TREATMENT Our first session, which is an intake evaluation, will last around 55-minutes. I will ask you questions about what brought you in and what you’re hoping to accomplish through counseling. I will let you know at that meeting what your suspected diagnosis is and treatment recommendations.
Our follow up appointments will last about 45-55 minutes. Couples sessions are usually 55 minutes but can be 85, if deemed necessary. Typically, clients are seen on a weekly or bi-weekly basis but there is flexibility in this, as you request your own appointments.
Throughout our sessions we will check in on your progress and discuss your treatment plan together. I always strive to collaborate on your care. You know you better than anyone and your opinion matters in your treatment.
As you progress, we reduce the frequency of appointments and work towards you not needing me anymore.
FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS & CANCELLATIONS Clients are responsible to self-schedule through our portal. I do not offer standing appointments, unless discussed and agreed upon. If you are unable to make your appointment, you can call, email or message through the portal. I require at least 24 hours notice for cancellation or rescheduling to avoid a $50 fee.
BILLING All services will be billed at the time of service to your on file credit card. You can learn more about fees here.
DISABILITY OR CUSTODY CASES I will not complete paperwork for long or short term disability until you have been seen a minimum of 4 sessions. You will be expected to continue ongoing care after paperwork is completed.
I am unable to assist with custody cases and/or contentious divorce cases, as I am not a Certified Custody Evaluator. If subpoenaed, I am unlikely to be able to provide the information you will desire in custody or divorce cases.
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