Confidentiality

What gets said in therapy, stays in therapy. Confidentiality is what makes therapy work. Without your consent, I am not allowed to discuss you or your therapy with anyone. There are, however, a couple of exceptions to this rule.

I, as a licensed mental health professional, am required by law to report the following:

  1. Any self report, or report (that is not hearsay), of abuse or neglect of a minor, elderly or handicapped person.

  2. Any self report from my clients of their own suicidal or homicidal thoughts.

  3. Any self report from my clients of any intent on their part (again not hearsay) to do physical harm to another person. I am required by law to both warn that person and the police


Fees & Practice Details

Fees:

45-50 Minute Session: $140

75 Minute Session: $225

I don’t accept any insurance directly, but can assist you in getting reimbursed by your insurance plan, should your plan offer out of network benefits. You may also use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flex Spending Account (FSA) for therapy.

Sessions are either weekly or every other week, on the same day and time for consistency.

Sessions take place in my office: 365 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA, 01776.

Phone or FaceTime / Zoom sessions are available when needed or during a weather emergency.

Cancellation Policy:

Should you need to cancel your appointment, I do request 48 hours cancelation barring an emergency, otherwise I charge my full fee.


Clinical Standards & Ethics

The therapuetic relationship is a sacred one, and one that I value deeply. Psychotherapy, in and of itself, is very personal by nature, and as a licensed professional, I am required by law to maintain professional boundaries in this relationship. This means that I, or any licensed psychotherapist for that matter, can not in any way, engage in any kind of outside relationship, personally or professionally with a client.

While most therapists are good people with honest helping intentions, sadly, clinical exploitation (where the therapist engages in a sexual relationship with a client) does happen. If you have been sexually exploited by a therapist, doctor, or some other licensed health care provider, here are some links to resources where you can learn more about this and get help, guidance, and support.

TELL: Therapist Exploitation Link Line

Amy Lyne Johnson