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FAQ

What should I expect for my initial session?

When we begin your first appointment, we review your paperwork together, discuss treatment history, and goals. We may spend a few minutes getting to know each other, you are welcome to ask questions to make sure you feel comfortable with me and feel that we are a good fit. The purpose of the initial session is for us to discuss what brings you in for services and to explore how you got to where you are now. Towards the end of the session, we will discuss treatment goals and expectations. These are collaborative and can be related to any area of your life that you want to improve.

What is your privacy policy?

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. Exceptions include: Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately. If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim. If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

What is your cancellation policy?

I make each session a priority and expect the same in return. To cancel your appointment email, call, or text me notification at least 48 hours prior to appointment. Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice will result in being charged the full session fee.

Do you accept insurance?

No, unfortunately, I am an out of network provider, so payment is due at the time of service. If cost for services in an issue, we can discuss sliding scale options. I can also provide superbills for you to submit to your insurance. Call your insurance to discuss coverage options for "out of network providers"

Do you prescribe medications?

No. However, I can refer you to psychiatrists and doctors that can prescribe and manage medication alongside your therapy work with me.

Good Faith Estimate.

Under the No Surprises Act (H.R. 133 - effective January 2022), healthcare providers need to give clients or patients who do not have insurance or are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

  • This Good Faith Estimate (GFE) shows the costs of items and services you can reasonably expect for non-emergency items related to your healthcare needs. 

  • The GFE does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You may experience additional charges if complications or exceptional circumstances occur. 

  • If you receive a bill of at least $400 more than your GFE, you may dispute or appeal the bill.

  • Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a GFE within the following timeframes:

    • If the service is scheduled at least three business days before the appointment date, no later than one business day after the date of scheduling; If the service is scheduled at least ten business days before the appointment date, no later than three business days after the date of schedule.

Note: A Good Faith Estimate is for your awareness only and does not require immediate financial commitment or payment. Please save a copy for your records.

To learn more, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 877-696-6775.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out.

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