Privacy & Policy

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

I will not share ANY information with your insurance company, employer, security clearance agents, colleagues, or your family members without expressed written permission to do so.

There are laws which protect the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist so that information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

Cancellation & Payment Policies

Payments: You are responsible for the full, on–time payment of all invoices whether or not you use an insurance company for reimbursement. If you seek reimbursement by your insurance company, you should ask them to send reimbursement to you rather than to me. Please let me know if you intend to seek reimbursement from your insurance company in which case you will need a diagnosis code that we can discuss before I prepare your invoice. Invoices have all of the information required by your insurance company. At the end of each month, I will send an invoice. Payments are due on or before the 15th of the following month. For example, payment for an invoice for the month of February is due on or before March 15th. Payments may be made by Venmo, PayPal or check.

Cancellations: If you schedule a session and decide later to cancel that session, you will be charged for that session unless you can reschedule the session to a time within a week before or the week after the cancelled appointment or another patient takes the time you cancelled. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled session will be charged and cannot be rescheduled. Group therapy sessions cannot be rescheduled and absences are charged.