Summary of Office Policies

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Summary of Office Policies

Appointments

My office hours are Monday through Thursday.  Individual therapy sessions are either 50 minutes or 80 minutes depending on individual need. The first and often the first few appointments allow us to explore your motivations for seeking professional services and to determine if we can work effectively together to meet your needs.

Phone Calls

I make every effort to return your calls within 24 hours,  I often return calls placed before 3 p.m. on a weekday by the evening of the same day. Phone call policies will be discussed during your initial session. I return emails within 24-48 hours, however email is not the best way to make contact for any time-sensitive matter. Cancellations should not be emailed. No urgent or emergency messages should ever be sent by email

Fees

50 minute psychotherapy session is $150

80 minute psychotherapy session is $200

The cost of your therapy will be discussed during the initial session. The initial session is 60 minutes in length. The fee for this session is $175.

Insurance

I do not participate in Managed care contracts, Medicare or Medicaid, or accept insurance assignments. Should you decide to file your own claim directly with your insurance company.  I will gladly provide you with your diagnosis and procedure-code. Most insurance policies will reimburse you for a good portion of our fee. I encourage you to examine your policies carefully.

Fees, payments, contact between sessions, and many other issues are always a part of our work together and should be openly discussed in any of our sessions.