The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- 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: For individual adults and couples the fee is $125 per 50-55 minute session. For children, 15 and under, sessions are $60 per 45 minutes. Sessions are typically once a week.
PAYMENT: We appreciate your payment at the time of your consultation, unless other arrangements have previously been made. Payments are acceptable 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 (BCBS, American Behavioral Health, Value Options, Behavior Health Services, CIGNA, etc.) However, it is the responsibility of the client to verify coverage and obtain authorization information prior to beginning counseling services
Terry Mashburn 205-279-2419
Brenda Mashburn 205-422-4697
Stephen Long 205-800-8381
Nikki O'Dell 618-406-6640
Donna Marsh 205-253-5055