Eye In Me exists to provide culturally relevant and social justice informed psychotherapy and coaching services to Black people across the diaspora.
Black people will have access to culturally humble psychotherapy and they will utilize it as both prevention and treatment.
At Eye In Me, we value resilience without ignoring pain, we honor lived experiences as evidence and scholarship, and we honor therapy as self-love, self-care, and activism.
Q: Do you accept insurance at Eye In Me?
No. Eye In Me is not paneled on any insurance companies and we do not accept insurance. However, we provide superbills (an itemized form detailing the services provided to the client) and the superbill can be used to then seek reimbursement directly from your insurance provider. However, please note that this option requires you to have or receive a formal mental health diagnosis (e.g. depression, anxiety, ptsd).
Q: Is there a reason why you don’t accept insurance?
Our philosophy related to insurance can be explained in two parts.
Firstly, the accessibility of our services is very important to Eye In Me. While accepting insurance often makes psychotherapy more accessible, it can also cause a lot of unforeseen restrictions due to the fact that when clinicians are paneled on insurance companies, we become unable to offer sliding scale rates that can meet the needs of many of our clients.
Secondly, we view psychotherapy as a preventative intervention. Psychotherapy could be a service you use to prevent a real mental health emergency or emotional breakdown. This means that we see therapy as a way of preventing illness, in addition to being a way of treating illness. We believe that only offering psychotherapy as treatment for illness promotes stigmas such as “people who seek therapy are weak or crazy.” As part of our advocacy and our expanded definition of therapy, we aim to shift this narrative. Health insurance companies, by design, pay to treat illness, and due to our expanded focus on prevention of illness, we have chosen to shift this paradigm by not accepting insurance and instead offering flexible service/payment options.
Q: What is the difference between the coaching and therapy services?
The difference between coaching and therapy services is that coaching is more future oriented with the goal of helping you move from point a (where you are now) to point b (where you want to be). Coaching is very task oriented without deep analysis.. Therapy on the other hand, takes a more holistic look at your past, present, and future. Therapy examines the situations and patterns affecting your day to day life, helps you to heal past and present psychological wounds, and supports you in a strategy to feel better. In short, coaching focuses on the WHAT and therapy focuses on the WHY.
Q: What is your pricing structure? Do you have a sliding fee?
Our pricing structure varies depending on the desired service. Individual therapy sessions range from $30–$120.
Our sliding scale prices are determined based on session lengths.
15-minute therapy session = $30
30-minute therapy session = $60
45-minute therapy session = $100
60-minute therapy session = $120
We do not offer sliding fees for our coaching services. Our one-time deep dives cost $150 for a 60-90 minute session, and our next step transition coaching costs $60 per session for four 30-minute sessions (sold as a package).
All services come with a free consultation.
Q: Do I have a right to a Good Faith Estimate?
As a result of the No Surprises Act (HR133, Title 45 Section 149.610), health care providers need to give clients and prospective clients who do not have insurance or are not using insurance to pay for sessions an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a written Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of psychotherapy services.
You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose for a Good Faith Estimate at least one business day before your scheduled service or at any time during your treatment.
If your services are at least $400 more that your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or a picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or to learn how to dispute a bill, please refer to your Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosuprises, or call (800) 985-3059
Q: What is social justice informed psychotherapy?
When analyzing individual client issues, we are sure to consider the ways in which racism, discrimination, patriarchy, and capitalism impact clients. Our interventions support clients in critically analyzing how these systems impact their mental health and well being while also developing strategies to lessen their impact on psychological health.
Q: Why are your services so expensive?
At Eye In Me, we honor therapy as self-love, self-care, and advocacy, and we simply believe…Black people can afford therapy. We do not want to settle into the notion that all Black people are poor and not able to afford therapy, because it’s simply not true. Black people as a whole are integral in sustaining the American economy. According to a 2019 report from Nielsen Holdings, Black consumers spend over $1 trillion every year, primarily on material goods which we purchase as acts of self-care and self-love. If we as Black people can shift our mindset to understand therapy as self-care and self-love, then we will find that we’re just as willing to spend $60 on a 30-minute therapy session as we are to spend it on other goods and services. With this mindset change, we can break the stigma surrounding therapy within our communities, strengthening ourselves in the process.