Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will everything I discuss with my therapist be kept confidential?
A: All communications between you and your therapist will be held in strict confidence unless you provide written permission to release information about your treatment. Even communications between therapists and clients who are minors (under the age of 18) are confidential. However, parents and other guardians who provide authorization for their child’s treatment are often involved in the treatment. Consequently, your therapist, in the exercise of his or her professional judgment, may discuss the treatment progress of a minor patient with the parent or caretaker. However, there are exceptions to confidentiality. For example, therapists are required to report instances of suspected child or elder abuse. Therapists may also be required or permitted to break confidentiality when they have determined that a patient presents a serious danger of physical violence to another person or when a patient is dangerous to him or herself. In addition, a federal law known as The Patriot Act of 2001 requires therapists (and others) in certain circumstances, to provide FBI agents with books, records, papers, and documents and other items and prohibits the therapist from disclosing to the patient that the FBI sought or obtained the items under the Act.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: Payment is accepted at the time of service in the form of cash, check, or Chase Quickpay. Receipts can be provided upon request for clients to submit to their insurance provider for reimbursement. However, I do not work directly with any insurance providers.