To help us explore if working together is a good fit for your counseling, I offer a free 30 minute consultation, either by phone or in my office. This in-person contact will give you a chance to ask any questions you have to find if I am suited to help your needs.
If you are unable to make an appointment, I ask that you provide at least 24 hours notice, or you will be charged the full fee for a session. I make exceptions to this for sudden physical illness or an unanticipated circumstance that could reasonably be considered an emergency.
Individual counseling session (50 minutes, unless we have pre-arranged otherwise): $120. I offer a limited number of sliding scale spots, and am happy to discuss and adjust rates as reasonable.
I am considered an out-of-network provider with most major insurance carriers. For those who wish to receive reimbursement from their providers, I can provide you with the proper paperwork/receipt of service for you to bill your insurance company. It is a good idea to check with your provider about out-of-network outpatient mental/behavioral health coverage before we begin working together.
I accept payment via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover,) personal check, or cash.
All information you share with me is confidential and will not be shared with any other person or agency except under the following circumstances:
- There is a medical or psychiatric emergency.
- You sign a release of information form specifying the information to be disclosed, as well as the person(s) to whom this information can be released.
- I have reason to believe that you may be in danger of harming yourself or others or cannot meet your basic needs.
- I have reason to believe that a child, elderly person, or developmentally disabled person is being abused in any way.
- Parents or legal guardians of non-emancipated minors have the right to access client records.
- You are involved in a lawsuit or legal situation and the court subpoenas your records.
- Insurance providers and other third-party payers request information regarding services to clients. Information that may be requested includes type of services, dates/times of services, diagnosis, treatment plan, and description of impairment, progress of therapy, case notes, and summaries.
- During supervisory consultation.
I obtain regular clinical supervision, to help ensure that I provide you with the highest quality of work. During supervisory consultation, I make every effort to disclose as little information as possible to protect your confidentiality.
Additionally, I engage in regular consultation with other clinicians. These discussions are done under strictly professional and confidential circumstances, and I make every effort to hide the identity of clients to protect privacy.
If we use art therapy in your sessions, you may be asked to sign an additional release regarding your artwork. This release is a document giving permission to share artwork during my clinical supervision and in consultation with colleagues. As with all of our work together, artwork will be presented in a way that will protect your identity.