What should I expect in a therapy session?
My goal is to provide a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment in which difficult and challenging issues may be freely addressed. We will use a collaborative treatment approach to identify your specific needs, expectations, and goals. Therapy is generally scheduled on a weekly basis with individual sessions lasting 50 minutes and couple’s sessions lasting 90 minutes. As progress is made, sessions will occur less frequently. This will allow you the time and space needed to put the techniques discussed in our sessions to use in a "real world" setting. As your therapist, I will help provide you with the skills and insight needed to live a more satisfying life.
Is what I say in therapy confidential?
Confidentiality is crucial in therapy because of the personal and sensitive subject matter discussed. However, a situation may arise when you want your therapist to share information with other professionals, such as doctors or attorneys. Prior to the disclosure of any confidential information, written permission must be obtained from the client in the form of a Release of Information waiver. Please note: there are certain circumstances in which state law and professional ethics require a therapist to breach confidentiality. This includes, but is not limited to, reasonablesuspicions of past or present abuse/neglect of children, dependent adults, or the elderly. Additionally, a therapist is required by law to report any suspicions that the client is in danger of harming himself or threatening serious bodily harm to another identifiable person.
How much does a session cost and do you accept insurance?
50-minute individual sessions are available for $100 per session.
70-minute couple’s sessions are available for $125 per session
90-minute couple’s sessions are available for $150 per session.
Your fee is expected to be paid in full at each session.
All major credit cards will be accepted as payment.
I am a contracted provider for Beacon Health Options. Please contact Beacon directly to obtain authorization prior to beginning services.
We all know that life can often be hectic and unpredictable. For that reason, clients have the right to contact me up to 24 hours before their scheduled session to inform me that they will be unable to attend. Clients who do not show for their scheduled session and have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance will be charged the full amount.
Good Faith Estimate Notice:
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
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