Low-Fee Consultation Program

Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute (CPI) is offering a low-fee consultation program designed for psychotherapists who are seeing patients/clients in a variety of settings. Applicants should be either independently licensed or actively working towards licensure. (These sessions cannot be used to obtain supervised hours for licensure.) We are offering consultation with Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute faculty clinicians up to once per week for one calendar year, at times to be arranged between the faculty member and the consultee.

In today’s mental health environment, psychodynamic approaches receive less attention and may seem impractical. However, it is our belief that no matter what the patient’s circumstances, a deeper understanding of human psychology is extremely helpful in listening to and understanding the patient, in being able to manage one’s own feelings about the patient, and in making appropriate interventions. While we are not prescribing psychoanalytic psychotherapy as the correct approach for all patients, we are hoping that an opportunity to look at patients from a deeper perspective will become a part of each therapist’s repertory. 

The consultant is reimbursed at a rate of $100 per hour. The minimum amount to be paid by the consultee is $25 per session. Below are recommended guidelines for the amounts to be paid by the consultee:

  • For persons whose annual household income is $60K, or lower:   $25/session
  • For persons whose annual household income is between $60 and $80K:   $40/session
  • For persons whose annual household income is above $80K:   $60/session

These are only guidelines, and we recognize that there are extenuating circumstances. The fee will be determined through a brief conversation between the applicant and one of the persons administering this program, with the goal of making the consultation affordable. 

A one year extension of this low-fee consultation grant may be available on a case by case basis. The maximum time that a consultee may receive this grant is 2 years. The low-fee consultation program is not available to persons who are receiving or have previously received consultation at a discounted rate through this program, through one of our psychotherapy training programs, or through the analytic training program.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this program, please fill out the accompanying application form.

Low-Fee Consultation Application
Printable Low-Fee Consultation Program 
For further information, contact 
Mary Kroeger Vuyk
Administrative Director
(513) 961-8886 ext 2
[email protected]