May 24, 2017
Open Path is highlighted in this Allure Magazine piece about coping with traumatic news and how to find affordable, quality psychotherapy.
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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.