confidentiality

Medical records are not as confidential as many people believe.  For this reason, I do not submit diagnoses to insurance companies.  Indeed, my overarching emphasis on Positive Psychology, in which the issues people present are NOT considered pathological, prevents this.  I believe that people have the right to speak privately with a therapist and not have that information shared with companies that may scrutinize this information detrimentally.  We live in an age where too much of our personal information is available through technological means.

I seek to maintain the ultimate in privacy for my clients by not participating in this mode of information sharing.  For these reasons, I do not accept insurance payments for services; however I do have a sliding-scale rate that people find affordable.