Policies and Information
Therapy is scheduled by appointment during the daytime and some evening hours. Please be advised that weekend appointments are not available.
Therapy appointments are approximately 50 minutes long. Fees are $120/session. Payment by cash, check or credit card is due at the time of service, unless a prior agreement has been made.
As an out-of-network provider for all PPO Insurance Plans, I will provide a receipt that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
24 hour advance notice is required to cancel an appointment. A full fee will be collected for missed sessions or late cancellations.
All communication is confidential: no one has a right to information we discuss unless released with your written consent. Exceptions to this involve steps I am legally required to take, regardless of your consent to release information. These include instances where you may be suicidal or homicidal, or where child/elder abuse or neglect may be involved.
For clients under 14, it is my policy to include parents or caregivers in therapy. This may include family therapy sessions or individual sessions/phone contacts with parents. The information shared will be general in nature.
In the state of Pennsylvania, children 14 or older have the right to consent to their own treatment, and to full confidentiality and privacy regarding information concerning their treatment. In such cases, information about treatment will be shared with parents with their child's written consent, within the limits of confidentiality discussed above. In my experience, most teens will provide this consent, and I will make every effort to respect the privacy of the teen while keeping parents appropriately involved.