I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation during which time we can discuss fees. My rates are competitive and may be lower than other PhD level psychologists. If I cannot provide the services you would like at a fee that you can afford, I would be happy to refer you to colleagues who may be able to work with you.
If you have out-of-network benefits your insurance may reimburse you for psychotherapy. Each insurance plan is different and I encourage you to review your plan's coverage, but many will reimburse at rates of 50-80% once a deductible has reached. I will provide you with an invoice so that insurance companies can process your claim.
Payment is accepted by check or in cash and is due at the time of service.
There are legal and ethical provisions designed to protect client confidentiality in psychotherapy, and I take my commitment to confidentiality very seriously. However, there are exceptions in extreme cases. Those are:
In the case of suspected child abuse or dependent adult/elder abuse, I am required by law to notify the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a patient threatens serious bodily harm to another person, I am required by law to notify the police and the intended victim.
If a patient threatens to cause imminent harm to himself or herself, I am required by law to ensure their safety. I make every effort to enlist the cooperation of the patient in ensuring their safety, but if they do not cooperate, I may have to take additional steps without the patient's permission.
For my younger clients, I remain deeply committed to protecting privacy and confidentiality. However, I am legally required to obtain parental consent for participation in psychotherapy for any client under the age of 18.