A message from Dr. Perrin
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and provide individual 50-minute psychotherapy sessions via telehealth to adults in Virginia seeking mental health services. Because of state licensure laws, I can only treat individuals age 18 or older who are currently in Virginia. I treat a full range of concerns including depression and anxiety. I also specialize in trauma treatment (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder), servicemember and veteran populations, insomnia, health behavior change, religious counseling, disability adjustment, and minority stress issues and coping (e.g., LGBTQ, race-related stressors, etc.). I do not provide couples or family therapy currently, but family members may join sessions as appropriate with your permission.
Telehealth services are not appropriate for everyone. I do not have an in-person office where I conduct therapy, and therefore my practice is not suited for people with: recent suicidal ideation or attempts, self-harm, homicidal thoughts/behaviors, complex symptoms or diagnoses (e.g., psychosis, significant substance abuse, or eating disorders), or other situations that require more direct support. In order to participate in telehealth, you must also have reliable access to Internet and a private space to join the session.
Free initial meeting. Finding the right therapist for you is all about fit. Before you schedule a first session, I am happy to schedule a 15-20 minute free initial consultation by phone or video so that you can meet me and learn how I work. Initial paperwork will be completed via the client portal. In the first session, you will have the opportunity to review all initial paperwork and share information about your concerns and your background. I will ask you a number of questions to get a broad picture of who you are, your hopes and goals, and how I can help.
Confidentiality. Confidentiality is critical to the therapeutic nature of our work. What you say in therapy sessions remains confidential. Please note, however, there are legal exceptions to your right to confidentiality, and these exceptions will be discussed in the first session. In telehealth, we must take extra precautions for confidentiality. I conduct sessions in a private office, using headphones, with a white noise machine outside the door. Please take steps to ensure that you can join session from a private place. If you have any questions about confidentiality, please feel free to ask.
Policies. Cancellations must be made by phone as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours in advance of your appointment. If a session is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, you will be required to pay the full session fee for the appointment. I have a two-way cancellation policy so if I cancel a session without providing you 24 hours notice then your next session is free.
Fees and payment. My fee is $180/session. I have a limited number of sliding scale spots based on income. Sliding scale spots are currently full. Your fee will be confirmed during the 15-20 minute free initial consultation. You can conveniently pay your fee by credit card. Payment can be set automatically and will be deducted overnight following each session.
Insurance. I do not accept any insurance. If your health insurance includes “out of network” outpatient mental health benefits, however, this provision usually provides coverage for my services. This means that you’re responsible for full payment at the time of service and I will provide you with an itemized statement at your request (“superbill”), which you can then submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please remember that some life insurance companies will deny coverage based on use of medical insurance for mental health treatment, and greater confidentiality is ensured when paying outside of insurance.
Are you interested in an initial meeting?
Dr. Perrin typically responds to initial meeting requests within one week.
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