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The Basics

This section is meant to provide you with basic information about the practice so that when you call to talk about using my services, we can focus on what you want to accomplish and how to make that happen.

Hours:

Office hours are as follows, with some variation as specific needs arise:
Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday – 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM

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Fees:

My fees are $170 per 45 minute hour except for court work ($200). Like most health care providers, I ask that you pay at the time of each session unless other arrangements have been made. While I am “out-of-network” for most insurance plans, let’s discuss how this translates in your case, as you may be pleasantly surprised. I am a provider for Tricare, Medicare and the various Georgia Medicaid plans.

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Messages:

The operators at my answering service automatically tape record the conversation with each caller. When I call for messages, I hear exactly the message you left, so the operator does not write the message.

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Emergencies:

In the unlikely event your situation is an emergency, the answering service will page me for an immediate call back. Please tell them your call is an emergency if you need to have me paged.

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E-mail, Cell Phones, and Fax:

If you plan to use fax or email to communicate with me, please be sure we discuss confidentiality and response time issues first. While I usually check e-mail several times a day, there are exceptions.

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What are the limits of confidentiality?

In Georgia, information given to a psychologist is termed "confidential," a legal term providing even more protection than "privileged" information. In essence, I am not allowed to share any information with anyone else without your written consent, with a few important exceptions:

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A Final Word:

Last and most important, therapy is a two-way process. In my office I keep the figure of a wizard holding a crystal ball to remind both of us that I don’t read minds. If there's something you want me to know about you or your family, or about how I'm working with you, please tell me. I see it as your job to tell me what you'd like to improve in your life (or your child's life), and my job to figure out how to help you make it happen.