VIRTUAL THERAPY APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
FEES & CANCELLATIONS
Individual Therapy $100-150 per 45-minute session
*professional sliding scale offered *monthly subscription payment receives discount
Couples/Family Therapy $175 per 45-minute session
Fees for couple or family therapy remain the same even if you are seen during an individual session without your partner, spouse, parent or other family member. I cannot extend credit to patients. Please note that credit card payments, including those used for no-show. appointments, incur a small processing fee. Payment will be made via telehealth platform, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, or Square (including processing fees) prior to your appointment unless otherwise arranged. If you do not "show up" for your session after payment, there are no refunds. You will be billed at your full fee rate if you miss an appointment without providing at least 24 hour notice.
There is a $30 charge for returned credit card payments. Regardless of payment option, credit card information will be maintained confidentially on file, for any missed sessions. Your credit card information will not be used for any purposes other than therapy services.
Many major forms of insurance are accepted; for others, I am considered an out-of-network provider. Only when requested, I will provide you with a receipt at the end of each month so that you can submit it to your insurance provider. It is the client's responsibility to complete and file their insurance forms. For further clarification, please discuss with me before the initial consultation session. If your account is overdue (unpaid), I may use legal or other means (courts, collection agencies, etc.) too obtain payment. I reserve the right to change payment fees, which may occur annually. You will receive an updated payment agreement.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
Yes, but this will be considered in a case-by-case basis for individual therapy only.
THERAPY PROCESS AND TERMINATION
Participation in therapy can result in several benefits to you. Working towards these benefits requires effort on your part. Psychotherapy may help you change your unhealthy or maladaptive thoughts and behaviors and give you more rewarding interpersonal relationships. Please note that making an initial contact with me does not necessarily begin a therapy/counseling relationship. Therapy/counseling begins after the initial evaluation/session and the required forms are completed and reviewed your first session. At that time, we will both evaluate this information and assess whether or not I am the appropriate provider for your therapy/counseling needs and if you want to work with me going forward. Thereafter, our collaboration in addressing your problems will be enhanced by the amount of time and effort you devote to our work, outside of our therapy sessions, as well as during our appointment. Sessions are usually scheduled on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. During our sessions, it is important that you are forthcoming with feedback about how you are feeling about my work so that we can decide together if changes in your treatment should be made.
After the first few meetings, I will assess if I can be of benefit to you. I do not accept clients who, in my opinion, I cannot help because more specialized services may be needed, we have a dual-relationship or conflicts of interest that could jeopardize your therapy, I deem that services you need are outside of my scope of expertise, or that more intensive services are needed. In such cases, I will give you a few referrals that you may contact. You have the right to withdraw from therapy at any time. You or I can initiate termination of services at any time. Please discuss any plans or desire so I can provide you with any discharge recommendations/referrals you may need.
If you cancel or miss scheduled appointments and do not contact for more than 30 days, it is understood that you have terminated treatment. Once treatment is terminated, the therapist has no further obligation to the client.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
For virtual therapy please, utilize the links to schedule a consultation appointment to schedule an initial assessment and determine if I am a good fit for you.
Schedule your free phone consultation by completing the contact form on the main page. I will reach out to you on the contact information you provide.