SESSIONS & FEES

My fee is $185 for a 60-minute session and $230 for an 75-minute session. I have a select amount of sliding scale slots and if finances are an issue for you we can discuss this option. I find weekly therapy is most effective and only offer every other week appointments after we have an established relationship, progress has been made and we both feel it is in your best interest. Appointments are usually scheduled at the same time each week.

24-HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY

In order to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please notify me at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment. You are responsible for the full payment of the missed session without the required notice.

INSURANCE

I do not accept insurance directly, however I can provide a form that you can submit for reimbursement. Some clients report significant reimbursement, others use an HSA, and others are not covered.

To determine if you have mental health coverage, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:

  • What are my mental health benefits?

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?

  • How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

ACCESIBILITY

You can contact me by phone or email. Please use texts for scheduling purposes only. I cannot ensure the confidentiality of email so please be general in your communication to safeguard your privacy. If you’d like to share detailed information you can leave a confidential voicemail on my phone.

CONFIDENTIALITY

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.

However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

If we see each other accidentally outside of the therapy office, I will not acknowledge you first. Your right to privacy and confidentiality is of the utmost importance to me, and I do not wish to jeopardize your privacy. However, if you acknowledge me first, I will be more than happy to speak briefly with you, however it is not appropriate for us to engage in any lengthy discussions in public or outside of the therapy office.

TERMINATION

Ending relationships can be difficult. Therefore, it is important to have a termination process in order to achieve closure. The appropriate length of the termination depends on the length and intensity of the treatment. I may terminate treatment after appropriate discussion with you if I determine that the psychotherapy is not being effectively used or if you are in default on payment. I will not terminate the therapeutic relationship without first discussing and exploring the reasons and purpose of terminating. If therapy is terminated for any reason or you request another therapist, I will provide you with a list of qualified psychotherapists to treat you. You may also choose someone on your own or from another referral source.

Should you fail to schedule an appointment for three consecutive weeks, unless other arrangements have been made in advance, I will consider the professional relationship discontinued.