Policies

POLICIES

APPOINTMENTS
Sessions are available Monday through Friday by appointment. As well, evening and weekend sessions are available for your convenience. Please call 650.619.9942 for your fifteen minute complimentary phone consultation. Together we can determine if I can assist with your goals!

CONFIDENTIALITY
All information disclosed within sessions and the written records pertaining to those sessions are confidential and may not be revealed to anyone without your written permission, except where disclosure is required by law.

When Disclosure is Required by Law: Some of the circumstances where disclosure is required by the law are where there is a reasonable suspicion of child, dependent, or elder, abuse or neglect and/or when a client presents a danger to self, to others, to property, or is gravely disabled.

When Disclosure May be Required: Disclosure may be required pursuant to legal proceedings. If you place your mental status at issue in litigation initiated by you, the defendant may have the right to obtain the psychotherapy record and/or therapeutic testimony. In couple and family therapy, or when different family members are seen individually, confidentiality and privilege may not apply between the couple or among family members. Clinical judgment will be used when revealing such information. Records will not be released to any outside party unless authorization to do so is obtained by all adult family members who were part of treatment.

TELEPHONE CONSULTATION & EVALUATION PROCESS
You are invited to contact Blue Lotus Connection any time they can be of help. Blue Lotus Connection clinicians are available to speak with you by phone for 15 – 20 minutes without charge to answer questions and assess the therapeutic fit.

The first two to three sessions are used to evaluate, assess, and develop collaborative treatment goals for your work in therapy.

FEES
Sliding Scale Fees are offered for extenuating circumstances; please inquire today.

SERVICE DURATION FEE*
Initial Phone Assessment 15 – 20 min $ 0.00
     
Evaluation & brief therapy 45 – 50 min $200.00
     
Long term therapy 45 – 50 min $200.00
Long term therapy 20 – 25 min $100.00
     
Life Coaching 45 – 50 min $400.00
Life Coaching 20 – 25 min $200.00
     
Organizational Consultation 45 – 50 min $400.00
Organizational Group Training Half day / 3 hrs $300.00
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*Fees subject to change

PAYMENT & INSURANCE
Payment is due prior to the start of each session. Insurance is not accepted directly; however, an itemized invoice will be provided on a monthly basis that can be submitted for reimbursement. Because insurance companies set the rules for reimbursement, your individual insurance company will determine your eligibility for reimbursement. It is recommended that you apply for reimbursement through your personal insurance.

CANCELLATION
Appointments need to be rescheduled and cancelled at times. Please call as soon as possible. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy which means if an appointment is not rescheduled or cancelled 48 hours before the appointment, you will be responsible for payment of the full fee and the appointment will be charged to your account.

 

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