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POLICY AND FEE INFORMATION

POLICIES

Appointments & Cancellations

In order to provide the highest standard of care and be accessible to clients, there is a limit to the number of clients I work with at a time and operate through routinely scheduled appointment slots. These slot frequencies are typically scheduled weekly and, very occasionally, bi-weekly. 

All clients are required to give 48 hours' notice for canceling appointments regardless of reason for needing to cancel. For late cancellations, clients are responsible for payment of session fee. Should frequency of cancellations become common, a stricter cancellation policy will be discussed.

This policy promotes effectiveness in your therapy, ensures I am accessible, and is fair to those on my wait list.

Confidentiality 

All information shared will be kept confidential unless you authorize, in writing, the release of your information to specified parties for specified reasons. The exceptions to this, where I have duty to report as specified by Virginia law are:

  • Cases of imminent threat to self or other

  • Cases of suspected neglect and/or abuse of minor by a parent, guardian, custodian, or caretaker

  • Cases of suspected neglect and/or abuse of elder by their caretaker.


You can read the full Privacy Policy here.

Crisis

This practice is not able to provide crisis services at this time. If you are faced with an emergency, please call 911, 988, or go to your nearest emergency room.

You may also use one of the following contact numbers to obtain emergency mental health services in the greater Richmond area.

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority - 804-819-4100

Henrico County Mental Health - 804-727-8484

Hanover County Community Services Board - 804-365-4200

Chesterfield County Emergency Services - 804-748-6356

24/7 Suicide Prevention Hotline -  1-800-273-8255

Good Faith Estimate 

Effective January 1, 2022, a ruling went into effect called the "No Surprises Act" which requires practitioners to provider a "Good Faith Estimate" to individuals who are uninsured or utilize self-pay only. This only applies if you choose to not utilize any out-of-network benefits. Please click here to learn more. 

FEES

Initial Intake Appointment (60 minutes): 175.00

Individual Therapy Session (53 minutes): 140.00

I also offer a special student rate for a select number of students with an active student ID. Please ask about current availability, as there are only a select number of student spots available.

INSURANCE

I am not in-network with any health insurance plans, and this includes Medicare and Medicaid. Payment is due the day of services rendered and will be paid electronically. 

I understand that therapy is both an emotional and financial commitment. While I currently do not accept insurance, I can provide receipts, or "superbills", that can be submitted to insurance for possible full or partial reimbursement, depending on your individual healthcare plan. Please ask and I will be happy to answer questions or offer guidance.

For organized record keeping, your payment receipts are available for you at any time within your private client account. These are great come tax time since medical costs can often be tax-deductible. ​

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