DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I am not currently accepting insurance. However, if you have Out of Network benefits for Outpatient Psychotherapy/Behavioral Health, I can provide you with a monthly form (a super bill) to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Most PPO plans provide a percentage of coverage for psychotherapy and I always recommend potential clients look into this prior to beginning therapy.
WHAT ARE MY PAYEMENT OPTIONS?
Payment for services is due at the start of each session. Cash, checks, and credit cards are acceptable forms of payment.
HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?
Individual and couples therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes in length.
HOW OFTEN DO WE MEET?
Therapy is typically a minimum of 1x/wk., with clients electing at times to have multiple sessions each week depending on where they are in the process and what the immediate needs might be. Clients are given a set time once they start therapy in order to foster a consistent relationship with the therapist and the process.
IS THERAPY CONFIDENTIAL?
By law, all information shared between a client and therapist is confidential, with 2 specific exceptions:
1.) STATE LAW REQUIRES ALL MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD, ELDER, AND INVALID ABUSE, AS WELL AS KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH ABUSE. ABUSE CAN BE DEFINED AS SEXUAL, PHYSICAL, VERBAL/EMOTIONAL, FIDUCIARY, AS WELL AS NEGLECT AND ENDANGERMENT.
2.) IF CLIENTS DISCLOSE AN INTENTION TO BE A DANGER TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS (INCLUDING THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL), OR AN INTENTION TO DESTROY PROPERTY.
Additionally, there are very specific laws regarding the reporting of sexual activities involving minors. This includes mandated reporting for sexual activity between a person 14 and up with a child 13 and under. Here is a link that spells out this information clearly, including which sexual acts fall under this classification: