Ep 41: What should I charge for trauma-informed therapy?

Today, we’re talking money.

And, believe me, I know that this is a hard thing for many therapists to talk about. I’ve had to work through my own stuff with this, coached many consultees, and now, I'm here to offer you some insight on the frameworks that we traditionally use to determine our rates and what we can try to do instead.

Listen as I dive into the notion that the information we’re using to generate our rates is, in most cases, distorted and riddled in generational trauma passed down by therapists before us. The unfortunate truth is that the data we’re using to keep our heads above water is dangerously devaluing the work that we do.

We are highly-trained, trauma-informed, brain-based therapists whose value goes far beyond what insurance and directory companies are telling us. I want all of us to make informed decisions when it comes to our rates because, as we're starting to learn, no one else is going to do it for us.

Understand how to define your therapy rates in a way that reflects the transformations you facilitate. And leave the frameworks of the past behind you.


Looking to learn more about designing your rates? We're on a mission to help clinicians see the value in their transformative services and we want you there!

The Consultation Program offers practice design coaching along side clinical consultation to help clinicians understand that they're highly-trained specialists who deserve rates that reflect their services.

Apply today to embark on an eight month journey in the only comprehensive consultation program out there.

I promise you, there's nothing like it.


Zero Disturbance offers comprehensive resources for therapists on EMDR-informed clinical reasoning, intensive design, passive income systems, & teaching excellence. 

  • Ready to get started in the Zero Disturbance community? Access our favorite free resources in The Zero Disturbance Welcome Bundle, full of free videos and downloads to help you develop your clinical reasoning skills, as well as ways to feel like an intentional designer of high-value offerings like intensives and passive income. Use these free resources to make the seemingly impossible feel absolutely accessible!
  • Ready to set up intensive therapy options in your practice? It's time to get you out of back-to-back, 50 minute sessions and experience real financial freedom. We supported hundreds of therapists make this successful transition, and are excited to help you, too! Design an intensive model that works best for you with The Intensive Design Kit
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With a Masters in Education from Vanderbilt, Kambria has been creating trainings and teaching adult learners for 20 years. As Director of Education and Quality Improvement at Stanford Medical School, her job was to decomplicate and consolidate complex systems and topics, thereby giving medical trainees successful learning experiences. Now, as a busy mom of fraternal twins, dedicated business owner of Zero Disturbance, and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Kambria knows what it means to do things efficiently, effectively, and in a learner-centered way. 


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