Getting Started

with  counseling in Charlotte NC

You're one step closer to feeling like yourself again!

Session & Fee Details

Deciding to start the counseling process is an investment in your mental wellness. When considering the cost of our fees be sure to keep in mind the cost that your mental wellness has on your overall life and ability to function. Our goal is to help you be well.

Session Rates:

Venus Kennedy, LCMHC- 60 minutes $160 (accepts BCBS, United) -CURRENTLY FULL

Shawna Lauer, LMFT- 60 minutes $140 (accepts out of network benefits) Immediate openings BOOK ONLINE now. 

Private pay and out of network- You will pay session fee on day of service and we can provide a superbill for you to apply for reimbursement from your insurance provider.

We currently do not accept Blue Value or Blue Local, please inquire about our Out Of Network (See below) option.

The benefits to private pay: 

  • You are in control of how many sessions you will receive, not the insurance company. 

  • Most insurance companies require for you to have a diagnosis. With private pay, you will not have a diagnosis on file. 

  • Insurance companies can dictate what kind of therapy you get. You should be in control of what kind of help you receive.

If you wish to use your insurance benefits, your insurance company may be able to reimburse you with out-of-network benefits. The way this works is that we can provide you with an invoice that is called a "superbill" that you may present to your insurance carrier as an out-of-network provider. Out-of-network benefits typically covers about 40%-100% of the cost you pay, but this is based on your insurance plan. It is your responsibility to discuss with your insurance company how much will be reimbursed.

Cancellation Policy

Late Cancel and No-Show Fees

  • If you are unable to attend your appointment, We require a 24 hour notice, and confirmation that we have received that notice.

  • We charge the full rate fee for no-show and late cancel appointments without emergency.

  • We do waive this fee in case of an emergency. Which I define as an event or situation that was unavoidable or unexpected. We do require a credit card, that is not an HSA or FSA to be on file in the event that there is a no-show or late cancel. 

  • If you cannot physically be present in my office, and have an appointment, but you are available, we may have an online or phone therapy session



At the beginning of treatment, sessions are typically held weekly. As progress is made, sessions may be bi-weekly or even monthly, until we end treatment. This is discussed together as a team

Whatever you’re struggling with, I’m here to help you achieve your goals. Contact me to find out more.

Venus Kennedy, LPC

Kennedy Counseling & Consulting

(704) 313-3088

322 Lamar Ave #204, Charlotte, NC 28204



Monday 8:30AM-5:30PM

Tuesday 8:30AM-5:30PM 

Wednesday 8:30AM-5:30PM

Thursday 8:30AM-5:30PM 

Friday 8:30AM-5:30PM 

Saturday 9AM-12PM

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