Policies and Procedures

 

TELEPHONE CALLS / E-MAILS:
Calls and e-mails will be returned as soon as  possible.  If you have a psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go immediately to your local emergency room.

LENGTH OF SESSION:
Sessions are generally 45-50 minutes in length, although 60 minutes will be allotted for an initial intake  session.  

FEES AND PAYMENT:
Payments may be made via PayPal, Venmo, Cashapp, Cash, Credit and Debit  card.

 Racquel is  currently a provider for  Cigna,  and  Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plans  and also   has a sliding scale fee structure up to $200 for individual psychotherapy.   Group psychotherapy  is between $40-$60 per member.

Latifa is in the process of being credentialed with insurance and can see clients utilizing your out of network benefits.  Her fees are also sliding scale  up to $150.

Jennifer is not in network with insurance companies however she has a sliding fee structure from $50-$100.

 Payment is due before each appointment.  

For consultation services to organizations, the rate depends on how many participants and length of presentation or workshop.  Please contact Racquel at 347- 450-5744 for further information.

CANCELLATIONS AND MISSED APPOINTMENTS:
24 hours advance notice is required for cancellation of an appointment except in the case of emergency.  A fee of $50 will be charged for non emergency same day cancellations.

RELEASE OF INFORMATION:
All information obtained in the course of treatment is privileged and confidential. All releases of information require your permission in the form of a properly executed consent to release information.   

CONFIDENTIALITY
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. 

Exceptions include: Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, danger of homicidal action, or intention to harm others or self. If a client reports intent to harm his/her self, every effort will be made to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, the law requires further measures to be taken without their permission in order to ensure their sa

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