The screening session will be between 15 and 30 minutes in length and is required before scheduling an intake session. The purpose of the phone screening is to begin the therapy process and ensure that I can provide you with the services that you require. Not every therapist is the right fit for every client. If we feel that there is no good fit between us, then I will be happy to provide you recommendations for other therapists in the area.
The diagnostic evaluation and intake session will be between 50 and 60 minutes. In this session, we will begin with a short discussion of privacy, limitations of confidentiality, and other aspects outlined the the "Informed Consent." I will gather biological, psychological, and social information about you. We will then discuss what parts of your life that you feel needs to be changed.
The diagnostic evaluation and referral session will be 30 minutes. You will need a referral from your primary care physician prior to booking the appointment. This session will include diagnostic instruments and discussion to determine if a diagnosis can be made. The results of this session will allow you to provide your doctor additional information in order to discuss potential medications to address your concerns.
Individual counseling and psychotherapy standard sessions are 45-55 minutes.
Individual counseling and psychotherapy extended sessions are 60-75 minutes.
Couples Counseling and Psychotherapy sessions are 60 minutes.
I am considered an out-of-network provider for insurance companies. I will provide you with a document called a “Superbill” so you may seek reimbursement directly from your insurance provider.
Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it may be possible for services to be covered in full or in part.
Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
If you cannot attend your scheduled session, please make sure you cancel at least 48 hours before the start of the session. Otherwise, there will be a charge of one-half full session fee for the missed session. Of course, "life happens," and I understand this. Emergencies and unique circumstances will be taken into consideration.