Confidentiality and Privacy

I am strongly committed to maintaining your confidentiality and privacy.

  • I strictly conform to the HIPAA laws.

  • I will not discuss your case with anyone without your written consent with exceptions to legal limits of confidentiality.

  • My voicemail is password protected and accessible only to me.

  • All paper files are kept in a locked filing cabinet.

  • All electronic information is encrypted and stored on a secure computer.

  • E-mail is not a secure form of communication, and therefore, you should not include any sensitive clinical information in your messages to me.

Insurance and reimbursement

  • I accept private pay for therapy sessions, and do not take insurance, but some insurance companies provide out-of-network benefits and might reimburse some to all of your sessions. You would have to check with your insurance company (ask about out-of network benefits and tell them you are seeing a licensed clinical psychologist) to find out if this applies to you prior to our first meeting.

  • Medical reimbursement accounts: You can use a pre-tax health reimbursement account (HRA, also known as “flexible spending accounts”) to pay for my regular fee.

Hours and cancellation policy

  • I offer flexible daytime and evening hours between the hours of 12pm and 8pm. By appointment only (617-714-4058). Walk-in therapy is not available.

  • Twenty-four hour cancellation notice is required to avoid being charged for the full session. Please note that insurance companies do not reimburse for cancelled sessions; in case of less than 24 hour notice, you will be responsible for the full session fee.

  • If you cannot make it to the office in person, it is possible to do a session by phone (not on the first session); insurance companies generally do not reimburse for phone sessions.