All information and records obtained in the course of your therapy are held in strict confidence and privacy. It is general practice to keep the records for a minimum of seven years. Records or information about you will not be disclosed to any person without your written consent, except under legally mandated exceptions to the [...]
We cannot acknowledge our therapeutic relationship with any patient without their written consent. Information about you will not be disclosed without your written consent, except under the legally mandated exceptions to the client/therapist privilege.
Your appointment is reserved exclusively for you. For no-shows or same-day cancellations, you may be charged for the session, payable at the next session. We recognize that real emergencies do happen and under those circumstances you may not be charged. Each of our psychotherapy faculty has their own cancellation policy.
I do not participate on any insurance panels, but I can create super-bills for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
We can refer you to psychiatrists in the community who can evaluate you for medication and prescribe it if needed. You may also ask your internist to give you a referral to a psychiatrist. We do not prescribe medication.
If you feel that you are a danger to yourself or others, dial 911 or ask a family member or friend to take you to the nearest emergency room. Once you meet with your therapist, you will have their phone number and it is perfectly okay to call between sessions.
We will usually have weekly sessions, however this can vary depending on the type of therapy and your own personal needs. Successful therapy also depends on maintaining the momentum of the work. Most clients find weekly sessions the most productive. Others may need more frequent sessions, and some can only tolerate less frequent sessions.
We mostly practice within a traditional 50-minute session, but some of our faculty have longer regular sessions. Some sessions can run longer when arranged in advance. Of course there are established time boundaries and they are set between you and your therapist.
You are hiring your therapist to help you understand your patterns and internal conflicts. It is important to be as honest as possible with yourself and your therapist. Take some time after the session to review what happened. Pay attention between sessions. Let your therapist know about any patterns you notice, especially anything out of [...]
Clients generally sense that they feel satisfied with their progress. You will notice you have new energy, interest and enthusiasm about other aspects of your life – as well as the confidence to tackle new challenges on your own. You and your therapist will decide how to end.