Q. How is my confidentiality protected?
A. Your privacy is a priority and has to be ensured in order to effectively conduct therapy. I follow HIPAA standards of privacy, and do not release any information to others without your written consent. I am not allowed to confirm or deny our professional relationship and adhere to high ethical standards to maintain your confidentiality. Although laws vary from state to state, I am required to report any threats of danger to self or others as well as suspected child abuse or neglect.
Q. What is therapy like?
A. The answer to this is as varied as there are therapists; every counselor has his or her own style. Over the years I have heard clients tell me that they have disclosed personal thoughts and feelings never shared with anyone before. This tells me that I have the ability to provide a non-judgmental, caring, and supportive environment that encourages people to openly process their issues. I respect everyone’s individual paths and recognize that one size does not fit all. We will work collaboratively to determine if you need specific guidance and advice, the opportunity to vent and verbally process with an active listener, or be assigned tasks and homework outside of session to promote change. The key to your success is your willingness to work both inside and outside of session.
Q. What payments do you accept?
A. I am on a variety of insurance panels, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Qual Choice, and United Behavioral Health. If you don’t have or don’t want to use your insurance, I offer a self-pay rate of $130/hour. A self-pay rate allows us to work without a diagnosis or restrictions to the number of sessions provided. We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Check, Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover). Please contact our office for more specific information, 479-444-1400.