Please read the following information to help you discern if I might be an acceptable guide in this significant investment of emotional and financial resources.
The majority of my patients pay psychotherapy fees privately. As a service to educators, I maintain in-network status with Educator's Mutual (EMI). Subscribers are responsible to confirm coverage and benefits directly. If you are insured with another company and would like to attempt out-of-network reimbursement, you may request a superbill to submit to your insurance company. Some patients will receive a portion of psychotherapy fees reimbursed to them from their insurance companies. Many patients will not receive any reimbursement. Being reimbursed for my full fee is extremely rare.
Millions of people have seen therapists and used their insurance to pay for services. You should also be aware that if you choose to use your insurance, I am required to submit a diagnosis to your insurance company, and, should they request it, I am contractually obligated to submit your complete record. The vast majority have noticed no change in their personal insurability, or health insurance premiums, as a result. However, you should be aware that such an occurrence is possible.
Sliding Scale and Pro Bono Availability
Facilitating treatment to underserved populations is an important facet of my professional values system. As such, I offer sliding scale and pro bono appointments. I prioritize current patients who have experienced catastrophic changes to their financial stability, and under- or uninsured individuals who are BIPOC, individuals leaving abusive situations in enclosed fundamentalist Mormon communities, as well as gender diverse individuals.
On gender diverse individuals. I am a member of, and work toward certification from, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
On individuals leaving abusive situations in enclosed fundamentalist Mormon communities. As a gentile, I have worked to become culturally sensitive and knowledgable about the broad variability of experiences of people living in plural marriage.
Please understand that my sliding scale and pro bono appointments are usually full, but do not hesitate to reach out if you would like to apply.
Self-Pay Fee Schedule Updated September 3, 2020
About Mary Fisher, CMHC, CST
Mary Fisher has been practicing psychotherapy since 2006. She earned her master's degree in counseling at Gonzaga University in 2005. She worked for six years in the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah, deepening her education at the Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy Clinic at The Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute with treatment-refractory patients, The University of Utah Counseling Center with students and faculty, and The Children's Center, where she focused on the treatment of very young children and parent-child pairs. Since then, she has continued to focus her work on the treatment of people with personality disorders and treatment-refractory depression, anxiety, and anger using Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy.
Mary is a certified sex therapist through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
Mary maintains the distinction of being one of the only certified reliable coders of the Adult Attachment Interview in Utah; she was certified by Dr. Mary Main and Dr. Eric Hesse in 2009, and updated her training in 2019.
Mary's research includes collaborative efforts with Dr. Adam Fisher of the Family Institute at Northwestern University on correlates of quality of life and relationship satisfaction among consensually non-monogamous people, with Dr. Paul Florsheim at the University of Utah on the help-seeking behaviors of homeless adolescents, with Dr. Lisa Bennett of Gonzaga University on hardiness and depression, and with Valerie Minchala and Dr. Lisa Bennett on domestic violence in same-sex relationships.
Mary currently develops instructional experiences for therapists who would like to become more competent in having sexual health conversations with their patients, among other topics.
To download her curriculum vitae, current as of September 2020, click here.
Mary is quoted in Lifehacker about depression and "the impossible task."
Mary is interviewed by FamilyShare on why spouses change after marriage.
Mary is quoted in Stylecaster about being a less controlling partner.
Mary is quoted in Lifehacker about mental health after the 2016 election.
Mary is quoted in Bustle about jealousy.