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  • Goals of Counseling

    There can be many goals for the counseling relationship. Some of these may be long term goals such as improving the quality of your life, learning to live with mindfulness and self-actualization. Others may be more immediate goals such as decreasing anxiety and depression symptoms, developing healthy relationships, changing behavior or decreasing or ending substance use. Whatever the goals for counseling, they will be set by you according to what you want to achieve.

  • Confidentiality

    If you wish to have information released, you will be required to sign a consent form before such information will be released. There are some limitations to confidentiality to which you need to be aware. Counselors are required by law to release information when the client poses a risk to themselves or others and in cases of abuse to children, the disabled or the elderly.

  • Insurance

    If you have a health insurance policy, it will usually provide some coverage for mental health treatment. With your permission, we will assist you to the extent possible in filing claims and ascertaining information about your coverage, but you are responsible for knowing your coverage and for letting us know when your coverage changes.

  • Cancellation Policy

    All sessions are by appointment only. Appointments will ordinarily be 55 minutes in duration, once per week at an agreed-upon time, although some sessions may be more or less frequent as needed. The time scheduled for your appointment is assigned to you and you alone. If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, you must provide 24 hour notice. If you miss a session without canceling, or cancel with less than 24 hour notice, you may be required to pay for the session unless we agree that you were unable to attend due to circumstances beyond your control. It is important to note that insurance companies do not provide reimbursement for cancelled sessions. Consequently, you will be responsible for the cancellation fee. In addition, you are responsible for coming to your session on time; if you are late, your session will still need to end on time.