please read through the information below and fill out the paperwork prior to your first session.
The law protects the relationship between a patient and therapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. There are a few exceptions when this law does not hold.
These exceptions include:
suspected child, dependent adult or elder abuse.
if you threaten serious bodily harm to another, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
if you intend to harm yourself, I will make every effort to enlist your cooperation ensuring safety. if you do not cooperate, I will take further measures to endure your safety.
Fees and Payment
We will discuss fees when you schedule your first appointment. Payment is due at the time of service. If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, you must do so at least 48 hours in advance. If we are unable to reschedule during the same week, or if you make a late cancellation you will be charged the full session fee.
What I expect of you:
I expect a serious commitment from you in our work together. Starting the process of counseling with a therapist can elicit many feelings. I understand that digging through past relationships, as well as your own family dynamics, can be emotionally challenging and uncomfortable. I expect you to be willing and open to learning, growing, and receiving feedback that will relate directly to your role in your relationships, addiction, mental health. I expect you to try not to be defensive, to communicate when you are, and to commit to altering the behaviors that are getting in the way of your growth. When these conditions are met, we have an excellent chance of healing.