Scheduling an Appointment
If you have never called for mental health counseling you can expect a warm and friendly person in our office to help you figure out what works best for you. When you call we will ask you a little bit about what you are experiencing that has you seeking our help. We will try to pair you with the best therapist to meet your needs. We will take your contact information, any insurance information (if it applies), and a small fee via credit card to schedule your first appointment. Finally we will send an email with all the necessary forms to fill out such as an “intake form” that will help the clinician with your background information. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to your first appointment so that we can manage any necessary paperwork and so your clinician may look at your intake form before beginning your session.
Please use the form on this page, or call 703-665-0754 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. An office representative will contact you to confirm or schedule an appointment.
Cancelled and Missed Appointments
Each time slot is unique. Much like a massage appointment or concert ticket, we have set aside time and space for your appointment. There are no make-up appointments. You may cancel or reschedule appointments if we are given 24-hour advanced notice without financial penalty. If you cancel, reschedule, or miss an appointment with less than 24-hour notice, we will take a “no show” fee. Of course we understand that there are life emergencies and illnesses and we will consider the circumstances of why you might cancel with less than 24-hour notice on a case-by-case basis and that a doctor’s note may be required.
Your information will not be shared with anyone unless you have provided verbal or written permission to do so. However, to ensure safety there are some exceptions to this rule. Information that will be disclosed without your permission includes:
- You share information indicating intention to do serious physical harm to yourself or another person.
- You give information about child or elder abuse.
- A judge orders us to provide information about you.
- The insurance company which you have chosen to contract with requests information.
- If accounting needs to involve a third party in order for collection of fees to occur.
In the above exceptions the minimum amount of information will be provided to insure a person’s safety, comply with a judge’s order, or answer questions from the patient’s chosen insurance carrier.