Fees and Billing: Please call me to discuss my fee, as it varies depending on the service provided. I have a limited number of reduced-fee slots for those who cannot afford my full fee.
I am no longer a member of insurance panels; however, I can supply a monthly insurance-ready invoice for you to submit to your insurance carrier, FSA, or for tax purposes.
For divorce-related services, I ask for a retainer prior to providing services. Most people pay by check, however, it is possible to pay online directly from your checking account. I accept credit cards in person only in the case of hardship.
Cancellation Fee: I charge our agreed-upon fee for sessions cancelled within 48 hours of our scheduled appointment time.
Confidentiality: All information disclosed within sessions and the written records pertaining to those sessions are confidential and may not be revealed to anyone without your written permission, except where disclosure is required by law.
When Disclosure Is Required By Law: Some of the circumstances where disclosure is required by the law are: where there is a reasonable suspicion of child, dependent or elder, abuse or neglect; and/or where a client presents a danger to self, to others, to property, or is gravely disabled (for more details see also HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices form PDF).
When Disclosure May Be Required: Disclosure may be required pursuant to a legal proceeding. If you place your mental status at issue in litigation initiated by you, the defendant may have the right to obtain the psychotherapy records and/or testimony by me. In couple and family therapy, or when different family members are seen individually, confidentiality and privilege may not apply between the couple or among family members. I will use my clinical judgment when revealing such information. I will not release records to any outside party unless I am authorized to do so by all adult family members who were part of the treatment.