Ellen Gray Psychotherapy & Counseling, PLLC

Serving the North Carolina Triangle Area


*Note: Your insurance coverage may be handled by more than one company. It's important to know which company handles your mental health benefits. If I am out of network with your insurance provider, you may still be able to see me, but often at a greater cost to you than a provider in network.

Fees may be paid at each session with cash or check, or billed to an authorized credit card or HSA card on file. You may also pay in advance when you make your appointment online.  My fee is $175 per hour.  If you have insurance and would like to use it for these services, you will pay only your co-pay at the time of service, once any deductibles have been met.  I will file for the balance with your insurance company.  

Even if you have insurance coverage for mental health treatment, you have the option of seeing me as a self-pay client.  Advantages of self-pay are:  1) far less paperwork and hassle with your insurance company over claims, eligibility, uncovered services and coinsurance issues; 2) no limits on the number or type of sessions; 3) no need to assign you a mental health diagnosis that gets recorded and possibly entered into the Medical Insurance Bureau database; 4) much greater confidentiality of personal medical information.  This could affect your ability to get private insurance coverage, employment or other personal privileges in the future.  Please let me know if you would like to discuss self-pay further.


Cost per Session: $175 or insurance co-pay

Accepts Cash & Checks

Accepts Credit Cards / HSA Cards

Accepted Insurance Plans:


Beacon Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield



State Health Plan

United Healthcare / Optum


     Fee for any missed appointment will be $75, which is the average amount specified in my contract with the major insurance companies. Unless you are self-paying, this is more costly than what you usually pay per session (your co-pay) because insurance will not reimburse for missed appointments. Cancellations with greater than 24 hours notice and missed appointments due to emergencies will not be charged.

     If you want to know what your co-pay will be before your appointment, you may call your insurance company or scan the front and back of your insurance card and send it to me as an attachment with your name and birth date to billing@doctorellengray.com


  • "I have known Ellen for more than five years and met in peer supervision groups with her over that time. She is a knowledgable and thoughtful clinician who is very respectful of ..."
    Karen Stewart
    Owner, David and Karen Stewart, Psychologists
  • "Not only did they not rush my appointment, they even let me talk past my scheduled appointment time to make sure I was able to say everything I needed. One thing I appreciated a..."