Fees, appointments, and other housekeeping matters.
Therapy appointments are approximately 50 minutes long. My fee is $120/session. Arrangements for reduced fees are available to people with limited financial means. Please inquire.
Payment by cash, check or credit card is due at the time of service, unless a prior agreement has been made.
Therapy is scheduled by appointment during the daytime, some evening hours, and some Saturdays.
I am a network provider for Medicare and MedicareAdvantage plans. I also am a network provider for all Highmark Blue Shield Plans. I also am a member of the CBHNP Medical Assistance managed care network. As an out-of-network provider for other Insurance Plans. I will provide a receipt that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. I am a Medicare network provider. I also am a member of the Magellan and CBHNP Medical Assistance managed care networks.
24 hour advance notice is required to cancel an appointment. A full fee will be collected for missed sessions or late cancellations.
All communication is confidential: no one has a right to information we discuss unless released with your written consent. Exceptions to this involve steps I am legally required to take, regardless of your consent to release information. These include instances where you may be suicidal or homicidal, or where child/elder abuse or neglect may be involved.
Minors in Therapy
For clients under 14, it is my policy to include parents or caregivers in therapy. This may include family therapy sessions or individual sessions/phone contacts with parents. The information shared will be general in nature.
In the state of Pennsylvania, children 14 or older have the right to consent to their own treatment, and to full confidentiality and privacy regarding information concerning their treatment. In such cases, information about treatment will be shared with parents with their child's written consent, within the limits of confidentiality discussed above. In my experience, most teens will provide this consent, and I will make every effort to respect the privacy of the teen while keeping parents appropriately involved.
Joseph C. Yaskin, MSS, LCSW