Practice Policies

New Client Paperwork

If you are a new client there are several forms that you will need to complete prior to our first meeting.  You can download and print them at home and bring them with you.  The forms will also be available at my office before our scheduled appointment time.  Please arrive 15 minutes early if you plan to fill them out at my office, so that we can begin our session at the scheduled time.  If you have any questions, we can discuss them at our session. 

Telephone and Internet session

Once we have worked together for some time, and if circumstances demand (travel, etc), we may consider having sessions via telephone or Internet.  Payment for such sessions is based on the same fee.

Payment Options

Payment is due in full at the time of service (unless other arrangements are made between us).  I can accept payment in cash, check, or credit/debit card.  A small processing fee is added to any credit/debit card payment (1.5% of fee).

Fees

My standard fee is $140 per 50 minutes for all clinical services (procedure code 90834 and 90847).  Click HERE for my fees for Couples Therapy.  Click HERE for my fees for clinical supervision.  Click HERE for my consultation fees.  Click HERE for my training seminar and workshop fees.  Click HERE for my sliding-scale fees for group therapy.

My initial assessment and treatment plan involves 2 hours of administrative work, which I provide pro bono.  Ongoing administrative services associated with your treatment, such as site visits, report writing, record reading, consultation with other professionals, or telephone conversations (other then brief scheduling issues), will be prorated and billed at $140 per hour, unless agreed otherwise.  Brief email communications are provided pro bono.

Please note that I am not an in-network provider for any insurance carrier.  Payment for all services is the financial responsibility of the client.  However, some insurance companies will pay for out-of-network services (PPO).  Clients should remember that my services are rendered and charged to the client, not an insurance carrier.  It is the client’s responsibility to know his/her insurance policy with regards to reimbursement for rendered services.  Please call your insurance carrier to inquire about mental health services.  I will be happy to provide you with a comprehensive statement (Superbill) that you can submit to your insurance carrier for possible reimbursement.  I can also provide you a document to advocate for mental health services if requested by you.  Please click HERE to learn more about insurance and coverage for mental health services.