I’ve never considered therapy before. Why would it be a good option for me now?
Ask yourself, why wouldn't I deserve this investment in myself? Those who ask for help know that they are no longer able or willing to handle their problems on their own. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason aren’t working right now, but all is not lost. During sessions, you will learn to identify new coping skills and tap into newfound strengths.
Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues, but in conjunction with effective coping skills, you can start to see real progress. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Working with a mental health professional is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.
How does the therapeutic process work?
I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs. Each person has different concerns and goals for therapy, and therefore we use a flexible approach to therapy depending on the individual.
How long will it take?
Everyone’s circumstances are unique to him, her or them, and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer.
I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
Your active participation and dedication to consistently working toward your goals outside of the therapy session are crucial to your success. After all, sessions are usually once a week for 1 hour and there are 168 hours in a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development. Be open to support groups, specific evaluations, and possibly medication management to assist in your healing journey.
I understand that everyone has unexpected changes to their schedule, from time to time. With more than 24 hours’ notice, I am happy to try to accommodate your schedule to the best of my ability. However, if you need to cancel or reschedule a session, I ask that you provide one day's (24 hours) notice. If you miss a session without canceling or cancel with less than 24 business hours’ notice, the policy is to collect the full amount of the appointment fee.
If staff members are occupied with another client’s matter, they might not answer the phone. In these cases, please leave a voicemail including your name, phone number, and your reason for calling, and a staff member will return your call within one business day.
If you need to contact us, please use the contact information below:
Please note that by communicating through email, text, or fax, you are granting permission to Preserving My Peace Mental Health Solutions L.L.C. to respond on the same platform, which may not be HIPPA compliant, despite the inherent risks of breach of confidentiality.
Billing and Payments:
Payment for each session is expected at the time of the appointment. PMP will ask that you keep a credit card on file in our secure electronic vault that will be used for each session, as well as missed appointments and late cancellations.
If you have any questions about our billing and payments process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees are based on the level of training, experience, and on services provided. Professional services other than assessment, and therapy, that might incur fees can include report writing, telephone conversations lasting longer than 10 minutes, consulting with other professionals with your permission, preparation of records or treatment summaries, and time spent performing any other service that you or another entity involved in your care may request.
We will discuss our fees with you on our brief, initial, phone consultation, which we do free of charge. Payment for services is expected before each session. We expect all payments to be transacted via cash or credit card.
Privacy & HIPPA
At PMP we take your privacy very seriously.
The law protects the privacy of all communications between a client and mental health provider. In most situations, your provider can only release information about your treatment to others if you sign a written authorization form that meets certain legal requirements imposed by the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).
HIPAA is a federal program that requests that all medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by us in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally be kept properly confidential. HIPPA gives you, the client, the right to understand and control how your protected health information (“PHI”) is used. HIPAA provides penalties for covered entities that misuse protected health information.
For more information about HIPAA, your rights as a client, or limits to confidentiality, please visit www.hhs.gov.