Policies, Fees and Getting Started
Privacy and Confidentiality
The law protects the relationship between a client and psychotherapist/analyst. Any information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
The exceptions of the laws include:
-If a client intends to harm him/herself, I will make every effort to ensure their safety. If they are unable to cooperate, I will have to take further measures without their permission that are provided to my by law in order to ensure their safety.
-Suspected child abuse, domestic violence or elder abuse. I am bound by law to report this to the appropriate authorities.
Fees and Insurance
-My fee ranges and I prefer to discuss them when we meet in person. When I see individuals in psychoanalysis or psychotherapy, the session is 45 minutes. When I see a couple, the session may be anywhere from 60 minutes up to 75 minutes or 90 minutes. After meeting with an individual or couple we discuss your situation and I will assess what is needed.
I participate in out of network insurance only. Your health insurance carrier may cover your psychotherapy services in full or part. I would suggest that you check your coverage and ask the following:
– Do you have mental health benefits? If so, do you have in-network or out-of network benefits?
– If so, is there a deductible and has it been met by other medical services other than mental health?
– How many sessions per year does your health insurance cover?
– What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
– Do you need approval from your primary physician?
I accept cash, check or credit card. If you choose to pay by credit card there is a small fee that comes with that feature. I will bill you on a monthly basis.
Once you call to make an appointment with me I prefer to schedule two sessions to get a sense of what you may need and make recommendations after the second session. If we decide to work together, we will establish a mutually agreed upon schedule. The frequency of the sessions varies on the type of treatment you are receiving.
You are responsible for your scheduled therapy appointments. If you are unable to come to your session, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. There are exceptions to the rule which will be discussed in person.