Fees for outpatient treatment, psychotherapy, assessment and consultation vary. Fees for longer or shorter sessions will be prorated. There will be no charge for brief telephone calls. However, you will be charged the typical service fee (prorated according to length) for calls longer than 10 minutes.
Other services include telephone consultations, report writing, or other services you may request of me.
If you become involved in legal proceedings that require my participation, you will be expected to pay for the professional time I spend preparing records or treatment summaries. You will also be expected to pay for my time spent testifying, even if I am called to testify by another party. Payments are to be made at the beginning of each session. Payment schedules for other professional services will be agreed to when they are requested. There is a $25 fee for returned checks. A $25 late fee will be added for any charges past due by 30 days, and additional charges will accrue monthly for any unpaid balances. If your account has not been paid for more than 60 days, I may use legal means to secure the payment. This will involve either hiring a collection agency or going through small claims court. If such legal action is necessary, its costs will be included in the claim. In most collection situations, the only information I release regarding a client’s treatment is his/her name, the nature of services provided, and the amount due.
Certain health insurance policies will provide some coverage for “out of network” mental health treatment. However, you (not your insurance company) are responsible for full payment of my fees. I will provide you with monthly statements that contain information that your insurance company may require. However, it will be your responsibility to complete insurance forms and obtain reimbursement. It is very important that you find out exactly what mental health services your insurance policy covers as I will not contact your insurance company directly.
Cancellation Sessions are usually scheduled once a week for 50 minutes; although on occasion some sessions may be less frequent. Once an appointment is scheduled, you will be charged for it unless you provide 48 hours advance notice of cancellation, regardless of the reason for cancellation. If it becomes necessary for me to cancel an appointment with you with less than 48 hours notice, you will not be charged
for the session and your next session will be provided free of charge. Generally sessions will start on time. Sessions will end 50 minutes after the scheduled appointment time, even if you are late. Should I begin a session late, I will make up the missed time in some mutually agreeable fashion (e.g., by extending the session, if convenient for you).