Fees – Psychotherapy
My fee for individual psychotherapy is $130 for a 50-minute session. I charge $180 for an 80-minute initial evaluation session and the same amount for an 80-minute extended session. I do not accept insurance but will accept clients on a sliding scale or a reduced fee when needed. Nearly all my clients prefer to pay with a credit card, using my online system, which you will access from the Client Portal. I also will accept cash or check at the time of your appointment. I will charge $25 for to cover bank fees for a returned check I do not take insurance. In the eventuality of my communication with another provider or person/clinic for whom you have given Authorization for Release of Information, you will be charged at the hourly rate of $130 for time exceeding 15 minutes.
Appointments – Psychotherapy
The initial intake session is 80 minutes. All other appointments are 50-minute hours. I prefer to make most appointments in person, but when appropriate, I can make an appointment with you by phone or email. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, I require that you give me 24-hour advance notice. You will be charged for the full hour if you fail to make your appointment without 24-hour advance notice. If you are late for an appointment, we will meet for the time remaining of the scheduled 50-minute session; and you will be charged for the full 50-minute or 80 minute session.
Forms – Psychotherapy
I use a paperless management system. Prior to your initial visit, I will email two forms (see below) through Client Portal for you to read and e-sign. I will review the highlights of these statements and respond to your questions about them in our first session.
Informed Consent & Disclosure Statement. This document describes my practice and policies with regard to my professional qualifications, approach to treatment, fees, scheduling, cancellations, and consent for treatment. In the case of working with minors, I will send parents an Informed Consent and Disclosure Statement for Working with Minors.
This form explains my policies related to confidentiality as well as the limited but important exceptions to your privacy. Washington State law requires that I provide clients with contact information for the Department of Health should you have any complaints against the services I provide.
Prior to your initial visit, I also will send you through Client Portal a form called Initial Intake Information, which asks you for important personal background information, including a statement of what you want to achieve in therapy. Your client information and my notes and documents are encrypted and legally protected. In the case of a minor, and depending on his or her age, I may ask the parent to complete Initial Intake Information for a Minor.
You will also be able to enter important contact information, as well as credit card information. Clients are automatically billed after every session. You will be emailed a paid invoice for each session. You will also receive monthly statement, which you may use for insurance reimbursement for me as an out-of-network provider.
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