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HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
Each 50-minute psychotherapy session is typically attended weekly, although this recommendation may be adapted to your specific needs.
Once an appointment time is scheduled, that time is reserved specifically for you. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment, I require a minimum of 24-hours notice. You will be charged the hourly rate for sessions missed without sufficient notice.
Please remember to be mindful and understand how a specified time slot has been reserved exclusively for you or your family.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
I Do Not. Please contact the office for details on my fees.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I am currently an in network clinician with Cigna ONLY.
I am not associated with any other insurance carrier at this time. However, I do offer a monthly Superbill to patient's who have PPO and are covered/partially covered in seeing out of network providers. Please check with your insurance provider about your coverage and reimbursement details.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY?
All aspects of your treatment are confidential within the practice. Important exceptions include if there is risk that you might do harm to yourself or someone else. I am a mandated reporter for the abuse of protected populations, including children, elderly and incapacitated adults.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A PSYCHOLOGIST AND OTHER THERAPIST/MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS?
Here’s something to keep in mind. Social Workers, Marriage and Family therapists, Mental Health Clinicians, life coaches and other counselors can all provide therapy or “psychotherapy.”
HOWEVER, the most distinct and most important differences between a psychologist and other therapists are the training requirements prior to and after the completion of their clinical degree. Additional differences are evidenced by the length of education, their ability to administer, score and interpret psychodiagnostic testing and evaluations, accumulation of clinical supervised hours, passing a national and state examination required for licensure, and a certain number of continued education credits in order to renew their license every two years.
Psychologist usually require extensive training in the practice of Clinical psychology (i.e. How to treat the patient suffering from depression and anxiety etc.) With that being said, the academic program usually takes about 6-7 years after a 4 year undergraduate degree. The total amount of clinical and supervised hours required for psychologist pre and post licensure does not come close to any other profession.
ARE YOU OPEN ON SATURDAYS
Yes, we are.
Business days and hours are from:
Monday - Friday from 10 am- 6 pm
Saturday from 8 am- 2 pm