In response to a continuing need for mental health services and increasing difficulty in finding affordable insurance coverage, Lassiter and Associates has created a sliding scale program for patients who have no insurance or high deductibles which may prohibit them from seeking assistance. The Low-Cost Alternative program is being offered based on therapist availability at Lassiter and Associates’ Virginia Beach and Suffolk locations.

The program covers individual therapy with fees ranging from $25-$50 per session based on income. Services cover children through the elderly for a wide range of treatment concerns such as marriage and family, alcohol and substance abuse, geriatric adjustments, and early child behaviors. The sliding scale program will also cover group therapy, including the Women’s Issues Group in the Suffolk office and Women’s Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse, and Anger Management in both offices. Anticipated patients will include those without insurance because the deductibles have made it impossible to pay or for those who have no coverage. Military personnel and their families may also seek the low-cost alternative due to high deductibles or a desire for confidentiality.

“Given today’s uncertain insurance climate, we strongly feel that insurance companies should not determine who needs mental health care and what their treatment plan should look like,” said James F. Lassiter, Ph. D., ABPP, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Lassiter & Associates. “Money shouldn’t stop a person from living the best quality life they can and receiving the mental health support that could assure it.”

To learn more, call 757-228-5635 during office hours, between 9:00 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays or Saturdays 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

About Lassiter and Associates

Lassiter and Associates Psychological Services has been providing quality mental health care to the Hampton Roads community since 2005. With 24 hours a day, 7 days a week accessibility, Lassiter and Associates serves patients in two offices: 4560 South Blvd., Suite 300, in Virginia Beach and 114 North Main Street, Suite 102, in Suffolk. The practice offers an array of therapeutic interventions tailored to each client’s needs and specializes in family therapy, individual psychological and neuropsychological evaluations and therapies, trauma, crisis intervention for domestic violence and abuse, psycho-educational parenting, substance abuse assessment and treatment, and specific mental health specialty programs for ADHD and children with autism. For more information, please visit the website: