Office Policy Statement
- Services are billed on a sliding fee scale based on annual household income and family size
- If you would like to take advantage of the sliding scale fee, you will need to decide what an affordable fee is for you within the range that I provide
- I am currently not taking insurance, I will be happy to discuss with you the pros and cons of billing your insurance company for mental health counseling
I respect your right to privacy and hold information that you discuss in strict confidence. No information about you will be disclosed unless you have signed a written release, except for in the following circumstances:
If you threaten grave bodily harm to yourself or another, or if you are unable to care for yourself, I am legally responsible to inform the appropriate authorities, and the intended victim.
If I hear of or suspect physical abuse or neglect, or sexual abuse, I am required to report this information.
I seek supervision and consultation to ensure the quality of my work. These are done under strictly professional and confidential circumstances.
Scheduling and Cancellations:
If you miss a scheduled session with less than 24 hours’ notice, you will be charged for that session. If you need to change a scheduled session, the sooner you let me know the better, as I will more likely be able to find you another appointment time.
When leaving a message please indicate several good times when I can call you and include your phone number. There is no charge for business & scheduling phone calls.
If you have a mental health crisis or an emergency that requires immediate medical attention, please contact the Crisis Line of Grays Harbor at (360) 532-4357. You may also call 911 or go to the emergency room at the nearest hospital.