Policies

Scheduling

To schedule an appointment, call me at 415-895-0880 or email me at LaurieJJavier@gmail.com.
A complimentary 20-minute phone interview is available.

Fees/Payment

$195 for a 45-minute session.
Sliding scale services are considered as needed, please inquire.
Cash, check or credit card payment due at the beginning of each session. I am happy to provide you with a bill to submit to your insurance company.

Confidentiality

Legal and ethical responsibilities require that private sessions remain confidential. Therefore, no information will be released to another professional or agency without your written consent. Exceptions will be made only if you endanger, or may endanger, yourself or others, and/or in the case of child abuse or elder abuse. In these cases the law requires a therapist to share certain information with specific outside parties.

Cancellation Policy

Once we decide to work together, I hold regularly scheduled appointment times for you. Psychotherapy requires a serious commitment of time and effort. The need for consistency and attention to your personal process cannot be underestimated. With this thinking in mind, you will be responsible to pay for that hour. If you are unable to make that hour you may elect to reschedule sometime within the week if we can find a mutually agreeable time. Cancellations less than 48 hours in advance that cannot be rescheduled will be charged.

Voice Mail/Emergencies

I am available by telephone, text and email should a situation arise that cannot wait until your next scheduled appointment. In such cases, please leave a message on my voicemail indicating the nature of the situation and I will return your call as soon as possible. If you are experiencing an emergency and need immediate assistance please call 911.