Office Policies and Written Consent

Notice of Privacy Practices


Office Policies

If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so 24 hours in advance. If you miss a session with less than 24 hours notice, we can attempt to reschedule the session in the same week.  If the session cannot be rescheduled and there was not 24 hours notice, I will need to charge you 50% of the fee for the missed session.

Cancellations Due to Weather
If weather conditions are dangerous, I will waive the fee for last-minute cancellations. However, I encourage you to try videoconferencing or phone sessions when weather conditions prevent you from attending in person.  

Session Length/ Fees/ Method of Payment
I have two options for length of sessions, and other arrangements may be made as needed. A 50-minute session is $120 and an 80-minute session is $180. Payment is due at the time of service. I accept cash, checks, and credit cards. 

If your finances are interfering with your access to therapy, I encourage you to talk to me to discuss options.  If my sliding-scale spots are currently full, I can put you on a waitlist for future fee reductions.

Use of Diagnosis and Insurance
I am not currently accepting insurance as payment. Please inquire directly with your insurance company or flexible-spending plan to see if you can be reimbursed for sessions with a receipt. More information can be found on my Rates page.

If your health insurance does reimburse you, most will require a diagnosis of a mental-health condition.  Some conditions for which people seek counseling do not qualify for reimbursement.  If a qualifying diagnosis is appropriate in your case, I will inform you of the diagnosis and discuss it with you before I issue a receipt for you to give to the health insurance company.  Any diagnosis made will become part of your permanent insurance records.