FEES AND TERMS
At the initial consultation, we will explore your current issues, enquire about background history and establish the focus of therapy.
Fees for Counseling Services:
- $170 Individual and Couples Therapy
- $150 Coaching
- $100 Parenting Group
Therapy sessions last 1 hour and are held on a weekly basis. Weekly attendance is important for therapy to progress.
Payment is taken by the therapist at the end of each session. Cash and checks are accepted, but please make cash to Guzman Psychotherapy. Should you need to cancel or re-schedule your appointment please contact me 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled appointment. Cancellations, unkept appointments, or scheduling changes within 24 hours of the scheduled session will incur the full session fee. Clients who owe money and fail to make advance financial arrangements may be referred to a collection agency.Guzman Psychotherapy does not take insurance, but the receipt of services can be used to process your claim with your insurance provider.
I offer a percentage of my time for clients with financial need, therapy fees will be determined by therapist on a case-by-case basis. Special agreements and partnerships have been made with referring organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and the Latin American Association; please specify if you are being referred from those organizations and the name of your case worker.
- 9AM – 5PM
- 9AM – 9PM
Appointments are usually available within 24 hours.
On your first session, please arrive 30 prior to your scheduled appointment to complete intake forms.
- I may occasionally find it helpful to consult other counselors about a case. During a consultation, I make every effort to avoid revealing the identity of my client. The other professionals are also legally bound to keep the information confidential. If you don’t object, I will not tell you about these consultations unless I feel it is important for our work together. I will note all consultations in your Clinical Record.
- If a client threatens to harm himself/ herself, I may be obligated to seek hospitalization for him/her and/or to contact family members, or others who can help provide protection.
- If you are involved in a court proceeding and a request is made for information concerning my professional services, such information is protected by the therapist/client privilege law. I cannot provide any information without your written authorization, or a court order. If you are involved in or contemplating litigation, you should consult with your attorney to determine whether a court would be likely to order me to disclose information.
- If a government agency is requesting the information for health oversight activities, I may be required to provide it for them.
- If a client files a complaint or lawsuit against me, I may disclose relevant information regarding that client in order to defend myself.
- If a client files a worker’s compensation claim, and I am providing treatment related to the claim, I must, upon appropriate request, furnish copies of all medical reports and bills.
- If I have reason to believe that a child has been abused, the law requires that I file a report with the appropriate governmental agency, usually the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS).
- If I have reasonable cause to believe that a disabled adult or elder person has had a physical injury or injuries inflicted upon him or her, other than by accidental means, or that he or she has been neglected or exploited, I must report to an agency designated by the Department of Human Resources. Once I have filed such a report, I may be required to provide additional information.
- If I determine that a client presents a serious danger of violence to another, I may be required to take protective actions. These actions may include notifying the potential victim, and /or contacting the police, and/or seeking hospitalization for the patient.