Having a High Therapy Fee Means You’re a Capitalist

Jackie Schuld
4 min readAug 8, 2022

I’m a self-pay therapist who charges $300/80 min. My fee is considered high where I live — it is above the average rate for therapists in Tucson, AZ. My fee equates to $200/50 min and the average here is roughly $100–125/50 min.

I’ve heard individuals assert that high fee therapists are just capitalists.

While I could break down what “capitalist” means, I’d rather focus on what people mean when they use it as a negative descriptor of others.

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Jackie Schuld

I'm an autistic/ADHDer and Expressive Arts Therapist who specializes in late-identified autism/ADHD. I write about psychology and share my art here on Medium