Info and Resources
Don’t pay Southeast Psych prices! I work on a sliding scale from $79 (between noon and 4:00 p.m., higher on evenings and weekends) to $109 per session, based on your ability to pay. I want you to have some control.
Now taking Blue Cross Blue Shield!
Evening & Weekend Hours
Saturday, Sunday, and some evening hours are available!
If you are a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session.
If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete this form to authorize release of psychotherapy information:
American Counseling Association, www.counseling.org.
Dawson, P. and Guare, R (2010). Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention. New York: Guilford Press.
Harvey, P. and Rathbone, B.H. (2015). Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions: DBT Skills to Help Your Teen Navigate Emotional and Behavioral Challenges. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Levine, Peter A. (2010). In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. Berkeley, Ca.: North Atlantic Books.
Rock, Andrea (2004). The Mind at Night: The New Science of How and Why We Dream. New York: Basic Books.
Seligman, M. E. (2006). Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life. New York: Vintage Books.
Stosny, Steven. (2016). Soar Above: How to Use the Most Profound Part of the Brain under any Kind of Stress. Deerfield Beach, Florida: Health Communications, Inc.
Townsend, J. (2006). Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes; How to Say No. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Worden, J. William (2009). Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner. New York: Springer Publishing.
Yapko, Michael (1997). Breaking the Patterns of Depression. New York: Broadway Books
BCBS: now taking Blue Cross Blue Shield!
Otherwise, to determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist’s office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
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