Betty has been undergoing therapy for alcohol abuse and drug dependence. She informs the therapist that she would like to barter her services for treatment. Incidentally, she is in a beauty-enhancement career and runs a small salon at home. She offers the therapist a free package, including a massage, a haircut, and a facial.
If you were the counselor, would you accept these services as payment? If so, how would you accept?
If this is an acceptable form of payment, how might you ensure that it is ethically sound and that no power differential exists between you and the client?