Fees + Policies


For individuals: $160 per 50 minute session, $220 per 75 minute session (recommended for 1st intake session)

For couples & families: $180 per 50 minute session, $240 per 75 minute session (recommended for 1st intake session)

Premarital counseling: $180 per 50 minute session, $1300 for 8-hour package (over 12% off – see details)

Phone therapy: free for first 10 minutes, then my regular fees apply (calls are rounded up to the 1/2 hour)

Video teletherapy: I offer online therapy through a secure video conferencing program that adheres to HIPAA regulations.  This is suitable for clients in Texas that have limitations in travel or mobility.  Please contact me for more details.

Sliding Scale

I am committed to serving people at various income levels.  My sliding-scale openings are currently full.  If my fees deter you from receiving care, I encourage you to consider these quality low-cost mental health services in Austin.

Methods of Payment

I accept cash, check, or major debit/ credit cards, and HSA (health savings account) cards.

Premarital counseling packages must be paid in-full for discount to apply.  All fees paid are non-refundable.

Please make checks out to: Melody Li.  Thank you.  If a personal check is returned for insufficient funds, the client will be charged a $25 fee.

Insurance/ Private Payment

Private payment provides you with the benefits of confidentiality, which I value highly.  As an out-of-network provider, I do not bill insurance companies directly but I am happy to provide you with monthly receipts that you can submit for reimbursement.

Please ask your insurance company about their out-of-network benefits towards mental health counseling.  It may also be important to ask about your deductible.

Cancellation & No-Shows

Cancellations must be made by phone or email at least 48 hours before your appointment.  Otherwise, the client will be charged the full session fee. 

Clients are responsible to pay the balance before they can schedule their next appointment.

Reoccurring Appointments

Reoccurring appointments are reserved for clients that are able to attend sessions consistently.  Clients will lose their reoccurring spot if they accrue 2 no-shows or late cancellations.



Please contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if I’m a good fit for you.  I’ll gladly answer all your questions.

Current clients are welcomed to schedule online Book Online