HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
A standard therapy session lasts 45min.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
If financial hardship interferes with your ability to pay for treatment, a sliding scale may be offered. Sliding scale appointments are offered on a limited basis and require income verification.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT?
Please understand that when you forget, cancel, or change your appointment without enough notice, we miss the opportunity to fill that time, and clients on my wait list miss the opportunity to receive services. Appointments cancelled with less with than 24 hours’ notice may be subject to charge.
HOW DOES CONFIDENTIALITY WORK?
We are legally prohibited from revealing to another person that you are in treatment, nor can we reveal what you have discussed in any way that identifies you without your written permission by way of a signed Authorization to Disclose Medical Records. Your communications with me will become part of a clinical record of treatment, and it is referred to as Protected Health Information (PHI). Confidentially may be broken when an individual poses as a danger to self or others.
WHAT IS AN LCSW?
Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) are master's level practitioners recognized throughout the United States. In broadest terms, LCSW's are clinicians who are trained to look at psychological issues in a more social context: for example, the effect of poverty and prejudice on identity and achievement. Graduate coursework includes diagnosing/assessment, client advocacy, consultation, evaluation, research and therapeutic interventions. All LCSW must complete 3,000 hours of supervised hours prior to independent practice.
WHAT IS A CPRP?
The Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner credential (CPRP) is a test-based certification that fosters the growth of a qualified, ethical, and culturally diverse psychiatric rehabilitation workforce through enforcement of a practitioner code of ethics. Currently there are CPRPs with PhDs to GEDs, occupational therapists to peer specialists, social workers to caseworkers and so many more, all of whom share a commitment to the fundamental principle that recovery from serious mental illness is possible.