pricing and scheduling
Individual Counseling sessions (beginning at age 7) $70.00 (As of 1/1/19 becomes $75)
Couples and Family sessions $100 (As of 1/1/19 becomes $110)
My typical work hours are Monday-Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. but I have the option of being flexible. Let's talk about your needs!
Payment is expected at the time of your visit and can be made by cash, check or credit card. I am able to accept your Flexible Savings and Health Savings Account debit cards. I do not bill directly to your insurance company, but I am able to provide a receipt suitable for reimbursement (see below).
If you struggle with financing therapy, please take a look at OpenPathCollective.org to learn more about lower-cost services.
Forty-eight (48) hours notice is requested to cancel an appointment. Cancellation outside of this timeframe will result in a charge of the full session fee. Exceptions will be made for Travel Advisories, contagious illness and at my discretion. If a session is missed without any form of notice (no call, no show), the same charges will apply but a new appointment will not be made prior to the balance being satisfied. Exceptions will be made for hospitalization and at my discretion.
1 Wellness Way, Suite B, Bloomfield, NY 14469
Here are directions to my office - people have told me it's pretty easy to find so hopefully that will be true for you as well. Note that Wellness Way is more of a driveway than a road.
From Victor/Farmington- Take Route 444 into the village of Bloomfield. At the light (four corners with including a gas station/Dunkin) turn left onto Main St. Turn right after the Antique Depot and next warehouse onto Wellness Way at the sign for Lotus Grove.
From Canandaigua- Take Route 20 West to Route 444 into the village of Bloomfield. Turn right onto Main St. Follow above instructions.
When you arrive at Lotus Grove office building, enter the front door and turn right. You will find a cozy waiting area outside of my office which is Suite B. Have a seat and I will be out to greet you for your appointment!
Out of Network Insurance
For most companies I am considered an out of network provider. I have chosen not to be an in-network provider because the majority of clients pay less for appointments with this arrangement. To find out the specific details of your plan you just need to contact your insurance company and ask them:
1. Do I have out of network coverage for mental health benefits?
2. What is my deductible amount?
3. What is my reimbursement rate?
Your health record contains personal information about you and your health. This information about you that may identify you and that relates to your past, present or future physical or mental health or condition and related health care services is referred to as Protected Health Information (“PHI”). As a licensed master social worker in New York and as a member of the National Association of Social Workers, it is my practice to adhere to more stringent privacy requirements for disclosures without an authorization. The following language addresses these categories to the extent consistent with the NASW Code of Ethics and HIPAA.
Child Abuse or Neglect. I may disclose your PHI to a state or local agency that is authorized by law to receive reports of child abuse or neglect.
Judicial and Administrative Proceedings. I may disclose your PHI pursuant to a subpoena (with your written consent), court order, administrative order or similar process.
Deceased Patients. I may disclose PHI regarding deceased patients as mandated by state law. A release of information regarding deceased patients may be limited to an executor or administrator of a deceased person’s estate.
Medical Emergencies. I may use or disclose your protected health information in a medical emergency situation to medical personnel only in order to prevent serious harm. Our staff will try to provide you a copy of this notice as soon as reasonably practicable after the resolution of the emergency.
Family Involvement in Care. I may disclose information to close family members or friends directly involved in your treatment based on your consent or as necessary to prevent serious harm.
Health Oversight. If required, I may disclose PHI to a health oversight agency for activities authorized by law, such as audits, investigations, and inspections. Oversight agencies seeking this information include government agencies and organizations that provide financial assistance to the program (such as third-party payors based on your prior consent) and peer review organizations performing utilization and quality control.
Law Enforcement. I may disclose PHI to a law enforcement official as required by law, in compliance with a subpoena (with your written consent), court order, administrative order or similar document, for the purpose of identifying a suspect, material witness or missing person, in connection with the victim of a crime, in connection with a deceased person, in connection with the reporting of a crime in an emergency, or in connection with a crime on the premises.
Specialized Government Functions. I may review requests from U.S. military command authorities if you have served as a member of the armed forces, authorized officials for national security and intelligence reasons and to the Department of State for medical suitability determinations, and disclose your PHI based on your written consent, mandatory disclosure laws and the need to prevent serious harm.
Public Health. If required, I may use or disclose your PHI for mandatory public health activities to a public health authority authorized by law to collect or receive such information for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease, injury, or disability, or if directed by a public health authority, to a government agency that is collaborating with that public health authority.
Public Safety. I may disclose your PHI if necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of a person or the public. If information is disclosed to prevent or lessen a serious threat it will be disclosed to a person or persons reasonably able to prevent or lessen the threat, including the target of the threat.
Research. PHI may only be disclosed after a special approval process.
Verbal Permission. I may also use or disclose your information to family members that are directly involved in your treatment with your verbal permission.
With Authorization. Uses and disclosures not specifically permitted by applicable law will be made only with your written authorization, which may be revoked.