WELCOME TO THE COUNSELING OFFICE OF LADUE COUNSELING SERVICES PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING
Mental Health Services: Mental Health Therapy is not easily
described in general terms. It varies depending upon the personalities of both the
counselor and the client as well as any particular problems brought forth
during counseling. There are many treatment modalities for psychological
problems and we will work together to determine the best modality to use.
Psychotherapy requires clients to be actively involved in treatment. In order
for therapy to be the most successful, you will need to make a conscious effort
to work on issues brought forth in sessions both during our sessions and on
your own. Our first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs. By
the end of the evaluation, we will be able to offer you first impressions and a
treatment plan. If you decide to continue therapy, please note that therapy
involves a large commitment of time, money and energy. We will do our best to
make your counseling experience a profound one.
Sessions: An evaluation usually lasts from two
to four meetings. During this time, we can both decide if the counseling
relationship will be beneficial. If we begin psychotherapy, we will develop a
treatment plan and sessions will usually happen about one time per week. Once
an appointment is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it unless you
provide 24 hours advance notice of the cancellation (unless we mutually agree
that you were unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances). If you miss a
session, we will attempt to reschedule your appointment.
Fees: Fees for Initial Sessions are $195.
Individual sessions are $100 (45 min), $130 (60 min); family sessions, couples’
therapy and team meetings/case conferences are $130. Phone consultations are
$25. Appointments not cancelled within 24 hours are a $25 charge.
Billing and Payments: You will be expected to pay for each
session at the time it is held unless other arrangements have been made. If
your account has not been paid for more than 90 days and arrangements for
payment have not been made, we have the option of using legal means to secure
the payment. This may include utilizing an attorney, collection agency or small
claims court. If any such action is necessary, all costs associated with the
action will be included in the claim. In most collection situations, the only
information I will release regarding treatment is your name, the nature of
services provided and the amount due.
will fill out forms and assist you in receiving benefits for which you are
entitled according to your insurance policy’s coverage. Please carefully read
the section in your insurance coverage booklet that describes your mental
Please note: You are
responsible for the payment of services. Your insurance will be billed for you,
but if payment is not received by insurance you will be billed for unpaid
bills over 90 days will be sent to collection.
Office Hours: Counseling sessions are by appointment
only. Please contact the office to set up an initial session. You and your
counselor will decide after the first visit as to the appropriate number and
frequency of your counseling sessions.
Telephone Calls: At times, we may be unable to answer
the phone immediately. Please understand that your call is very important and we
will return your call as soon as we are able. In the case of an emergency, you
may contact your physician or the emergency room. If we will be unavailable for
an extended period of time, we will provide you with the name of a colleague to
contact, if necessary.