You can reach John Dotson at 404.271.3030
or call the alternative appointment line at 678.290.6540
John’s office hours are 8:45 to 5:30 (last session starting at 4:45) Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 8:00 am to 12:30 on Saturday.
John’s session fee is 210.00 per 45 minute session. Psychological testing is 150.00 per assessment.
All initial sessions are double sessions (90 minutes total) to allow the therapist sufficient time to gather necessary information for diagnostic and treatment planning purposes.
Sessions typically last 45 – 50 minutes and are usually conducted once per week.
Depending upon the needs of the client, some issues require multiple back-to-back sessions and/or more frequent sessions. The frequency and duration of sessions will always be discussed as therapy proceeds.
If John has not emailed you forms prior to the first session please plan on arriving to the office 15 minutes prior to your first session to read the informed consent and complete necessary paperwork. Each adult involved in counseling must complete all paperwork prior to the first appointment.
Professional Counseling Associates is a fee-for-service provider and does not accept insurance.
Most insurance plans, though, pay “out-of-network” benefits that reimburse patients for a portion, if not all, of the therapist’s fees. Some plans even include a “preferred provider” benefit meaning you are free to utilize the health provider of your choice.
This information is available by calling the mental-health-benefits phone number on the back of your insurance card. Some plans require pre-authorization prior to the appointment.
PCA provides a receipt containing the necessary diagnostic and medical procedural code for each session that you file with your insurance company to receive allowable reimbursement. Counseling with PCA may qualify for payment through a Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account using pre-tax income.
Because PCA does not receive charitable donations or external funding, we are generally unable to offer reduced rates. In some situations your therapist may be able to offer you a reduced rate. However, such offerings are limited and done on a case-by-case basis according to the discretion and circumstances of each individual therapist.
As with any medical practice, payment is due at the time of service. Cash, checks, Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted.