Therapy is an investment in your future and can greatly improve your mental and physical well-being. Counseling can help you organize your thoughts, overcome your past troubled times, or get a reality check with an objective third-party perspective about a situation or a life decision. Elaine Korngold, LPC, charges the following fees for her psychotherapy services.

Ask Counseling LLC – Services


Invest in Yourself

Fees for professional counseling services are:

  • For individuals – $200 for the initial 50-minute intake session, and $160 for the 50-minute follow-up sessions; available to individuals located in Oregon, Vermont, or internationally (check for specific country).
  • For couples – $250 for each 50-minute session; available to couples located in Oregon or Vermont.
  • Consultations for clinicians – $160 for 60 minutes; available to clinicians located anywhere.

Additional fees may be charged for specialized assessments. These will be discussed with clients ahead of time.

For alternative low cost counseling options, see Resources page. 

No Surprises in Costs

Ask Counseling LLC complies with the Federal No Surprises Act effective 1/1/2022, put in place to ensure that clients understand the costs of their healthcare services ahead of time and have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate.

Financial Policy

  • Payment is required at the start of each session
  • Cash, check and all major credit cards are accepted
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hours ahead of the session are charged the full session fee


Ask Counseling LLC is not contracted with any insurance companies. Most insurance companies dictate the number of sessions and the type of therapy you are allowed to receive. Ask Counseling LLC believes this should be decided privately between you and your counselor. In addition, many insurance companies do not cover career counseling, financial therapy, or couples or marriage counseling. 

Ask Counseling LLC is unable to work with clients who are covered by Oregon Health Plan (OHP or Medicaid) insurance. Psychotherapy is a service fully covered by OHP through our tax dollars. OHP members wanting to pay for psychotherapy out-of-pocket must notify OHP of their ability to do so. This may make them ineligible for OHP coverage.

If you prefer to receive counseling from an in-network provider through your insurance, please contact your insurance directly and ask for names of providers with current availability.

Out-Of-Network Coverage

If you would like to use your insurance’s Out-of-Network (OON) coverage with Ask Counseling LLC, you may request a receipt to submit for reimbursement (superbill). Full payment is still required at the start of your session, and the reimbursement would come to you directly from your insurance company. Ask Counseling LLC provides receipts for reimbursement.

If you do submit an OON claim to your insurance, Ask Counseling LLC takes no responsibility for pursuing that claim or for your insurance company’s reimbursement decision: OON claims are entirely between you and your insurance company. 

If you would like to explore this option further, check with your insurance company about your Out-of-Network coverage for mental health services prior to seeking services:

  • Is there a deductible that must be met prior to receiving benefits for out-of-network mental health services? Once the deductible is met, what are the benefits for out-of-network mental health services?

  • Are there any limits to reimbursement? Examples may include: a maximum amount reimbursed per session, or a limit on the number of sessions allowed.

Using FSA or HSA

You may also be able to use a Flex Spending Account (FSA) or a Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for counseling.