We accept most types of insurance, including both commercial plans (e.g., Aetna, Anthem, CoreSource, Medical Mutual, Optum, UnitedHealthcare) and public plans (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare). 

Out-of-pocket cost for individual counseling is determined by insurance eligibility and benefits. Typically this cost is the same as for a visit to see one's family doctor or pediatrician, and averages $17.50 per client (e.g., $35 if two children seen for 30-minutes each during a 60-minute appointment).


An exact cost may be determined by calling the number on the back of the insurance card and asking for the cost of an...

- "outpatient mental health office visit"

- "for a 30, 45, or 60-minute individual counseling session (procedure codes 90832, 90834, or 90837, respectively)"

- "with provider Patricia Mares (NPI 1326450552) or Alvin Mares (NPI 1962817627), at Mares Cares Counseling, in Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601"

Payment is due at the time of service. Credit or debit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa) is the preferred form of payment, with cash and check also accepted. Alternatively, special payment arrangements may be made as-needed.

For those without insurance, having a higher deductible insurance plan, or seeking mediation or other non-billable counseling or events services, our hourly "cash rate" is $100.