And Interview Information
You are welcome to interview without charge. It's not a therapy session,
but a chance for you to evaluate me. It's essential that you are
confident in the quality and compassion of your therapist, whether
you've been referred to them or not. I'll answer questions about
my training, background, life experiences, whatever is important
to you and will help you reach an informed decision about selecting
a therapist. It is well worth it to hire the best therapist you
Should you wish to set up an appointment, please contact me via the
Note: If you are in need of immediate life threatening medical or
psychological attention please call 911 or proceed to a hospital.
Please note: I am required to provide this notice
by new federal legislation [the Health Insurance Portability and
The privacy of information sent via email cannot be guaranteed.
I encourage you to consider this fact before communicating anything
to me over the Internet that you would prefer to keep confidential.
According to HIPAA, I am not permitted to communicate with you via
email about anything that would be considered Protected Health Information
(PHI), that is, information that may identify you and that relates
to your past, present or future physical or mental health/condition
and related physical or mental health care services. That is why
I can only include information about appointment scheduling, location
of my office, and matters relating to my policies and procedures
in emails I send to clients or prospective clients.
In all professional relationships related to your physical or mental
health, you have the right to adequate notice of how your Protected
Health Information (PHI) may be used and disclosed. Your PHI can
only be used without your specific authorization for purposes of
treatment, payment, or health care operations, for the coordination
and management of health care among your health care providers, by
a health care provider with a third party (e.g., an insurance company),
for consultations between your health care providers, and for referrals
for health care from one provider to another. Any violation of your
rights can be reported to the Office of Civil Rights of U.S. Dept.
of Health and Human Services.
Typically, mental health care practitioners offer more protection
of your PHI than current law requires. If we establish a professional
relationship, I will provide you with more detailed information about