We provide a variety of counseling services,
including confidential consulting by email.
You may set up an
email appointment here.
There are several modalities for
addressing a problem with your use of alcohol and/or drugs.
First, a look at the severity of the problem.
If you would like a private, secure
consult face to face online, contact me, see above.
I am a free agent and an experienced
(See my resume.)
I am not
paid by any treatment center or treatment provider for this service or to refer
you to them. I will do my best to see that
you are provided with choices and resources appropriate to your needs. I
do not bill insurance.
My fees are as follows:
30 minutes $40.00
60 minutes $80.00
I will assist you in admissions
procedures if you decide you want to go to treatment and I will charge you for
the time required to make phone calls, secure releases of information from you
by fax, determine bed availability and date for admission.
You may schedule time for support at
any time you feel you want it.
If you are a family member or friend of
someone needing help, I will refer you to the nearest interventionist. A
formal intervention takes time and planning and face to face
work with family and friends. This is not something I will do online.
In accordance with the Health Information Portability Accountability Act
of 1996 (HIPAA), I will follow the guidelines
set forth in the NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES. As indicated in the NOTICE
OF PRIVACY PRACTICES, I will not share any
Protected Health Information regarding your involvement with the practice
with anyone, including your employer and your family members, without
your prior knowledge and explicit written consent. The exception to this
is by a subpoena, and the specific instances identified in the NOTICE
OF PRIVACY or the following situations that are mandated by both Federal
and State law:
(1) Threat of serious harm to self or others.
(2) Suspected child abuse.
(3) A medical emergency