Our Policies

  • Out of respect for neighborhood traffic and limited parking, clients are asked to drive slowly down Belmont Avenue (a one way residential street), to try and arrive a few minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time, and to park in the driveway (not on the street).
  • There are two parking spaces immediately in front of the garage; clients should park on either the right side or the left side so that each of two cars can easily get in and out.
  • The office and waiting room are above the garage; clients should use the outdoor staircase that is to the right of the house (do not use the front door of the house).
  • Please contact practitioner to discuss fees for the following sessions:
    • Initial Evaluation
    • Individual Psychotherapy
    • Individual Psychopharmacology
    • Individual Combined Psychotherapy/Psychopharmacology
    • Couples Psychotherapy
    • Group Psychotherapy
  • Billing for paperwork will depend on the length and complexity of forms.
  • Clients are asked to deal directly with their insurance companies for reimbursement (insurance will likely cover a portion of the cost).
  • Payment is expected at the time of appointment by check or cash. Please note that practitioner will not see clients for appointments if there is any outstanding balance.
  • General: Emails and messages left on work voice-mail will be checked during business hours, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, and returned by the end of the next business day.
  • Emergencies: For issues outside of business hours that cannot wait or for true emergencies call 911 or go to your local Emergency Room.
  • If the client does not come or cancels within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment, 100% of the fee will be charged.
  • The practitioner reserves the right to discharge clients from the practice at her discretion (for example, because the client needs support that is outside the scope of the practice, or because there have been multiple no-shows) and would then facilitate transition to new care.
  • Practice is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant.
  • Confidentiality is maintained with the following exceptions:
    • Communication with other health care providers (if the client agrees).
    • Interaction with family members (if the client agrees).
    • If the client is an immediate and significant danger to herself or to others.
    • If the practitioner learns of behaviors that may constitute legal child abuse or neglect.
    • If the client's ability to drive becomes an obvious and serious concern, the state requires that this be reported.
    • If the practitioner is court-ordered by a judge to provide information about the treatment (every attempt would be made to preserve confidentiality).
    • If a law enforcement official requires information to identify or locate a suspect, fugitive, material witness, or missing person.
  • Research/drug companies:
    • Practitioner maintains up-to-date knowledge through reading clinical literature that is peer-reviewed and non-industry biased (not funded by pharmaceutical companies).
    • Practitioner will not accept samples or other devices from pharmaceutical representatives.