Policies and Procedures

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TELEPHONE CALLS / E-MAILS:
Calls and e-mails will be returned as soon as  possible.  If you have a psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go immediately to your local emergency room.

LENGTH OF SESSION:
Sessions are generally 45-50 minutes in length, although 60 minutes will be allotted for an initial intake  session.  

FEES AND PAYMENT:
Payments may be made via PayPal, Cash, Credit and Debit  Card.

I am  currently  a provider for  Cigna, Empire Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Anthem and United Healthcare/Optum.  Individual sessions are $150-$200 and I have limited lower fee slots available from $75-$100.  Group psychotherapy is between $40-$60 per member.


For consultation services to organizations, the rate depends on how many participants and length of presentation or workshop.  Please contact me at 347- 450-5744 for further information.


CANCELLATIONS AND MISSED APPOINTMENTS:
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy.  If you are not able to come to your appointment and it's not an emergency, a $50 cancellation fee will be applied.  If you're able to reschedule during the same week, the cancellation fee will be waived.   If you may be  late, please inform me by text or a phone call.  


RELEASE OF INFORMATION:
All information obtained in the course of treatment is privileged and confidential. All releases of information require your permission in the form of a properly executed consent to release information.   

CONFIDENTIALITY
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. 

Exceptions include: Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, danger of homicidal action, or intention to harm others or self. If a client reports intent to harm his/her self, every effort will be made to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, the law requires further measures to be taken without their permission in order to ensure thei

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  “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”– Alice Walker  

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  "It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it." -Lena Horne