Getting

Started

What You'll Need

We’ll typically meet together once a week for 60 minutes, but you may benefit from meeting more or less often, depending on your therapeutic needs. I’ll help you coordinate everything so that you are up and running quickly, and I provide ongoing technical support. The ideal arrangement would be for you to use a desktop or laptop with your smartphone or tablet as backup, as this would give you more distance from the screen and the flexibility to move about as you would in a physical office. But if all you have is your phone, that’s fine too.

Privacy & Confidentiality

I take your desire for privacy seriously. I keep and store electronic clinical records for each client in a secure, Internet-based practice management system designed for healthcare practitioners. My email, text, fax, and payment vendors meet HIPAA standards, which means they shield all records from unauthorized use or disclosure. The computers on which these records are stored are kept in secure data centers, where various physical security measures are used to maintain the protection of the computers from physical access by unauthorized persons.

Payments & Insurance

 

As an independent provider, I'm able to offer you highly attentive healthcare to fit a variety of lifestyles and preferences. You'll have a number of options for paying for services, and I'll file your insurance claims. Please know that many insurers make little to no distinction between in-network and out-of-network services. Court-ordered treatment will have different financial arrangements with payment expected at the time of service. I accept credit, debit, and HSA/FSA cards and require one to be on file with my bank at all times. I'm unable to file Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, CHAMPVA, or workers' compensation claims.

Mac / PC computer + webcam

High-speed broadband Internet

Firefox or Chrome browser

Headphones

Smartphone / tablet (backup)

Printer / scanner (optional)

Private, quiet location

Disturbance-free hour

Consistent computer & Internet access

Familiarity with using computers

Government ID

Credit or debit card on file

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