About My Practice

Contacting Me:  You can reach me at (979)830-5850.  Leaving me a voicemail message is the best way and I will return calls as soon as possible.  You can also send me an email.  

Sessions:  The sessions are usually 50 to 55 minutes.  I can also do hour and a half sessions if it is deemed necessary.

Cancellation Policy:  If you need to reschedule an appoiintment, please call at least 24 hours in advance.  If you miss an appointment or cancel at the last minute, regular fees will be charged to you for that time.  Sudden emergencies or illness can be discussed.  If you know you will need to cancel, I would very much appreciate as much advance notice as possible.

Fees and Insurance:  My fee is $125.00 per session.  I do accept Medicare and most insurances.   I would ask that you call your insurance carrier to find out if counseling is covered & if you have a deductible or a co-pay before the first session.  I do provide sliding scale fees for those who do not have insurance or coverage for counseling.  Please call & we can discuss your particular situation.  Fees are required at the time of service.  I accept cash, checks or credit cards.

Legal:  I do not provide any type of legal services or court appearances.  The communitcation between the therapist and client is confidential.

Confidentiality:  The contents of a counseling session are considered to be confidential and protected by law, (Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).  Both verbal information and written records about a client cannot be shared with another party without the written consent of the client or the client's legal guardian.  It is my policy NOT to release any information without a signed release of information.  Noted exceptions are as follows:
Duty to Warn and Protect
*  In cases in which a client discloses or implies a plan for harming him or herself, the health care professional is required to notify legal authorities and make reasonable attempts to notify the family of the client. 
*  If a client discloses intentions or a plan to harm another person, the health care professional is required to warn the intended victim and report this information to legal authorities. 
*  The therapist is legally obligated to take action to protect a child, elderly person or disabled person from abuse by reporting the action to the appropriate state agency.

"The greatest tragedy in life is not what man suffers, but rather what he misses."
                                                                 ---Thomas Carlile