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And the day came with the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.– Anais Nin

Insurance

As a Licensed Social Worker, therapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage fully by asking your insurance company the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health benefits?
  • What is my annual deductible and has it been met for this year?
  • When does my calendar year start?
  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
  • Does my plan have out of network benefits?
  • How much does my plan cover for out of network provider?
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?
  • What does the company allow (“reasonable and customary”) for the following codes: 90801, 90806, 90846, and 90847.
  • Are there standardized forms I will need to submit for reimbursement? Where do I find them?

INVESTMENT

The fee for the first initial therapy session is $175. The fee for an individual or family therapy 50 minute session is $150.

The fee for group therapy and meditation groups varies. Please ask me about the rates when you sign up for either of these services.

Payment

Cash or Check accepted for payment. Payment is required at or before each scheduled session.

Cancellation policy

I require a 24 hour cancellation notification. If you miss your appointment without providing 24-hour notice, you will be assessed a full session fee for the missed appointment.

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Confidentiality

Therapy is a safe and confidential place to work through challenges. We all have challenges in our lives. All visits and records are confidential. No one will be informed about your participation in counseling without your specific request in writing for a release of information.

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a 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 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 herself or himself. 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.

If you have further questions about confidentiality, or any of the policies above, they can be discussed in person on your initial visit.