I have full-fee client hours Monday through Friday 9 A.M to 7 P.M. I do have some insurance and EAP client appointment hours Monday through Friday 9 A.M to 4 P.M.
An unkept appointment with less than 24-hour notice is charged the same fee as a kept appointment. I typically do not reschedule a new client who cancels a first appointment in less than 24 hours or is a “no show” for the first appointment. Insurance companies and EAPs do not cover missed appointments.
Licensed Professional Counselors have legal Privileged Communication and privacy in Georgia for therapy clients. (There are some exceptions in case of potential harm.) At this writing, mental health and substance abuse records have a higher level of privacy protection than general medical records.
If you want your health insurance to cover part of your counseling, it is important to understand a few things: health insurance is a “sickness” and not a “wellness” model. This means that a medical illness diagnosis must be entered on the insurance form for each appointment and every medical diagnosis is reported to the national Medical Information Bureau as a permanent record.