Office Guidelines and Helpful InformationOfficeHipstamatic

Welcome to my practice. Whether you are a new or current client, this page has important information for you about my office guidelines. I encourage you to contact me and ask questions so that you can make informed decisions about your emotional health.

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel an appointment, please call at least 24 hour in advance. In cases of unforeseen emergencies, I make every effort to be flexible. I am happy to conduct a session by phone or video conference if you are unable to come to my office. Scheduled sessions not canceled within the 24 hour notice will be your responsibility.

Email or Texting Communication
Email and Texting are not considered private or confidential. While both can be efficient forms of communication, please consider the following issues:

  • If you request to communicate via email or text, it is possible that your communications could be received or viewed by a person other than the intended.
  • Every effort is made to have all incoming emails read within 48 hours. Since this is not always possible, please try to reach me by telephone if you have not received a response in the desired time frame.
  • Urgent matters should not be addressed in email.

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy
I follow professional code of conduct standards and state guidelines regarding privacy. All information is held in the strictest confidence. I will not release any information about you without your written permission. At times, it is helpful for me to speak to another professional, such as your primary care doctor or a psychiatrist, but to do that I will need to discuss it with you first and get your permission. There are, however, rare exceptions to confidentiality, as mandated by law. These exceptions include situations when someone is a threat to him/her self or others, or when there is an indication of suspected child abuse, dependent adult or elder abuse.

Fee and Payment
Fees will be discussed and agreed upon during our phone consultation. Individual sessions are generally 50 minutes long. Couple sessions are 60 minutes in duration. Cash, check and major credit cards (via PayPal or Square) are accepted for payment. To make a payment online with your credit card, click on Square’s “Provide Payment Online” button or PayPal’s ‘Pay Now’ Icon below and you will be taken to a secure website where you can complete the payment to me. I prefer payment to be made at or prior to the time of service. I do not participate with insurance panels, however many of my clients receive out of network reimbursement for their sessions. I can provide you with a statement at the end of each month that includes appropriate diagnostic codes for submitting an out of network claim.

Make a Payment
For your convenience, you can make a private and secure payment for your sessions either through Square or PayPal.

Use Square to provide payment through my secure, customized online marketplace.
Provide Payment Online

Use PayPal (you can enter a credit card without creating a PayPal account).