PROFESSIONAL FEES :
Initial Psychiatric Evaluation for
Individuals/Couples/Family : 60-70 minutes
Couples/Family Psychotherapy/ Pharmacological
Management 60-70 minutes.
Individual Psychotherapy/Pharmacological Management 50-60 minutes
Individual Psychotherapy/Pharmacological Management 20-30 minutes.
Telephone Consultations with another Professional (minimum)
Professional Letter (minimum)
Form Completion: These include any disability, leave from work
Return to work, or any other forms requested by you or a third party.
**There is no charge for
a simple Back To Work/Back to School form.**
Payments for all charges are due in full at the time of service.
For your convenience we accept cash, check and All Major Credit Cards
Visa/Master Card, American Express, Discovery
No insurance is accepted. However, you will be provided with all the
necessary information with instructions for you to file. Most insurance
do not cover couple or family counseling. Please check with your
insurance company on what types of counseling your policy allows. Also,
insurance companies will not reimburse you for missed appointments or late
cancellations, form completions or letters. Those charges will always be
CALLING AFTER HOURS OR ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS
: This should be utilized for urgent situations only. If you call, you
must leave a message with a call back phone number and reason for
calling. Calls should last no more than 10 minutes. For any call or
after-hour refills, you will be charged $25.00.
ONE-TIME VISITS AND AUTOMATIC TERMINATION OF SERVICES:
For a one-time consultation or if at the first visit, we decide not to
pursue initiation of treatment, no patient relationship is formed and you
will not be considered an established patient. You will not receive any
written termination letter. If you have not been seen in 12 months or it
has been at least 12 months from the date of your last prescription, your
services will be automatically terminated. If you decide to come back for
a visit, you will be charged the initial evaluation rate, rather than a
follow up visit rate.
PRIVACY ISSUES AND REQUEST OF MEDICAL RECORDS:
You have the right to ask for your medical records. You must sign a
Release of Information Request. Request must be in writing. The charge
for coping or faxing your medical record is $30.00 for the first 10 pages
and $1.00 per page thereafter. This charge must be paid in advance. We
are not responsible for records that have been released from this office.
We have the legal right to refuse to release any medical records if it is
not in your best interest. It takes up to 10 business days to have
We strongly advise against bringing forth your mental health information
in any legal case. You have the right to block your mental health records
from being brought into any legal case by asking your attorney to write a
letter to the judge asking that these records be barred from legal
inquiry. This is your right. However, if you chose to bring your records
into a legal case, please understand that once you allow mental health
records to be opened in a legal case, there is no more confidentiality.
Also, if I am brought into court for any reason, you will be charged
$300.00/hour. You will be asked to give a retainer fee of $3,000.00 in
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have
not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay
the full cost of the session.
Request a therapy appointment online here .
Please note that I hold the right to deny services to anyone who I believe I
am unable to give proper treatment. Office hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Monday
thru Thursday. If at any time you need immediate assistance, please go to
your local emergency room or call 911. Additional resources: MHMR Crisis
Hotline 512-472-4357; Suicide Hotline 1-800 suicide; AA Hotline
Questions? Please contact me for further information.