I offer a free telephone consultation appointment to help you decide if psychotherapy and the services I provide will meet your needs.
There is no charge for phone calls to discuss scheduling or cancellations; however, if you need phone consultation, I charge my regular fee. This includes time spent consulting over the phone, email, or via the Internet or time spent writing documentation on your behalf.
Payment: I require payment before each session begins. I accept cash, checks, debit or credit cards. A $25 check return fee will be applied to all returned checks.
Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before your appointment so that your scheduled time can be used by others seeking services. If you do not cancel within 24 hours, you will be charged full session fee.
If local schools or businesses are closed due to the weather I don't charge for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice, otherwise I do charge my session fee. Please make decisions regarding weather related cancellations based on your own comfort and safety level.
In the event of inclement weather, emergency, or illness our office will call you if your appointment is cancelled. If we do not call you, you are expected to be here for your visit.
Also, please be aware that you will need to sign a release of information to your insurance provider that allows them access to your medical records. All insurance providers require a diagnostic code in order to process payments. If you are uncomfortable with a diagnosis on your medical record, or if you do not want your insurance company to have access to your records, you may not want to use your insurance for mental health/substance abuse treatment.
Please note that I am no longer considered an in-network provider with Cigna or United Behavioral Health/Optum/Tricare.
Based on my availability and your financial situation, I may be able to offer a reduced rate. If you need to discuss a different fee structure, please contact me by phone or e-mail. I offer several reduced fee spots on my schedule.
Clients or responsible parties are responsible for:
Any phone consultations that go beyond scheduling matters or a brief exchange of information will be charged a fee of $30 per 15 minute increments.