FAQ

Do you take insurance?

In my work for the hospital, many insurances are accepted, including MCR and MCD and many private companies. If you would like to see me privately, I do not accept insurance, but provide a bill with adequate coding for you to submit easily.

What are your fees?

An initial evaluation is $450.
Follow-up visits range from $200-300.
Telephone calls are charged based on time.

What if I have to cancel or move my time?

I charge for missed sessions unless I am able to schedule someone else, which usually requires a few business days. If I am able to see you within twenty-four hours at a different time, I do not charge for a cancellation.

Is what I tell you confidential?

Anything you say to me is completely private, and will be fully protected by HIPAA privacy rule. There are, however, a few exceptions mandated by law. If you report physical or sexual abuse of a child or elder, or a specific plan with intent to harm yourself or someone else, if you ask me to release information to someone, or if I am subpoenaed by a judge, I may be forced to release information.

I do not do court-related treatment and will not assist you with a legal case you are involved in by testifying for you or giving your record in support of your case. Such situations require a forensic evaluation. In regular therapy, the plan to use our work legally tends to undermine honesty and progress in treatment. I place the highest value on the privacy of a psychotherapy process.