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Fees & Policies

Fees

A standard 50 minute session is $120.  On occasion clients may desire more time.  While typically this needs to be scheduled in advance, if time permits, clients may be given the option to extend the session for an additional fee.

Everyone deserves to receive the care they need, and I offer financial assistance for those unable to cover the standard rate. If desired, please ask for an application for financial assistance.

Payment is due at the time service is provided.  Please come to your session prepared to pay with check, cash, or credit card so we can focus both of our attention on therapy.

If you were unable to pay at the time of your session, you can make a payment here :

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Insurance

I do not bill insurance directly but am happy to provide a monthly statement of charges that you can submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement. It is your responsibility to understand what your insurance covers for counseling. 



Confidentiality

Confidentiality is integral to building a foundation of trust and honesty so that you can get the most out of your time in therapy. All client-therapist communication is considered strictly confidential and privileged information. There are a few legal exceptions to this rule that are outlined in the Informed Consent you sign prior to beginning therapy; however, it is important to note that your privacy is very important to me.  In a small town like Port Townsend, this sometimes requires additional steps.  Port Townsend Family Therapy is located discreetly in the Baker Block Building on Taylor Street.  There is a waiting area for you utilize prior to your scheduled appointment, and there are several coffee shops within a block of the office if you'd rather relax anonymously and receive a call on your cell phone when I'm available for your session.  We will discuss confidentiality in greater detail at your first session, but please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns before then.


Important Note to Minors and their Parents

It is the goal of counseling to facilitate safe, constructive communication between parents and their children.  I cannot violate the confidentiality of a minor, even if information shared by the minor would be of concern to the parents; however, minors need to be aware that parents must be informed if information is disclosed that may be significantly dangerous to the minor.  Minors 13 and older do not need the consent of a parent or guardian prior to beginning therapy.