Cancellation & Rescheduling
Please remember to cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance.
You will be responsible for the entire fee if cancellation is less than 24 hours.
If not using health insurance, the fee is $160.00 for a 55-minute session. Fees may be subject to change due to inflation over the years and I will remind you of this increase in advance. Unless there is a prior arrangement, full payment is required at the end of each session. The fee for returned checks is $10. If you are using health insurance for which I am preferred provider, then the fee is determined by my contract with the health insurance, and you are responsible for the co-pay or co-insurance fee. Before the initial session, please contact your health insurance for specific information on your responsibility.
If I spend more than 10 minutes on the phone or reading and responding to emails from you during a given week, I will bill you on a prorated basis for that time. I may end the therapeutic relationship if the client has a significantly overdue balance, the client is non-compliant with treatment recommendations or the client is not consistently showing up for appointments.
Cancellations and re-scheduled session will be subject to a full charge if NOT RECEIVED AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. This is necessary because a time commitment is made to you and is held exclusively for you. If you are late for a session, you may lose some of that session time. Emergency circumstances resulting in last minute cancellations do not apply. If you fail to make or arrange for payment of the outstanding balance, you agree to pay the legal costs incurred in the collection of said debt.
The standard meeting time for psychotherapy is 55-minutes. It is up to you, however, to determine the length of time of your sessions. Requests to change the 55-minute session needs to be discussed with the therapist in order for time to be scheduled in advance.