Confidentiality: Therapy sessions are afforded protection under confidentiality regulations. There are exceptions to confidentiality in certain circumstances including (but not limited to) danger to self, danger to others, court orders, and collection agencies. If the occasion arises, I may discuss with you the need to break confidentiality.
Scheduling and Cancellation: Sessions cancelled without notice (or very short notice) are unable to be offered to other clients. Please note that insurance companies do not provide reimbursement for cancelled sessions. You will be expected to pay a $75.00 fee for missed sessions unless you provide 24 hours advance notice of cancellation.
Emergency Contact: You may call my office number 24 hours a day. If I am not immediately available by telephone you may leave a message. I will make every effort to return your call within 24 hours, with exceptions of weekends and holidays. If you are unable to reach me and feel that you cannot wait for me to return your call, contact your physician or the nearest emergency room and ask for the mental health clinician or psychiatrist on call. In circumstances that require my absence from the office, such as illness or vacation, I will provide coverage and inform you of contact information for the covering professional.
Additional policies will be provided at the time of initiation of treatment.