Frequently Asked Questions

Intake session: $350

Regular 50-minute session: $275

2-Hour EMDR processing session: $700

Supplemental services:
Letters and form completion ($165 per 30 min)
Between session email contact outside scheduling ($83 per 15 min)

Payment is due in full via credit or debit card at date of service.

I do not accept any form of insurance. However, if you have insurance that covers out-of-network therapy sessions, will be glad to generate a receipt (superbill) with date of service, diagnosis, tax ID, NPI number, and other information the insurance company needs to reimburse you if they cover our session(s). Please note that submitting a superbill for your insurance claim means that I will need to give you a mental health diagnosis.

I provide therapy for adults, adolescents and children (age 8 and up) who reside in the state of Florida.

I am licensed in the state of Florida only and cannot provide therapy to clients who live in any of the other 49 states outside of Florida.

I currently do not conduct in-person therapy. I exclusively see clients via a secure, HIPAA-compliant, and easy to use telehealth video platform (similar to Zoom or Skype) that is designed specifically for healthcare use to keep your privacy preserved and sessions confidential. Due to the need for the establishment of a face-to-face client/practitioner relationships, telephone appointments are only available for established clients.

Please note:
Online therapy requires you to have a high-speed internet connection for uninterrupted and clear therapy sessions.

Individual therapy sessions are 50 minutes, which is the industry standard. If we decide to do an EMDR processing session, it is 2 hours long.

I am not a medical doctor and therefore do not prescribe any type of medication. Many of my clients find medication helpful, but many of them also progress well in therapy without medication. If you would like to be evaluated for psychiatric medication, I can refer you to a qualified psychiatrist. If you are already taking medication, I can coordinate care with your doctor.

I require a 24-hour cancellation notice for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday appointments in order to provide me the time needed to call my other clients or wait list to fill the appointment slot. For Monday appointments, I require a notice of cancellation the previous Friday before 5 PM. If the required advance notice is not provided, a cancellation fee will be charged in the same amount as the session rate.

Late arrivals in excess of 15 minutes will be considered a no-show. The session will be canceled and you will be charged the full session rate.

Although there are many advantages to online therapy (it is convenient, effective, saves on travel time and keeps us safe form infectious diseases such as COVID-19) it is not for everyone. Online therapy, also known as teletherapy, works best for those with mild to moderate symptoms.

Online therapy is not recommended for people who:

  • Are suicidal or in crisis
  • Are not comfortable using technology
  • Do not have a quiet, private place to have their sessions. 

 

In general, HIPAA laws protect the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. However, there are some exceptions to this rule as required by law.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. I am required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. I am required to notify the police.

If a client intends to harm himself or herself. I will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, he or she might need to be involuntarily hospitalized.

The first step of your journey in therapy is often the hardest.

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