FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need therapy? I can usually handle my own problems.
Psychologists and other behavioral health therapists can provide emotional support, coping skills, strategies for managing stress, and research supported treatments for anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, unresolved childhood issues, and other psychological disorders.
A therapist can help you with a fresh way of dealing with a difficult problem and teach research supported techniques for changing unhelpful and often self defeating patterns of thinking and behaving. How well this works depends on how committed you are to working with a therapist to solve these problems and move forward in your life.
What about confidentiality?
One of the benefits of seeking the help of a therapist is the assurance of privacy. Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without your written permission.
There are exceptions to this law, all of which must be disclosed to clients. They include:
In the event of suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, a practitioner is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person(s), the practitioner is required to notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, the practitioner is required to take measures to ensure their safety.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, I am an In-Network Provider for: Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
I will verify your insurance benefits & be happy to bill them on your behalf. Policies vary so you may have a copay or have to meet a deductible before your insurance provider will pay.
What if I have a different insurance provider?
If you have a different insurance provider, you may be eligible for reimbursement of a percentage of your paid fees if you have Out-of-Network benefits.
Please check with your provider to find out what your out-of-network benefits are. After each prepaid session, I can provide you with the documentation you would submit to obtain reimbursement directly from your insurance provider.
Do you accept Medicare?
I do not participate in any Medicare plans but I am happy to provide services on a private-pay basis.
Are you offer appointments via Telehealth?
Yes, for duration of the Covid 19 health crisis, I am providing services only via teleconferencing.
How can I make an appointment?
Please select that option from the navigation bar above. I will send you an invitation to the client portal and you will be contacted about dates and times that are available for your initial appointment.
What is your cancellation Policy?
To change or cancel your appointment, please provide at least 24 hours notice to avoid being charged a fee. I do not overbook, so your appointment time is reserved only for your visit. By providing at least 24 hours notice before a change or cancellation, I can make that time available to others.
Old Town Scottsdale: 4300 N. Miller Rd, Suite 110-11, Scottsdale AZ 85251
(Executive Suites Lobby entrance is located directly in front of the north parking area.)