Policies

Dr. Roberts with a patientWelcome to my practice. This section contains important information about my professional services and business policies. It also contains summary information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), a federal law that provides privacy protections and patient rights with regard to the use and disclosure of your Protected Health Information (PHI).

Although these documents may be long, and sometimes complex, it is important that you read them carefully before our next session. We can discuss any questions you have about the procedures at that time.

Therapy is a relationship between people that works in part because of the clearly defined rights and responsibilities held by each person. This frame helps to create the safety to take risks and the support to become empowered to create change.

Psychotherapy has both benefits and risks.  Risks include experiencing uncomfortable feelings. Psychotherapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life. However, psychotherapy has been shown to have benefits for individuals who undertake it. Therapy often leads to a significant reduction in feelings of distress, increased satisfaction in personal relationships, greater personal awareness and insight, increased skills for managing stress, and resolutions to specific problems.

Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be very careful about the therapist you select. If you have questions about my procedures, we should discuss them whenever they arise.