What is your cancellation/missed appointment policy?
I require a 24-hour notice for all cancellations. Failure to cancel within that time frame results in a charge of your full session fee.
Are telephone sessions available if I am not able to make my appointment in person?
Yes, I am able to do phone sessions if you are unable to attend a session.
If distance counseling is a preference for you, I am able to offer video and/or telephone sessions for residents of Florida and Wisconsin. Please look under the Video/Telephone Sessions section of this website for additional information.
What are the confidentiality standards you are required to meet?
Hipaa law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without a client’s written permission. Exceptions to this law include the following:
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
What is your availability?
I usually see clients from 10am-6pm on Monday — Friday.
Saturday and Sunday appointments can be arranged at the higher fee of $175 – 60 minutes. If this is of interest to you, I’d be happy to talk with your further.
What age range of clients do you see?
I work with individuals, ages 13+.
I will on occasion see children younger than 13 years old depending upon the maturity level of the child. I feel that younger, less mature children do best in a play therapy setting. Play therapy allows children to communicate and work through issues in a manner that is much more effective and in line with where they are at developmentally.
How do I book an appointment?
You can leave me a detailed message on my confidential voicemail that includes your name, telephone number and the best time to reach you. You can also send this information to me via message with using the form on the right of this page.