Policies and Fees

It is my sincere intent to provide you with high quality professional psychological services.

Your first appointments will essentially focus on the problem or concern that motivated you to seek a consultation with a psychologist. This will include a history of the problem and an assessment of the best treatment modality suited to your need.

I am committed within my professional capacity to provide the best service to you, but successful therapy greatly depends on your commitment to treatment. Sessions are typically scheduled one to three times per week for a 45-minute “clinical hour.” This time is reserved only for you and it is important that you are punctual for our meetings. When a cancellation of scheduled sessions is unavoidable there will be no charge if 48 hours notice is given. Otherwise, there will be a full fee charged for a missed appointment.

I want you to know that the law requires that whatever is discussed within your therapy sessions is not disclosed to anyone without your written permission. Confidentiality is an essential therapist/client privilege. However, there are four exceptions to confidentiality you should be aware of:

  • when you waive your privilege of confidentiality
  • in cases of suspected child abuse, dependent adult, or elder abuse
  • when you report a crime or a harmful act to self or others
  • following a subpoena from judge

I am obligated by law in these instances to release information; file a child, dependent adult, or elder abuse report; and notify authorities if a person is a danger to her/himself and others.

Fees are due and payable at the time of services. I charge $160.00 to $200.00 per session. A sliding scale is available for patients who cannot pay the full cost. Insurance coverage varies from 100% coverage to no coverage at all and it is your responsibility to verify your insurance coverage before starting treatment. You will receive a receipt from me, which you will send to your insurance company for reimbursement. In some cases, we can bill the insurance company on your behalf.

Please ask questions, be honest, and most of all participate as best as you can in the process of therapy.

I look forward to working with you.