Mental Health Services: Mental Health Therapy is not easily described in general terms. It varies depending upon the personalities of both the counselor and the client as well as any particular problems brought forth during counseling. There are many treatment modalities for psychological problems and we will work together to determine the best modality to use. Psychotherapy requires clients to be actively involved in treatment. In order for therapy to be the most successful, you will need to make a conscious effort to work on issues brought forth in sessions both during our sessions and on your own. Our first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs. By the end of the evaluation, we will be able to offer you first impressions and a treatment plan. If you decide to continue therapy, please note that therapy involves a large commitment of time, money and energy. We will do our best to make your counseling experience a profound one.

Sessions: An evaluation usually lasts from two to four meetings. During this time, we can both decide if the counseling relationship will be beneficial. If we begin psychotherapy, we will develop a treatment plan and sessions will usually happen about one time per week. Once an appointment is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it unless you provide 24 hours advance notice of the cancellation (unless we mutually agree that you were unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances). If you miss a session, we will attempt to reschedule your appointment.

Fees: Fees for Initial Sessions are $195. Individual sessions are $140 (45 min), $185 (60 min); couples’ therapy and team meetings/case conferences are $185. Phone consultations are $25 per 15 minutes. Appointments not cancelled within 24 hours are a $25 charge.

Billing and Payments: You will be expected to pay for each session at the time it is held unless other arrangements have been made. If your account has not been paid for more than 90 days and arrangements for payment have not been made, we have the option of using legal means to secure the payment. This may include utilizing an attorney, collection agency or small claims court. If any such action is necessary, all costs associated with the action will be included in the claim. In most collection situations, the only information I will release regarding treatment is your name, the nature of services provided and the amount due.

Insurance Reimbursements: We will fill out forms and assist you in receiving benefits for which you are entitled according to your insurance policy’s coverage. Please carefully read the section in your insurance coverage booklet that describes your mental health coverage.

Please note: You are responsible for the payment of services. Your insurance will be billed for you, but if payment is not received by insurance you will be billed for unpaid amounts.Unpaid bills over 90 days will be sent to collection.

Office Hours: Counseling sessions are by appointment only. Please contact the office to set up an initial session. You and your counselor will decide after the first visit as to the appropriate number and frequency of your counseling sessions.

Telephone Calls: At times, we may be unable to answer the phone immediately. Please understand that your call is very important and we will return your call as soon as we are able. In the case of an emergency, you may contact your physician or the emergency room. If we will be unavailable for an extended period of time, we will provide you with the name of a colleague to contact, if necessary.