Questions & Answers

How Much Does A Typical Session Cost?

The cost of your session will vary depending on the type and duration of your appointment.

These costs are as follows:

  • First Individual Session ($300)

  • Routine Individual Session ($275)

  • First Couples Session ($375)

  • Routine Couples Session ($350)

  • First Family Session ($300)

  • Routine Family Session ($275)

  • Pre-Marital Counseling ($375)

  • Coaching Session ($300)

  • Equine Assisted Learning Session ($475)

Canceling and Rescheduling Appointments
  • Because Dr. Cole is in a private, solo practice, he loses the full amount of the cost of your session if you decide to reschedule or cancel your appointment without giving us sufficient time to back-fill your scheduled appointment. Accordingly, we request a 24 hours notice for rescheduling or canceling an appointment. There is no charge for rescheduling or canceling an appointment prior to this 24-hour window of time. If you reschedule or cancel your session without a 24-hour notice we reserve the right to charge the credit card you have on file with our office the full amount of a clinic hour, which is currently $275.

  • Dr. Cole provides intensely private psychotherapy, relationship, and executive/life coaching and mediation services to celebrities and prominent public figures. The cost of these services is $475 per hour plus expenses, including travel and meeting space in cases where we are meeting at a private, mutually agreed upon location somewhere in the U.S. or abroad. To learn more about these services contact Dr. Cole directly at galencole@me.com.
     

How To Pay For Services
  • You can pay for your services using our secure payment system. The cost of your session will vary if you have insurance and/or depending on the type and duration of your appointment.
     

What Type of Insurance Do You Accept?
  • Dr. Cole does not accept insurance. This means he is “out of network” for all insurance panels. If you plan to submit claims to your insurance company for reimbursement we will provide you with a “SuperBill” (receipt) for the type of services rendered. Depending on your insurance company, you may also need the following information:

  • Galen E. Cole, Ph.D., MPH, BC-LPC, ABCP
    NPI#: 1174759799
    5881 Glenridge Drive, Suite 240, Atlanta, GA 30328
    Phone: 678-629-2578
    Email: offices@galencole.com

     

How Long and How Often Does A Typical Session Last?
  • The frequency of appointments is based upon your needs and financial concerns, however, Dr. Cole recommends weekly appointments for the first four sessions in order to create momentum for change and, to build the foundation of a good therapeutic relationship.
     

Administrative Support Costs
  • In some instances, we charge administrative support costs. For example, if we are required to communicate with physicians, attorneys, medical record clerks, disability claims professionals, law enforcement, teen crisis centers, etc., we may require a retainer to cover the cost of our time. This is always the case if Dr. Cole is required to appear in court. Typically, administrative costs are billed at these rates (the cost of involvement in legal cases are described in the paragraph below):

  • 01-15 Minutes ($100)

  • 15-30 Minutes ($150)

  • 30-45 Minutes ($200)

  • 45-60 Minutes ($250)

Court-related costs are described below.

  • If you choose to become Dr. Cole’s client you will sign documents that indicate that you understand that it’s counterproductive and possibly destructive, to subpoena or, in any way compel Dr. Cole to appear in court, get involved in any legal proceeding, provide any form of documentation or assessment findings to any party outside the therapeutic setting, or render any opinion to any outside party regarding the solution being sought in therapy (This acknowledgment will not supersede informed consent, nor does it override legal licensure obligations to break confidentiality for cause on the part of the therapist). More specifically, by signing our intake paperwork you will agree to not involve or engage Dr. Cole in any legal issues or litigation in which you are a party to at any time either during your counseling or after counseling terminates.  This would include any interaction with the Court system, attorneys, Guardian ad Litems, psychological evaluators, alcohol and drug evaluators, or any other contact with the legal system.

  • In the event that you wish to have a copy of your file, and Dr. Cole executes a proper release, Dr. Cole will provide you with a copy of your records. If this request for records happens for legal purposes and/or if your records and/or Dr. Cole are requested via a subpoena, you will be responsible for his expert witness fees in the amount of $1,500.00 for one-half (1/2) day to be paid five (5) days in advance of any court appearance or deposition (charged against the credit card we have on file with Dr. Cole’s Office — CCS Psychotherapy, Inc.).  Any additional time Dr. Cole spends over one-half (1/2) day would be billed at the rate of $375.00 per hour including travel time. All-time spent by Dr. Cole reviewing, consulting, or preparing for said appearance is billable at the maximum rate stated under these guidelines.

  • If you need to contact us, please email our Office Manager, Priscilla J. Wolfe, at offices@galencole.com. Priscilla constantly monitors her email and will get back to you soon after you send your message.
     

How Can I Contact Dr. Cole Directly?
  • Because Dr. Cole is in private, solo practice, he is not set up to handle emergencies on a 24/7 basis. Therefore, if you are experiencing an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255,  go to your nearest hospital, or call 911.

  • A summary of our contact information is as follows:
    Email: offices@galencole.com

  • Phone: 678-629-2578
    Mailing Address: 5881 Glenridge Drive, Suite 240, Atlanta, GA 30328