LaRae & Associates - Policies and Privacy - Port Orchard, WA
LaRae & Associates - Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples

Policies & Privacy

Policies:

Our offices are open Tuesday through Thursday and all sessions are by appointment only.  Please call  360-277-1367 to schedule an appointment with Anita LaRae.

 I take  First Choice insurances, Regence/Uniform Medical, Cigna, Aetna, Molina, Community Health, GEHA, Kaiser Permanente Health plans, TriCare, TriWest, and private-pay clients at this time.  My fee is $140/session.  A sliding scale is available.  A clinical session is ordinarily 45-50 minutes.  We try to adhere to that model in order to fully serve each client. 

If it is necessary to cancel an appointment, it is necessary to do so at least 24 hours in advance, so we can fill that canceled appointment.  No-shows or last minute cancellations will be charged the amount of a 1/2 session.   We thank you for your cooperation in this matter. 

As a courtesy, we will bill the primary insurance carrier.  We do not bill secondary insurance companies.  It is your responsibility to determine insurance eligibility, verify mental health benefits and determine what pre-authorization or referrals are necessary.

Payment and co-pays are appreciated at time of service.  If you are unable to provide payment at that time, you will be billed for services.  If payment is not received within thirty (30) days, a billing charge will be added to your account.  In the event, that payment is not received after ninety (90) days, please be advised that your account may be turned over to collections.  Before this happens, please call and make arrangements for a payment plan.   




Confidentiality:

I hold what you discuss during our sessions in strictest confidence.  I will never disclose either the fact that I do, or do not, see you as a client, or the content of your therapy, with any person or any kind of legal agent.  The only exceptions to this agreement may include:


    1. If you are at risk of harming yourself (suicide)
    2. If you are at risk of harming another person (homicide)
    3. Where there is evidence of abuse/neglect of a child, a disabled, and/or an elderly person
    4. If I receive a court-ordered supoena
    5. Where I judge it serves your best interest to share our work with appropriate consultive and/or supervisory therapists. 



In these five instances, I will use such information in a way that protects you and/or others in a responsible manner.