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Rates & Insurance


Rates vary with the type of programming you enroll in. We honor the rates paid by Dane County for comparable services for any person who has been served by us via our contract with DCHS at any time in their life (even as adults). We also can share a sliding scale upon request and will do our best to accommodate special needs with regards to funding of services.
Sessions are charged per the following base-level fee structure:
  • Psychotherapy / Family or Couples Therapy - facilitated by Nikki Cohen-Wichner, LMFT
    • based on credential as a licensed mental health provider
      • On-farm sessions: $150 per hour
      • In-Home/Community sessions: $150/hour + $100 round trip transportation
      • DCHS Rate: depends on classification level of service
  • Group Psychotherapy Sessions - facilitated by Nikki Cohen-Wichner, LMFT
    • based on credential as a licensed mental health provider
      • $50 per hour per person 
      • Some groups have a discount for pre-payment of full cycle of groups
      • DCHS Rate: $35/hour
  • Skill Development Groups - facilitated by Bob & / OR Nikki Cohen-Wichner
    • based on credential as licensed professional educators
      • $50 per hour
      • Some groups have a discount for pre-payment of full cycle of groups
      • Most groups have a "pre-set" fee structure that reflects pre-payment discount and unique needs of youth anticipated to enroll in that group; refer to each group webpage for specifics
      • ​​​​​​​DCHS Rate: $35/hour
  • Therapeutic Horsemanship - facilitated by Bob or Nikki
    • based on credential as nationally certified therapeutic horsemanship instructors
      • ​​​​​​​$100 per hour if private session (individual/couple/family)
      • $75 per hour if small group session (2-3 people in group)
      • $50 per hour if mid-size group session (4-8 people in group)
      • DCHS Rate: $70/hour
  • HOPE Day Support Services
    • $ 150 per day (only at this rate: includes 1 hour of time doing horse-assisted activities - groundwork only; riding requires an additional hour paid at Therapeutic Horsemanship rate)
    • DCHS Rate: $70.50 per day (requires approval of 1 hour Therapeutic Horsemanship for every 3 hours youth is scheduled to be at farm)

Session length depends on individual needs and ranges from a single hour consultation to an immersion weekend which includes multiple sessions for those travelling from out of town.

Bob and Nikki believe the services they offer should be available to people from all walks of life so a sliding scale is available to clients who pay out of pocket. If this scale is still not affordable please speak with Nikki so she can help you explore options.


Nikki accepts Medical Assistance and Bob & Nikki are both network providers for Community Partnerships and Dane County Human Services.
Nikki is not currently an eligible provider for local HMO plans, but can often be covered if you have a plan that allows you to see out of network providers. Due to the specialized nature of services you may be able to attain a single case agreement.
Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • Am I required to see an in-network provider?

Payment by cash or check is due at each session unless you purchase a multi-session package. We have considered accepting credit and debit cards but would need to raise rates to cover the cost. This policy helps us provide services on a sliding scale that's more affordable.

Cancellation Policy
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay 50% of usual rate for time booked. Repeat cancellations tend to carry a message that one should pay attention to so we will ask to explore possible meta-messages embedded within your choice to cancel sessions repeatedly.


Questions? Please
contact us for further information.