Information and Advice

Why Do We Charge A Membership Fee?

Open Path is a nonprofit organization in partnership with The Foundation For Excellence in Mental Health Care. Our office is located in Asheville, North Carolina.

We use the funds we receive from your one-time membership fee to maintain our website, pursue grants and other avenues of funding, and recruit new therapists nationwide. Mental health therapists in private practice can charge upward of $150 per session. Open Path is a collective of mental health clinicians practicing privately who want to offer a lower rate to middle income individuals and couples who need the help but can’t quite afford it. We’ll never ask your financial records because we trust that if you’re seeking our services, it’s because you can afford to pay between $30 and $50–and because you can’t afford to pay more.

Because the fee is so low, after just one session, you’ve earned your investment back.

How Do I Pay the Fee?

Two ways:

1. With your credit or debit card. After you submit the client registration you will be prompted to pay the fee.

2. By check. If you would like to pay by check, you can mail it to:

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
22 South Pack Square #1000
Asheville, NC 28801

 After the check is in the mail, please send us an email at info@openpathcollective.org to let us know. Once we receive the check we’ll send you your member ID number so you can make your first appointment with your new therapist right away.

Is This Really Worth It?

We think so. Obviously we have a deep appreciation for psychotherapy and how transformative it can be in all of our lives. We don’t want cost to be a barrier in receiving the care that you want. We all know that therapy can be extremely expensive, even if one has insurance. The generosity of Open Path’s therapists makes it possible to see a psychotherapist that can help you for an extremely affordable rate.

Do you have questions? Feel free to write us here or call us at: 1-888-332-2144.

Sincerely,
Paul Fugelsang
Psychotherapist and Founder of Open Path
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