Frequently Asked Questions

Programming Questions

What is The Healing Center?

The Healing Center is a grief support community that offers support groups for those that have lost a loved one. We provide a space for grieving people to meet with others who have experienced loss. The Healing Center offers grief support groups that meet twice a month. We place you into a specific group based on your age or relationship to the person you lost. We also offer occasional social events for clients.

How do I start attending group at The Healing Center?

We require an initial intake in order to attend group. Intakes typically take 45 minutes and take place at our office. The intake is an opportunity for learn more about you and your story, as well as for you to learn more about the center. To schedule an intake, fill out our online intake form or call the office at 206-523-1206

How much does attending groups at The Healing Center cost?

We have a few payment options available, please see the group rate section below for more information. We offer new group members two groups free of charge as a chance to see if our support groups are the right fit. After your two free groups, a representative from The Healing Center will reach out to discuss your payment options.

Do you offer individual or family counseling?

We currently do not offer individual counseling. Our counselors are available for occasional check-ins with our current group members.

Group Rate Questions

How much does group cost?

Monthly Rate: $60 per month
Drop In Rate: $40 per session
Reduced rates and scholarships available, we do not turn anyone away for inability to pay.

I can’t afford to pay for group, can I sill come?

The Healing Center will always welcome anyone, regardless of your ability to pay.  If you are not able to afford to pay for group, we are able to offer a reduced rate or scholarship. See the reduced rate/scholarship section below for more information.

What is the difference between monthly subscription and drop-in rate?

A monthly subscription is a flat rate that would automatically be charged to your credit card every month. This allows you and any member of your household to attend as many sessions of your group(s) a month as you like for one flat rate.

The Drop-in cost is a one-time payment, each time you attend your group, that would be processed after a group is attended.  You will receive an email with directions on how to pay for your session after each group you attend.  You only pay this rate if you do not have a monthly subscription.

Do you have a student rate?

We don’t currently offer a student rate. However, we know young adults and students are just starting out and we won’t turn anyone away if they cannot afford the group rate. We have many young adults on reduced rate or scholarship.

Do I have to pay for a separate subscription for each of my family members?

No. One subscription will cover all the group sessions for you and all members of your household. For example, if you and your children all attend several different groups, a monthly subscription at $60 would cover the cost of everyone’s sessions, as long as you live in the same household.

Reduced Rate/Scholarship Questions

How do I apply for a reduced rate or scholarship?

If you are new to The Healing Center, a representative will contact you after your two free groups to set up a plan. Simply let them know what rate you are comforatable paying or if you would prefer to be on a scholarship.

If you are a current group member, please call our office at 206-523-1206 or email subscription@healingcenterseattle.org

What criteria do I need to meet to qualify for a reduced rate or scholarship?

None. We do not have any criteria for qualifying for a reduced rate or scholarship. Simply let us know that reduced rate or scholarship is your preferred payment plan and we will set it up for you.

Payment Questions

How do I pay for group?

You can pay for group using the secure payment form on our website, or you can pay via cash or check at our office.

If you are unsure of how to pay for group, please contact us at 206-523-1206. We are happy to assist and answer questions.

What insurance does The Healing Center accept?

At this time, The Healing Center is not able to bill or accept any insurance plan.

How to I change my payment plan?

If you end up attending more groups and want to go monthly or you have been monthly and need to switch to a drop-in, please submit any changes to your payment plan to subscription@healingcenterseattle.org

What if I want to pause or cancel subscription?

Please contact the office by calling (206) 523-1206 or email subscription@healingcenterseattle.org

Who do I contact if I have questions about my payment?

Please contact the office by calling (206) 523-1206 or email subscription@healingcenterseattle.org

Can I use my flexible spending or health savings account to pay for group?

You may be able to use these accounts to pay for your group, however, this will depend on the terms of your flexible spending or health savings account and you need to check with your provider.

Is my payment considered a donation? Is it tax deductible?

The monthly subscription or drop-in is not considered a donation and is not tax deductible.

Can I add a donation on top of my monthly payment or drop in rate?

Absolutely! Any amount paid that is over the standard rate for drop in payments or monthly subscriptions will be considered a donation.