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I do not participate on managed care panels, but most health insurance policies have out-of-network benefits that will provide reimbursement. My standard fee for individual psychotherapy is $140 per hour. Fees are due at the beginning of each session. I provide monthly receipts for insurance reimbursement upon request. For insurance to reimburse, a diagnosis will likely be required. This is something to be discussed, so that we can weigh the advantages and disadvantages of using your insurance.
Your therapy is confidential. Under the law, confidentiality is not absolute. Exceptions include: 1) mandated reporting of suspected child or elder abuse;
2) reporting imminent danger to you or others; 3) reporting information required by a court of law; 4) providing information required by your insurance company; 5) in defending a claim brought by you. Should any of these exceptions arise, I will do all I can to protect your confidentiality. I answer my own phone calls and schedule my appointments. No one else will be involved with your therapy, although I might on occasion consult with other therapists regarding treatment concerns. If this occurs, all identifying client information is kept confidential. I will not send information or speak with an insurer or other third parties without your knowledge and consent.
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Clients are responsible for the fee if 24-hours notice of cancellation has not been given.
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Oregon. My Oregon license number is #2999. As a licensee, I will abide by all relevant state statues, rules, and ethical codes. You may contact the Oregon State Board of Clinical Social Workers with questions: (503)378-5735.