October 25, 2012. Making Therapy Affordable: The Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
We know that mental health care is expensive. For most it’s more expensive than they can afford. I didn’t begin to fully experience the disparity of wealth in our country until I set out to build my private psychotherapy practice six years ago.
I launched my practice with some naïveté: I wanted to help as many people as possible. I took on clients at a low fee. But gradually reality dawned: I couldn’t afford to take on too many low-fee clients. I just wasn’t going to be able to provide for my family if I did.
May 11, 2013. Starting Local, Thinking National
As a private psychotherapist, Paul Fugelsang understands the struggle between saying “yes” to middle-class clients who can't afford his services and “no” to people in need.
August 4, 2014. Affordable, Quality Psychotherapy in America: Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
It’s been about a year and a half since I first introduced my idea for making mental health care more affordable for more people. I blogged about it right here on HuffPost, explaining I wanted to build a Web-based community of thoroughly-screened mental health professionals willing to take on a handful of new clients at between $30 and $50 a session.
Practice of the Practice
August 26, 2015. PODCAST 101 | SLIDING FEE SCALES AND BRAIN EVOLUTION AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL FUGELSANG
Paul Fugelsang is the founder of OpenPathCollective.org. Open Path is a collective of therapists who have generously agreed to provide in-office treatment for $30 to $50 a session. I met Paul Fugelsang when he reached out to me to get coffee. He was vacationing in northern Michigan, I was blown away how much overlap we have in interests!!!
Selling the Couch
May 19, 2016. Session 75: Introducing a Sliding Scale Platform
Welcome! Today’s guest is a therapist in private practice in Asheville, NC. Paul Fuglesang is the founder of Open Path Collective, which connects clinicians and individuals seeking therapists with sliding scale fees. This is a wonderful new platform to help people, and Paul is here to tell us all that we need to know about sliding scale fees. Join us!
August 29, 2016. Giving Back - Interview with Paul Fugelsang of Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
This is an interview for anyone in private practice. W Sliding scale fees are common in practice but what Open Path is doing for access in the private practice sector - well you have to listen to hear about how good it is!