I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Pensacola, Florida providing treatment 
for adolescents and adults. The reasons for seeing a mental health counselor vary widely.
​Some of the most common concerns are depression and anxiety, often related to the overwhelming stresses of today's busy world.

My role as a counselor is to empower people to solve problems that are interfering with their daily lives. Through counseling, I assist you in identifying your strengths and developing your optimal potential. I help you clarify your current problems and concerns then assist you in problem solving ways to best cope with them. I will assist you in changing self-defeating behaviors and making positive choices.

In my private practice, I work with individuals, couples, and families. Treatment is unique for each client and depends on your needs and goals. The philosophy that guides my practice is the unwavering belief that
people have a limitless potential to heal and grow. It is my goal to help you recognize and realize your abilities. Positive change occurs through the collaborative therapeutic relationship between therapist and client.

In addition, I have included a section with information regarding common mental health issues that many people experience.

Thank you for visiting my web site. I hope you get a feel for who I am and how I work. I have included information regarding my credentials, the services I provide, and answers to frequently asked questions regarding psychotherapy.

If you have additional questions or would like to make an appointment, please feel free to call me at the number below. 

For privacy purposes and to make myself directly available to clients, I answer my own phone. If I am in session, you will get my voice mail. I will make every effort to return your call on the same day.  If you are difficult to reach, please inform me of times when you will be available.

HIPPA NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION.  PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.  Emerald Coast Counseling has been and will always be totally committed to maintaining client’s confidentiality. I will only release healthcare information about you in accordance with federal and state laws and ethics of the counseling profession.

​This notice describes our policies related to the use and disclosure of your healthcare information.

Use and disclosure of your health information for the purpose of providing services. 

Providing treatment services, collecting payment and conducting healthcare operations are necessary activities for quality care.  State and federal laws allows me to use and disclose your health information for the purposes stated below with written consent from you.

TREATMENT   
I may need to use or disclose health information about you to provide, manage or coordinate your care or related services. This could include consultants and potential referral sources.

PAYMENT    Please note I am currently not processing insurance claims but will provide you with the appropriate code and treatment information so you may submit a claim to your insurance company. Payment is due at time of service.

HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS   
I may need to use information about you to review our treatment procedures and business activity. Information may be used for certification, compliance and licensing activities.

Other uses or disclosures of your information which does not require your consent There are some instances where I may be required to use and disclose information without your consent.  For example, but not limited to:

· Information you and/or your child or children report about physical or sexual abuse: then by law, I am
obligated to report this to the Department of Children and Family Services.

· If you provide information that informs me that you are in danger of harming yourself or others. 

​· Information to remind you of /or to reschedule appointments or treatment alternatives.

​· Information shared with law enforcement if a crime is committed on our premises or against our staff or as
required by law such as a subpoena or court order.


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