My psychotherapy fee structure is based on a 50-minute hour, for which I charge $200. A 60-75-minute initial intake session is $300. Fees are collected at the end of each session and can be made by cash, check, or credit card. A pro-rated fee will be charged for emergency telephone sessions.
To facilitate the openness that is a key facet of the psychotherapy relationship, the client must be able to trust that the information shared in the therapy session will be held in the strictest confidence. As such, I am ethically bound to protect the confidentiality of my patients. However, it is important to clarify that there are legal and ethical limits to a patient’s right to confidentiality. That is, I am required to breach confidentiality in cases in which a patient appears to present a physical danger to himself or another person or in which a child or elderly adult has been abused or neglected.
My policy regarding canceling appointments was developed to protect both therapist and client. Because it can be difficult to fill a time slot when an appointment has been canceled at last minute, should you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, you will be expected to provide at least 48 hours notice or you will be charged for the time slot that had been reserved for you.