Step #1 – Select a Service

We provide four main therapy service options for children, teens, adults, couples and families from Ferndale, MI, and surrounding Metro-Detroit communities.
Individual Therapy - Picture of a Happy Woman Standing Outside

Individual Therapy

Explore and create better outcomes with the help of one-on-one therapy.

Couples Therapy - Picture of a Happy Couple on Couch

Couples Therapy

Learn strategies to repair, improve, and enjoy long-term relationships.

Family Therapy - Picture of a Father Hugging His Son

Family Therapy

Learn to reduce conflict and restore family harmony in your home.

Group Therapy - Picture of a Happy Group of People in Group Therapy

Group Therapy

Benefit from the support of other people with similar experiences.

Step #2 – Make an Appointment

To get started with Start My Wellness, schedule an appointment online or call 248-514-4955. During the scheduling process, we will ask questions to match you with the therapist who will best meet your needs including service type, emotional symptoms and availability.

Call (248) 514-4955


Step #3 – Review, Sign & Send

REVIEW: Please click on each of the following and print or review online.

Treatment Consent
Privacy Practices

SIGN: Download, fill out, and sign the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session or scan and email them to [email protected].

Signature Page

Authorization For Billing

SEND: Copy and scan both sides of your insurance card and email it to [email protected].
Email Insurance Card

Step #4 – Meet Your Therapist

During your first therapy session, you’ll meet with your therapist who’ll recommend a course of care including the number and frequency of appointments. They will also answer any questions you may have about therapy, including payment options.

Step #5 – Sign Up for Bill Pay

The costs of therapy depend on many factors, including your insurance and financial situation. Our fee for 45-min sessions is $150. We require all new patients to sign up for our secure bill payment system.

We’ve included information about how to pay for services below. If you have any additional questions about cost, please contact us.


You can pay Start My Wellness for services directly via our secure online payment system. We accept most credit card payments including Visa, Mastercard, Discover & American Express. 

If you would like to pay with check or cash, please let your therapist know.

Cancellation Fee
Start My Wellness will issue a $130 cancelation fee unless 24 hours advance cancelation notice is provided.

We accept most major insurance plans and are in-network with BCBS, HAP, McLaren and Aetna. Before your first session, we recommend that you check with your insurance provider about coverage for behavioral health services.

Out-of-Network Coverage

If your health insurance is not through BCBS, HAP, McLaren or Aetna your sessions are considered “out-of-network” and you are responsible for full payment. Depending on your insurance, we can either submit a claim on your behalf or provide you with the necessary documentation so you can utilize your out-of-network insurance benefits. We encourage you to contact your health insurance provider and learn more about your out-of-network benefits for behavioral health.


Our fees are eligible for reimbursement by most Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs), Health Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) or Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs).