a Couple's Place

Office Practices

a Couple's Place

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A Couples Place

Office Practices


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Office Practices

It is your right and responsibility to choose the provider that best suits your needs. To help you make your choice and to facilitate our work together, here is some basic information about my counseling practice.  Please read it carefully and jot down any questions you might have so that we can discuss them at our next meeting. When you sign this document, it will represent an agreement between us.

The experience of Counseling can vary depending on the personalities of the counselor and the individual or couple, and the particular issues you bring forward. There are many different methods I may use to deal with the problems that you hope to address. Counseling is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things we talk about both during our sessions and at home.

It is important that you understand that counseling can have benefits and risks. You may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. Additionally, difficulties with people important to you may occur, family secrets may be disclosed, and despite our best efforts, therapy may not work out well. Counseling has also been shown to have benefits. It often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience.

I normally conduct an evaluation that will last from 3 to 4 sessions. During this time, we can both decide if I am the best person to provide the services you need in order to meet your treatment goals.

HIPAA Disclosure

This office complies with all HIPAA laws. Please follow the link below to our Disclosure Form. Client forms are available through SimplePractice.com, our online portal.

HIPAA Disclosure Form

Professional Fees

I will discuss with you in advance my fees and any anticipated fee increases.

Phone Messages

The phone line is a voice mail. I generally will return phone calls within a few hours and always within 24 hours on weekdays. I return calls on weekends or holidays the next business day.

Billing and Payments

Payment for treatment is due at the time services are rendered unless another arrangement is made in advance. I accept checks, cash, and credit cards.

Cancelation Policy

Your sessions are reserved for you alone. I have a 48 hour cancellation policy and will charge for missed sessions. The exceptions are in cases of emergency or illness.

Insurance Reimbursement

I do not accept insurance but I’m happy to provide you with a statement to present to your insurance company.

Length of Sessions

Sessions are 50 to 75 minutes in length depending on your needs. Typically we meet once a week but we may meet more frequently or less frequently. Meeting times and length of sessions will be discussed in advance.

Cancelation Policy

Your sessions are reserved for you alone. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. You will charge for missed sessions. The exceptions are in cases of emergency or illness.