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Risks and Benefits of Therapy
Psychotherapy has both benefits and risks. Possible risks include the experience of uncomfortable feelings (such as sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, frustration, loneliness, or helplessness) or the recall of unpleasant events in your life. Potential benefits include significant reduction in feelings of distress, better relationships, better problem-solving and coping skills, and resolutions of specific problems. Given the nature of psychotherapy specific results are not guaranteed. 

Qualifications of Therapist
Katie Saint graduated from Lakeland College with a Master’s of Art Degree in Community Counseling. She provides individual, couple, pre-marital, and family counseling to children, adolescents and adults. Katie has over 10 years working with adults, children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. She also offers an emotional control program for adolescents and adults struggling with impulsive behavior or emotional regulation. Katie utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques including the combination of behavioral, cognitive and psychoanalytic tools. Katie works with clients at many stages in life; relational problems, transitioning through divorce, working through ADHD, PTSD, anxiety and depression, grieving a loved one, and other life stressors. Katie focuses on helping clients recognize and build on their own strengths to meet their personal goals. Katie participates in supervision by a license psychologist and also consults with other mental health professionals. 

Payment, Fees and Information 
$130.00 for each session 
• Clients may qualify for adjusted payment schedules
• Client responsibility may range from $0-$130 
$10.00 for 15 minute phone consults
$20.00 for cancellations with less than 24 hour notice and no further sessions will be held until fee has been collected. 
Payment is due on or before each session. Sessions will be cancelled if payment has not been received. 
Sessions are 45-50 minutes
Client being more than 15 minutes late may result in loss of appointment. 

Confidentiality

The law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a therapist. Information can be released to others about client’s confidential information only with written permission (in the form of a Release of Information). 

Client’s confidential information can be released without written permission in the following situations: 
• client is a danger to self / others
• court orders a release of information
• counselor is engaged in a systematic supervision process 
• clerical assistants who process client information and papers
• legal and clinical consultation situations
• client initiates a malpractice lawsuit
• client is below 18 years of age, parents have rights to therapeutic information
• a child is abused or neglected
• an elderly person is abused or neglected
• an insurance company or managed care company requests a diagnosis and/or relevant clinical information

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