I appreciate that you're considering me for your mental health treatment. Therapy can be challenging emotionally, and it's also not cheap. But a successful connection with a skillful therapist will enrich every area of your life. As such, it's an important investment and I encourage you to shop around.Interview as many potential therapists as you can, at least by phone, until your gut and budget agree that you've found a good fit. I aspire to be a resource for anyone who seeks therapy, so if I'm not right for you, I will help you find an alternative.
Rates: Fee for services is $135/hour for individuals and $160/hour for couples, and are payable via cash/check or Venmo. Whether you feel you can afford me or not, you're encouraged to call to discuss.
Insurance:I don't work with insurance companies, and here is why. If your insurance plan covers visits to out-of-network mental health providers, you may submit documentation that I can provide for reimbursement.
Confidentiality Policy:Trust and safety are important in this work. It takes time and care for therapists and clients to establish both. Among other things, you're trusting that I will protect your mental health information. Please be assured, professional integrity and the law demand that what you tell me stays between us unless you designate, in writing, that I release your information to someone. But if there is suggestion of abuse or imminent harm, the following limits to confidentiality will immediately apply:
If there is suspected abuse of a child or a dependent adult or an elderly person, I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities. If clients threaten serious bodily harm to others, I must notify police and inform intended victim(s). If clients intend to harm themselves, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they don't cooperate, I must take further measures, without their permission and as provided by law, to ensure their safety.
Cancellation Policy: I prefer not to have one. Cancellation policies exist to deter people from repetitive late cancellations, which do cost private providers like me precious time and money -- but which tend to occur when insurance companies are paying for treatment. If you're paying me out of pocket and working as hard as we will together, you're personally committed to and invested in your mental health. As such, you'll probably only cancel last-minute if it's absolutely necessary, and I will not penalize you for that. If cancellations become thoughtless or habitual, I'll eventually be unable to afford our work together, but we'll talk about that way before terminating.