You have choices about seeking who you want to be treated by. Clinicians in private practice tend to have higher rates than clinics or agencies, who tend to employ interns who are still in training. Also, therapists have different levels of education and training. Those with advanced degrees such as a doctorate have expertise that generally warrants higher fees. Most people will pay for a service that gives them value. Therapy is an investment in the quality of your life and overall well-being. Having peace of mind that the professional you are being treated by has no disciplinary action is important.
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