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Privacy & Policy

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

Additional Office Policies and Procedures are as follows:
 

STANDARD FEE: The fee is $125 per session. Sessions are typically once a week. Frequency will be agreed upon between therapist and client.

 

PAYMENT: We appreciate your payment at the time of your consultation. Payments may be made in cash, credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express), or check made payable to TFC.

 

CANCELLATIONS: There are limited numbers of appointment spaces and there is a waiting list. Therefore, a twenty-four (24) hour notice is required for a cancellation, otherwise a fee of a session rate will be charged. This is a standard private practice policy.

 

MATERIALS: We gladly loan books, articles, and tapes. Please return all borrowed materials within a week, since others are often waiting for their return.

 

TESTING: Testing and/or other types of evaluation may be necessary. The charges for such testing varies with the test administered and are in addition to the psychotherapy charges.

 

INSURANCE: We are providers for several insurance companies and Employee Assistance Programs. However, it is the responsibility of the client to verify coverage and obtain authorization information prior to beginning counseling services


 

Terry Mashburn        205-276-2419

Brenda Mashburn    205-422-4697

Stephen  Long           205-800-8381

Nikki O'Dell                618-406-6640

Donna Marsh            205-253-5055