Client Info

The decision to enter into a therapeutic relationship with a mental health professional is a significant personal decision.  One of the most important aspects of therapy is the “therapeutic fit.”  Therapeutic fit is important for both the therapist and the client.  As a client, you want to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with to share the most intimate parts of your life.  Additionally, you want to find a therapist whose therapeutic style matches your personality.  As a therapist, I want to ensure that I work with clients that are in the realm of my competencies (e.g. I don’t accept children as clients because I do not have in-depth child psychotherapy experience) and that I believe that I can help.
 
Therefore, I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation appointment.  This consultation affords us the ability to get to know one another, discuss why you are seeking therapy, and what you hope to accomplish, and helps us to determine whether we might be the right fit to work together.

If we choose to work together, we will schedule regular weekly or biweekly 50-minute appointments.  Referrals to other services may be made based on your needs.  Existing clients can access paperwork, billing statements, and appointment information through my secure and HIPAA Compliant Client Portal via this link:

Appointment Availability
  • Weeknights: 6 pm – 9 pm

Rates
  • Individual Therapy: $150.00 per 50-minute session
    • Longer sessions are available, with additional fees discussed on a per-client basis
  • Group Therapy: TBA per person, per 90-minute session
    • FYI: I am currently not running any groups at this time.
  • Couples Therapy: $165.00 per 50-minute session
    • Longer session are available, with additional fees discussed on a per couple basis

Reduced Fee Services
There are a limited number of individual therapy spots for clients who are in need of therapeutic services, but are unable to afford the full fee.  Please contact me to discuss your situation.

Payment
Your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can be used to pay for your sessions.  I also accept all major credit cards and cash.

Insurance/EAP
I am currently credentialed with:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Texas: BlueChoice PPO
  • Lyra Health
I am an out-of-network provider for all other insurance plans.  If out-of-network reimbursement is available through your plan, I am happy to provide your with a statement at the end of each month so that you may file for that through your provider.  This route requires you to pay my full fee out-of-pocket each session.  Please contact your insurance plan as they will review the reimbursement amount per session and the process for claims.  It is your responsibility as the policy holder to clarify the details of your benefits.

Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please cancel your appointment via phone or email at least 24 hours in advance.  Late cancellations and no call/no show missed appointments will be billed the full cost of the appointment.  Arriving more than 15 minutes late to session without notice will be considered a no call/no show missed appointment and will be billed the full cost of the appointment.  Regular late cancellations and missed appointments will be subject to termination of therapy at the therapist’s discretion.

Confidentiality and 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.
  • 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.

If you would like to discuss your needs and chat about how we might work together, please contact me!

I will return your call or correspondence within 24 – 48 hours.  I look forward to hearing from you.

737.232.3358 or PorVidaCounseling@gmail.com