​Marni Amsellem, PhD

Therapy 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 $180 (per 45/ 50-minute session). I accept cash, check, or credit card, and collect payment at the time of service. 

Insurance 


I do not directly bill third parties for reimbursement, but am happy to provide billing summaries and statements should you wish to file with your insurance company for out-of-network benefits.


Online Therapy


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.


Cancellation Policy 


If you become unable keep an appointment, please contact me. My policy states 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, it is possible to conduct the session over the telephone or online. Appointments that have not been canceled are subject to the regular session fee. 


Communications


Email/ text messages are reserved for scheduling purposes only. Confidential information will not be communicated over email without your expressed consent, as it is not a secure form of communication. I respond to voicemail messages left in a timely manner and I check messages regularly. 

Emergencies

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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