Preliminaries: Please note that there are some forms to be completed prior to our first meeting.

Overview: Our first meeting will be a 1hr 40min consultation which will allow us to thoroughly review your background. By doing this, we can establish a context from which to understand your current symptoms and can develop a plan together. Understanding your unique life experience is critical to putting together an effective course of action that meets your specific circumstances and needs. My holistic approach to care includes not only a psychological assessment but an indepth evaluation of one’s physical health, nutritional status and social history. At the end of our first meeting I will make some recommendations to you that may include psychotherapy, medications, or a combination of the two. It will also be important for each of us to determine if we are a “good fit” to work together. If we decide that we are not a good fit, I am happy to assist you with referrals to other providers in our community. If we decide to work together we will determine a schedule of appointments based on need and availability.

Setting: As a solo practitioner with a home office, I am able to provide you with the highest level of confidentiality and privacy. All records are available only to me. I have no administrative assistance and I answer each phone call personally. I return calls as quickly as possible, most within the same day. There are no levels of bureaucracy since you communicate directly with me.

Fees: My practice operates on a fee for service basis. I do not accept insurance. However, I do provide bills with billing codes that you can submit to your insurance company if you choose to do so. Actual fees may be found on the Patient Information form.

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