Terms and Conditions
Service AGREEMENT PLEASE READ AND SIGN BY CLICKING AGREE ON THE ONLINE FORM THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO SEEING Dr. Abuzinadah CONFIDENTIALITY: Confidentiality means that Dr. Abuzinadah has a responsibility to safeguard information obtained during counselling. All identifying information about your assessment and treatment is kept confidential, except as mandated by law. You must sign a release of information before any information about you is given to anyone, except as mandated by law. In certain situations, mental health professionals are required by law to reveal information obtained during therapy to other persons or agencies without your consent. In such situations, Dr. Abuzinadah is not required to inform you of his actions. Please note the following exceptions to confidentiality: • Confidentiality does not apply to cases of suspected abuse/neglect of children or the elderly. • Confidentiality does not apply to cases of potential harm to self or others. • A mental health professional may disclose confidential information in proceedings brought by a client against a professional. • Confidentiality does not apply to cases involving criminal proceedings, except communications by a person voluntarily involved in a substance abuse program. • Confidentiality may not apply in cases involving legal proceedings affecting the parent-child relationship. • Confidentiality may not apply to cases involving a minor child. In such cases, the mental health professional may advise a parent, managing conservator or guardian of a minor, with or without minor’s consent, of the treatment needed by or given to the minor. Dr Abuzinadah DOSE NOT PROVIED PSYCHOTHERAPY IN CANADA, SHE PROVES COUNSLLING ONLY. HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT: Dr. Abuzinadah is required by law to protect the privacy of your health information. Although your counselling record is the physical property of Dr. Abuzinadah the information contained in your health record belongs to you. You have the right to: • request a restriction on certain uses and disclosures of your information • inspect and obtain a copy of your health record • amend your health record as provided by regulation • obtain an accounting of disclosures of your health information as provided by law • request communications of your health care information by alternative means or locations • revoke your authorization to use or disclose health information except to the extent that action has already been taken. THE BENEFITS OF COUNSELING: One major benefit that may be gained from participating in counselling is the resolution of the concerns brought to therapy. Other possible benefits may be a better ability to cope with marital, family and other interpersonal relationships, and /or a greater understanding of personal goals and values. THE RISKS OF COUSNELING: There are certain risks involved in counselling. You may experience a variety of negative emotions during therapy as you remember and therapeutically resolve unpleasant events. Seeking to resolve concerns between family members, marital partners, and other persons can similarly lead to discomfort as well as relationship changes that may not be originally intended. The greatest risk of counselling is that it may not by itself resolve your concerns. Dr. Abuzinadah will do her best to assess progress and provide referral to other sources if that is deemed necessary and appropriate. Counselling is a collaborative process and the progress you make will depend in large measure upon your investment in the process. Dr. Abuzinadah will not be libel for under aged clients whom have parents’ consent . COST OF SERVICE The cost of service is stated on the booking page. PAYMENT OF FEES: All fees should be paid at the time of the booking. Most insurance plans have their own terms and conditions, this is your responsibility to follow up and check eligibility. Some insurance plans require the insured to call prior to the first visit and obtain authorization for a specified number of visits. If you fail to obtain this authorization prior to your initial counselling session, you are responsible for payment. INSURANCE CLAIMS Please remember that you are responsible for payment of all fees whether or not your health insurance provides reimbursement. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid charge. Missed appointments will be charged the regular fee. In the case of: no show, cancelation less than 48 hours or rescheduling the same appointment more than 1 time, clients are liable for of the appointment fees. Payment is due before that start of the session (you can pay by credit card). You appointments will be considered as no show if you have not joined the session in 15 minutes.
Please note: our service fees vary and depend on your location due to individual countries regulations' and services. The service is approx. $95 UDS for 50 minutes for an individual session. and approx. $110 USD FOR 75 minutes couples' and family sessions + service fees.