills and cover costs associated with operating a small business. 

  • LOW TIER: When you choose the most deeply discounted rate ($40-$120), you’re allowing your community to collectively come together to support you with the care you deserve. 

All of these are acceptable ways of paying and there is no difference in services provided. 

Sliding Scale Guidelines: 

  • Consider paying lower on the scale if you are more likely to experience violence or discrimination as a result of race, gender, disability, or sexual orientation; if you are unemployed or underemployed; struggle to meet basic needs or are in a financially precarious situation; if your finances have been depleted by long-term chronic illness or disability; or if you have dependents or are a caretaker.

  • Consider paying more on the scale if you can comfortably meet your needs; are able to travel recreationally; have savings, retirement accounts or investments; have access to generational wealth; own your own home or can afford rent; work part time or are unemployed by choice, including unemployment due to full-time school in a degree-earning program, or benefit from racial, class, or gender privilege.

PRO BONO: LGBTQI people experience vulnerabilities that cause many to leave their country of origin and seek refuge in another. Consensual same-sex sexual relationships are criminalized in 70 countries, and 11 countries could impose the death penalty if convicted. Research shows that many LGBTQI people face persecution and violence, including domestic violence, rape, and murder, as well as discrimination in areas like education, employment, housing, and healthcare. For this reason, we work with undocumented LGBTQI immigrants who are seeking asylum at no cost.

This sliding scale template is inspired by and adapted from Ride Free Fearless Money.

Please select which therapist(s) you would be interested in working with:

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