I abide by all North Carolina laws pertaining to the practice of psychology and I strive to meet the guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association in the Code of Ethics for psychologists. I comply with state requirements for continuing education as a Licensed Psychologist. I participate in at least two peer consultation groups which meet at least monthly. These challenge me to continue growing personally and as a clinician. As recommended in my training, I also participate in personal psychotherapy on a regular basis to continue my growth as a person and as a psychotherapist.
My voicemail is confidential. My email is not encrypted. So please keep your email inquiries short. Medical records are maintained in paper files, are kept confidential, are secured and are securely stored for the period of time required in compliance with state laws. Credit and other plastic card payments are received in compliance with federal laws.
I will discuss my fees with you before services are rendered. Total costs for your therapy cannot be quoted, since I don't know in advance how long your treatment will be. However, we can discuss at any time in the course of your therapy how long it might take to work on and achieve your stated goals.
Insurance claims can take time to be paid and there are sometimes delays in determining your balance due or credit balance. If you believe your charges are wrong, please contact me immediately to straighten it out. It is yours and my shared responsibility to determine what is your part and what is your insurance company's part.
If you have questions about confidentiality, privacy, or financial disclosure, please ask me.
If you are ready to call, good for you! Here is the number: 704-776-6438.