Individual, couples, and family sessions are typically scheduled for 50 minutes at a frequency to be determined by Dr. Judy Ho and client. Intake sessions are sometimes a little longer, between 60-80 minutes. Group sessions are typically 90 minutes.
Psychodiagnostic, Psychoeducational, and Forensic Evaluations are typically conducted over a number of sessions. Frequency and total duration depends on the referral question and number and types of assessments administered, among other considerations. Dr. Judy Ho and client will determine and discuss details of the evaluation plan on a case-by-case basis.
COST OF TREATMENT AND TESTING
Dr. Judy Ho sees clients on a fee-for-service basis only. The regular fee schedule is as follows: 1) $150 for a 50 minute individual, couple, or family session, 2) $80 for a 30 minute individual, couple, or family session, 3) $60-90 for a group session (varies).
Dr. Judy Ho's fee schedule for testing services vary. Considerations include type of referral question, number of assessments administered, use of the evaluation, and duration of all evaluation services. Please contact Dr. Judy Ho to discuss your specific assessment needs and learn about cost options.
Phone consultations are billed in 15-minute increments at $40/15 minutes.
The client/parent is responsible for payment in full at the time of each session via personal check, cashier’s check, or cash. Our policy is for each person receiving counseling or testing services to pay for such service at the time the professional services are rendered. Any other arrangements must be made in advance. A $25 administrative fee will be charged on all checks that are returned for non-sufficient funds.
Many insurance plans reimburse for some portion of psychotherapy. Please direct questions about reimbursement amounts and timeliness to your insurance company. Dr. Judy Ho is not contracted (in network, preferred provider) with any insurer. We will provide you with a receipt for the counseling service at your appointment that may be used to submit for reimbursements if you choose. Please note that we do not complete any insurance paperwork.
SLIDING FEE SCALE PROGRAM FOR ECONOMIC HARDSHIP
Dr. Judy Ho offers a sliding fee scale program for individuals and families in economic hardship so that she may still service those in need of treatment or testing who are unable to pay at the regular fee schedule. Please inquire for additional paperwork to apply for economic hardship. You will need to show proof of your current financial situation (e.g., pay stubs, tax forms) to be evaluated for whether you qualify for this program. Decisions are made on an individual basis with the guidance of a sliding fee scale schedule.
We understand that it may, at times, be necessary to cancel an appointment. To help us be most efficient and responsible in the use of our time, we require that any chances or cancellations be made at least 24 hours in advance. A ful session fee is charged for missed, cancelled, or changed appointments with less than 24-hour notice unless it is due to illness or an emergency. A bill will be mailed directly to all clients who do not show up for or cancel an appointment. Thank you for your consideration of this important matter.
Contents of all therapy sessions are considered to be confidential. Both verbal information and written records about a client cannot be shared with another party without the written consent of the client or the client’s legal guardian. Noted exceptions are as follows:
If there is suspected child abuse, dependent adult abuse, or elder abuse, I am required by law to report this to appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person(s), I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensure their safety. If they do not cooperate, i will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law to ensure their safety.
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