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 or for shorter or longer sessions 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. I will file your insurance claims, so that after your initial session, you'll only be responsible (in most cases) for your deductible and co-pay/coinsurance. It's important to know that many plans make little to no distinction between in-network and out-of-network services! Court-ordered treatment will have different financial arrangements with full 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. If you have Federal BCBS, you may need to obtain a waiver to access my services.
Mac / PC computer + webcam
High-speed broadband Internet
Firefox or Chrome browser
Smartphone / tablet (backup)
Printer / scanner (optional)
Private, quiet location
Consistent computer & Internet access
Familiarity with using computers
Credit or debit card on file