Please read all this information before contacting me to discuss our working together. This information will help you decide whether to proceed with contacting me or to seek services from another provider. If we agree to begin working together, you will need to complete the New Patient Packet of forms located in the green box below on the right side of this page.

Insurance
I file some but not all insurance claims in this practice. If I accept your insurance you will be required to pay your co-pay portion at the time of service and I will file the claim for the portion beyond your co-pay. If I do not accept your insurance, your insurance plan will consider me "out-of-network" and I will provide you with the documentation you need to file your own insurance claim. You may want to contact your insurance company ahead of time to determine if they will reimburse you for any portion of my services. 

Because the submission of claims for mental health services to some insurers may result in increased premiums, difficulty obtaining new insurance, and your insurer’s knowledge of and potential inquiry into your mental health diagnosis and treatment (including their request to receive copies of all or part of your file), you may wish to not use your insurance or to not submit these claims to avoid these negative impacts and to protect your privacy. I encourage you to learn more about the impact of submission of mental health claims to your insurer and I leave the decision about whether to use your insurance and/or to submit/not submit claims up to you.

Fees
No therapist can guarantee a certain outcome following treatment—neither can nor will I. What I can guarantee, however, is that you will have access to my clinical knowledge, skill, training and experience as it specifically applies to helping you do the work needed to achieve as much as you can toward your goals. Because I have invested a tremendous amount of my own time, energy, and finances in developing this clinical knowledge, skill, training and experience, I charge the fee-for-service amounts described below. If we agree that working together will be beneficial to you and I accept you as a patient, you will be expected to pay, at the beginning of each session, the fee corresponding to the service provided unless I have an agreement with a third party payor for you. You may pay using cash, check, debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).  

Service (Fee-For-Service Amounts)

Initial Evaluation, Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Plan
(Includes extended initial session, review of records, report preparation, correspondence with 
referring physician, schools, or other agencies as requested and administrative time establishing file)

Individual Psychotherapy Session (45 minutes)

Phone Consultation
(Phone consultations in excess of 5 minutes are billable at the regular session rate of $100 per 45 minutes.)

Generation of specially requested report/correspondence per hour (including review of records, etc.)
(Services billed as regular session rate of $100.00 per hour)

 Preparation for travel to and attendance at legal proceedings
(Per hour of time involved in preparation/travel/attendance)

New Patients

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Whether you are a new or ongoing patient, if you do not keep your appointment or call to cancel or reschedule within 24 hours of the appointment time, you (not your insurance company) will be charged the full fee (as above). 
The fee is charged because a no-show or with 24 hour cancellation/rescheduling creates a last minute vacancy that I
cannot fill with another patient, insurance companies will not cover such missed sessions, and I cannot afford
to assume both lost time and lost income due to your within 24 hour cancellation or no-show. 
Agreement with this policy is necessary for us to create and maintain a good working relationship.
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