I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and periodically, groups. Individual session length is 50-55 minutes. Couples, Family, Group and EMDR Processing sessions may be scheduled for additional time to provide for adequate participation.
Duration of Therapeutic Engagement:
The duration of treatment is dependent on your goals, as well as the complexity and longevity of the issues you are seeking help for. Both short term (12-24 sessions) and long term therapy can provide you benefit. We can collaborate to determine what is best to address your need. The effectiveness of the therapeutic process is dependent upon the client's level of commitment and consistent attendance is vital to obtain successful outcomes. Weekly attendance is required. By attending one hour per week, over a months time you have spent four hours with me. This is about the length of dinner with a friend. Any less reduces my capacity to understand how you process your internal world and interrupts the necessary momentum for lasting change.
Therapy is an investment in yourself. I offer a free phone consultation to review your needs, establish if my services are a good fit and discuss how therapy might benefit your needs. At that time, we can discuss fee's for the session, recommended frequency of sessions, etc. My standard session fee is $150.00 for an individual session. If extended sessions are required, the fee is prorated. Session fee is due at the time of service. I am an out of network provider and can provide you a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Its important to contact your provider in advance to establish your out-of-network coverage and what portion of mental health benefits will be covered. Most PPO insurance companies do reimburse a portion of session fee depending on your mental health benefits. I do have a few sliding scale spaces available and offer them for a limited therapeutic period. As of September 2019 those are currently filled. I accept cash or debit/credit cards.
Therapy sessions are scheduled weekly. This appointment time has been reserved in advance by you and I as your therapist have committed this hour to the service of your wellbeing. However, it is understood that an occasional unexpected emergency will keep you from attending your regularly scheduled appointment. In this event, I ask that you notify me as soon as possible. A full session fee will be charged for missed appointment or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice. If you need to cancel due to illness, please contact me to reschedule your appointment. Please do not attend session if you are ill as it exposes the therapist and the other clients. Excessive cancellations will be reviewed clinically and a cancellation fee may be assessed.
The relationship between client and psychotherapist is protected by law and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. However, psychotherapists are also held accountable to laws that protect the communities most vulnerable members and are considered mandated reporters. Exception to the laws of confidentiality are suspected child, elder or dependent adult abuse; threat to another that includes serious bodily harm and court ordered subpoenas. Clinicians also have the leeway to break confidentiality if a client intends to harm self and all therapeutic interventions have been exhausted.
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