Is the information we discuss confidential?
Yes, what you share with me in the context of therapy will be kept confidential and private. I will make every effort to keep your information safe and nothing can be shared without your written consent; however, there are some exceptions required by law:
1. If I suspect a child (person under 18yo) is being harmed, or I suspect dependent adult or elderly abuse
2. If a client is threatening serious physical harm to another person
3. If a client is reporting a serious intention to harm themself. I will make every effort to create a safety plan; however, this may necessitate additional safety measures beyond the bounds of confidentiality.
What should I expect during my first session?
Because finding a therapist needs to be a good fit for you, I offer an initial 15 minute phone consultation without fee. During your initial visit, I aim to create a safe, supportive, and affirming environment, where you can feel empowered to share your experiences, concerns, and goals for our time together. We'll work collaboratively to set your priorities, and create a plan.
How long are sessions? How often do we meet?
Sessions are 45 minutes in length. We are able to meet weekly, or once every other week, depending on your needs and the goals we discuss during our initial session together.
What is your rate? Do you accept insurance? What methods of payment do you accept?
Because speaking about money can feel difficult, I prefer to discuss rates in person. I work on a sliding fee scale, scaling rates to clients' financial ability.
Fee is due at time of appointment. I accept cash, check, credit card, or Venmo.
What is your cancellation policy?
Clients are seen by appointment only. I require 48 hours notice for cancellation. After 48 hours, clients will be charged the full cost of the appointment. I will make every effort to reschedule an appointment cancelled 48 hours in advance.