FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much do you charge?
Where is your office?
My office is on the east side of Providence, RI at 1 Richmond Square, Suite 103k. The parking lot near the park is closest to the suite (west facing). I typically look for you for your first visit.
Initial Visit is 60 minutes for $150.
Follow up visits are 45-minutes, $100 for individuals and $120 for family or couples
All groups are $25 at the door, $20 if registered online or $80.00 a month with group pass. (Insurance is not accepted for groups)
Do you take insurance?
Yes! Blue Cross and Blue Shield, United Health, Optum, Harvard Pilgrim & Tufts
Client is responsible for all co-pays, deductible and/or claims denials as indicated by their policy.
READ OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT INSURANCE HERE
How do I pay for my sessions?
Payment is expected at the time of service and I accept all major credit cards including HSA cards, cash and personal checks. You can also leave your credit card on file on my online client portal. This has the capability to securely store your card number which can be automatically charged for your sessions. You have access to these receipts at any time.
What is the free initial phone consultation?
The 10-20 minute free phone consultation is an opportunity for me to get an idea of what issues you would like to address in therapy and for us to get to know one another a bit. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about my work, background and the therapeutic process (and anything else you can think of). This conversation allows us the chance to connect and decide whether we are a good fit to work together.
Do you keep what we discuss in therapy confidential?
As a Mental Health Counselor, I am bound by law to confidentiality. That means is that anything we discuss in person or in any communication can not be discussed with anyone else without your written consent. I even go as far as to warn those I work with to not take offense that should I see them out in public, I will not acknowledge them since, I view that as a break in confidentiality (not to mention putting you in an awkward position!)
There are 4 limits to confidentiality in which I may have to break confidentiality as required by law:
You tell me about any child or elder currently being abused.
You tell me you are going to hurt someone else.
You indicate that you are seriously considering suicide.
I am ordered by a court of law to turn over my clinical notes.
If you choose to use insurance, however, please understand that they too will have access to my clinical notes about our conversations. Learn more here.