All professional contacts with me are safeguarded by confidentiality regulations. However, there are exceptions to confidentiality, which include, but are not limited to:
- danger to self
- danger to others
- court order
- collection agency
In such instances, I often discuss my concerns with you and inform you of my need to break confidentiality.
Dr. Trantham follows all HIPAA regulations regarding secure record keeping and maintaining client privacy. Records may be kept in paper form or electronic form (or both). For more information about guidelines related to record keeping and your privacy rights, please visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services webpage (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/).
Dr. Trantham is not currently impaneled with any insurance providers; clients must pay directly for services.
- Rates for counseling services are $135.00 per hour. Payment for counseling sessions is due at each session. A sliding scale fee agreement is negotiable and based on demonstrable need.
- Neuropsychological, Psychological & Gender Assessment
- Rates for neuropsychological, psychological and gender evaluations will vary depending on the assessment questions and complexities; Dr. Trantham will provide an estimate for the cost of the assessment prior to beginning the evaluation process. Payment in full is due at the feedback session and the assessment report will be released following full payment for the evaluation.
Cancellations & Missed Appointments
Time set aside for therapy sessions or evaluations are not easily filled when they are cancelled without notice. You will be expected to pay for appointments that are not cancelled with at least 24 hours notice; therapy clients will be expected to pay the agreed upon hourly rate, while psychological and neuropsychological testing clients will be expected to pay for one hour at my hourly rate for counseling.
Clients may call my office number 24 hours a day. In the event of a mental health emergency, clients should contact the nearest hospital emergency room. In the event of my absence from the office due to illness or vacation, coverage will be provided and clients will be informed of the covering psychologist’s contact information at that time.