Individual Sessions/Family and Marital Sessions are approximately 50 minutes in length Cancelation Policy:
Your schedule time have been reserved for you, your consistent attendance greatly contributes to a successful outcome. In order to cancel/reschedule an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment, insurance companies do not pay for missed/cancelled sessions. Discharged from Treatment If you do not provide a 24 hours notice in advance and you missed 2 appointments or 2 No Shows; or you have not made an appointment in at least 6 weeks you will be discharged from treatment from this practice, and you will referred back to your insurance for the proper continuation of care with another therapist or be provided with other referrals.
NOTICE TO PATIENTS
The Board of Behavioral Sciences receives and responds to complaints regarding services provided within the scope of practice of Licensed marriage and family therapists. You may contact the board online at www.bbs.ca.gov, or by calling (916) 574- 7830.
Notice of your right to receive a good Faith Estimate
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit http://www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
About the Therapy Process: It is the Therapist’s intention to provide services that will assist you in reaching your goals. Based upon the information that you provide to your therapist and the specifics of your situation, your therapist will provide recommendations to you regarding your treatment. We believe that therapists and clients are partners in the therapeutic process. You have the right to agree or disagree with your therapist’s recommendations. Your therapist will also periodically provide feedback to you regarding your progress and will invite your participation in the discussion. Your therapist will work with you to develop an effective treatment plan. Over the course of therapy, your therapist will attempt to evaluate whether the therapy provided is beneficial to you. Your feedback and input is an important part of this process. It is the goal of your therapist to assist you in effectively addressing your problems and concerns. However, due to the varying nature and severity of problems and the individuality of each patient, your therapist is unable to predict the length of your therapy or to guarantee a specific outcome or result.
Therapeutic Relationship: The general goal of therapy is the desired change presented to the therapist by the client. Whereas the client relies upon the therapist through his/her education and experience to assist in change, the therapist, in turn, relies on the client to solely provide the motivation for that change. During the course of psychotherapy, material discussed may be upsetting in nature and this may be necessary to help resolve problems. There is no assurance that you will feel better. However, your experience will be greatly enhanced by your receptivity, your participation, and your commitment.
Termination of Therapy The length of your treatment and the timing of the eventual termination of your treatment depend on the specifics of your treatment plan and the progress you achieve. It is a good idea to plan for your termination, in collaboration with your therapist. Your therapist will discuss a plan for termination with you as you approach the completion of your treatment goals. You may discontinue therapy at any time. If you or your therapist determines that you are not benefiting from treatment, either of you may elect to initiate a discussion of your treatment alternatives. Treatment alternatives may include, among other possibilities, referral, changing your treatment plan, or terminating your therapy.
Court Appearances and Legal Proceedings CMM Mental Health & Family Therapy, Inc. and any of their therapists or employees do not attend court appearances, neither do they get involved in legal proceedings (such as, but not limited to, divorce and custody disputes, injuries, lawsuits, Child Protective Cases, etc.), neither you nor your attorney, nor anyone else acting on your behalf will call on any therapists/staff to testify in court or at any other proceeding, nor will a disclosure of the psychotherapy records be requested.
Consultation and Release of Information In some circumstances your therapist may consult with other professionals regarding her/his clients; however, the client's name or other identifying information is never mentioned. The client's identity remains completely anonymous, and confidentiality is fully maintained. Considering all of the above exclusions, if it is still appropriate, upon your request, your therapist will release information to any agency/person you specify unless your therapist concludes that releasing such information might be harmful in any way.
Confidentiality All communications between you and your therapist will be held in strict confidence unless you provide written permission to release information about your treatment. If you participate in Marital or family therapy, your therapist will not disclose confidential information about your treatment unless all person (s) who participated in the treatment with you provide their written authorization to release. (In addition, your therapist will not disclose information communicated privately to him or her by one family member, to any other family member without written permission.) There are EXCEPTIONS to confidentiality: Client presents a serious danger physical violence to another person or when a patient is dangerous to him or herself. • Therapist may also be required or permitted to break confidentiality when they have suspect to child, dependent adult or elder abuse. In the latter two cases, the therapist is required by law to inform potential victims and legal authorities so that protective measures can be taken.
Marital/Family Therapy If you participate in marital or family therapy, your therapist will not disclose confidential information about your treatment unless all person (s) who participate in the treatment with you provide their written authorization to release such information. However, it is important that you know that your therapist utilizes a “No-Secrets” policy when conducting family or marital/couples therapy. This means that if you participate in family, and/or marital/couples therapy, your therapist is permitted to use information obtained in an individual session that you may have had with him or her, when working with other members of your family. Please feel free to ask your therapist about “No Secrets” policy and how it may apply to you. Therapist Availability/Emergencies You are welcome to phone your therapist in between sessions. However, as a general rule, it is in our belief that important issues are better addressed within regular scheduled sessions. You may leave a message for your therapist at any time, if you wish your therapist to return your call, please be sure to leave your name and phone number(s), along with a brief message concerning the nature of your call. Your therapist will return your phone call as soon as she is able to do so during business hours from Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am - to 5:00 pm (excepts holidays and while a therapist is on vacation). If you have an urgent need to speak with your therapist, please indicate that fact in your message. In the event of a medical or psychiatric emergency or an emergency involving a threat to your safety or the safety of others, please call 911 to request emergency assistance. Some important numbers are: HelpLine at (951) 689-Help (4357) or the National suicide prevention lifeline (800) 273-8255; 988 Suicide and crisis lifeline.
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We accept these Insurances
TRICARE, CHAMPVA, IEHP, MHN
TRICARE, CHAMPVA, IEHP, MHN