Counseling Expenses

Counseling for Victims


For crimes occurring on or after July 1, 2004, there are no fee schedule limitations. The maximum compensable amount for the victim's counseling is $3,000. This limit may be waived by the Board in extenuating circumstances. Although the Board no longer has a fee schedule for counseling, victims are advised to seek treatment from a licensed mental health professional.

For crimes occurring before July 1, 2004, there was a fee schedule as follows
  • Masters in Social Work (MSW), $35 (only if MSW works in licensed facility under supervision of a qualified mental health professional)
  • Psychiatrist (M.D.), $110
  • Psychologist (Ph. D.), $100
  • Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, or Marital and Family Therapists (ACSW, LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT), $60
A session is presumably the standard 45 minutes.

Grief Counseling


For crimes occurring on or after July 1, 2005, crisis counseling that is initiated within 3 years of the crime is compensable, up to $3,000 for each family member of a homicide victim, provided the counselor is a qualified mental health care provider. Medical and pharmaceutical treatment for a family member of a homicide victim is not compensable. For crimes occurring between July 1, 2000 and June 30, 2005, there is a $500 per family member counseling limit, not to exceed $3,000 per family of a homicide victim; counseling must have been initiated within two years of the incident. For crimes occurring between July 1, 1999 and June 30, 2000, there is a $500 per person and $1,000 per family limit; counseling must have been initiated within 120 days.