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Appointments and office policies
What To Expect at Your First Appointment
Before we meet in person, we typically have a brief phone or email consultation to discuss your goals are for therapy and to schedule a time for us to meet in person. I will ask for you to complete the new Patient Information Form which I will collect when we meet. During our first meeting we will talk more in depth, collaboratively identify your needs and goals, and develop a treatment plan based on your needs.
Fees and Payment
My individual therapy hourly rate is $175 (per 45/ 50-minute session). Cash, check, or credit card are accepted for payment which is collected at the time of service. Please make checks payable to Marni Amsellem, Ph.D.
While I do not directly bill third parties for reimbursement, I provide billing summaries and statements should you wish to file with your insurance company for out-of-network benefits.
I meet virtually with clients through a HIPAA-secure online therapy platform. We can work together if you are located in New York State or Connecticut. This can be a useful option because it eliminates geographic or transportation challenges. Additionally I offers greater schedule flexibility with online therapy.
If you become unable keep an appointment, please contact me. My policy is to maintain a 24 hour cancellation window. You must cancel an appointment that you cannot keep at least 24 hours before the appointment time. When challenges (e.g. illness, weather, etc.) prohibit meeting in person for your appointment, it may be possible to conduct the session over the telephone. Appointments that have not been canceled are subject to the regular session fee.
Email/ text messages are reserved for scheduling purposes only. Confidential information will not be communicated over email without your consent, as it is not a secure form of communication. I respond to voicemail messages left in a timely manner and check messages regularly.
In the event of an emergency, please dial 911, call your local crisis line, or proceed to an emergency room. Contacting me directly is not reliable in the case of emergencies.
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