DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
I provide educational and intuitive natal birth chart readings and counsel through a single and recurring session model.
I do not provide services under a clinical mental health license, however, my work with clients is informed by my education and work experience in clinical mental health and focuses on supporting the human spirit through a blend of intuitive guidance, astrology, and psychodynamic theory. My primary intention is to create a space that has unconditional empathy and trust. I strive to create a space where clients can access vulnerability. I guide clients in strengthening their ability to identify their intuition and wisdom and create/recreate meaning from their story.
I do not provide clinical therapy, which targets specific clinical diagnoses and behaviors through the use of evidence based clinical interventions, treatment plans, and assessment of treatment outcomes.
I believe that our intuition is fundamental in guiding our healing journey, and that shame and trapped emotions contribute to our distress and dis-ease. My intention is to help you identify these trapped emotions and release them through practices in meaning making, cultivating emotional awareness, developing an understanding of your personal narrative and experiences, and exploring spirituality. Intuitive guidance may provide support through the integration of holistic care, interpersonal connection, meaning making, psychoeducation, spiritual counsel, behavior pattern identification, and emotional identification and relational/body attunement practices.
POTENTIAL RISKS & CONSIDERATIONS
My services are not covered by health insurance and all payments must be made out of pocket. Services are not appropriate if you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis. In some cases, intuitive guidance alone may not be appropriate if you have an established need for ongoing clinical mental health support. If this is the case for you, my services may be explored as an option in conjunction with ongoing clinical mental health treatment. I can work with you in providing referrals for the appropriate care, if needed. My services are not provided under a clinical mental health license and therefore are not overseen by any regulatory board. I receive supervision from Nancy Feldman, LCMHC, and I am committed to upholding the Code of Ethics outlined by the American Mental Health Counselors Association. Contact information for my supervisor can be provided for on request.
PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
Privacy and confidentiality are important to the relationship between myself and the client. I follow legal and ethical standards to protect the information you share with me. This also covers written records. Any information about our work can only be released to others with your written permission. There are however, exceptions to be aware of:
LIMITATION OF SERVICES
If a client becomes suicidal, experiences increase in suicidal thoughts and/or self-harming behavior, a conversation around limitation of services will occur. If my services are no longer appropriate for your needs, emergency resources and outside mental health referrals will be provided with a clear end date to our work together.
OUTLINE OF SESSION SERVICES & CANCELLATION POLICY
Sessions are scheduled at 10 minutes before the hour mark to allow for transition time into the next scheduled appointment.
AstroTherapy does not have a formal cancellation policy. My primary values in doing this work is relationship and trust. I strive to create relationships with those that I serve that cultivates open communication, mutual empathy, and compassion. I will continue to ask folks to communicate with me 24-48 hours in advance regarding requests to cancel or reschedule, if possible. My first priority will always be for my clients to honor and take care of themselves and their family.
If there is any confusion about scheduled sessions, please call or text to clarify at, 330-328-5841. Regular session fees and sliding-scale fees must be paid at or within 24 hours of the completed session. Please let me know as soon as possible if you need to make other arrangements for payment, including a monthly payment plan. If payment/payment plans are not completed within the agreed upon arrangement, I reserve the right to stop session work at an unpaid balance of $150.
Astrology Sessions require payment at the time of booking, prior to the scheduled appointment date. Astrology sessions are non-refundable, as they require 1-3 hours of preparation time, prior to the scheduled appointment. In the event of a conflict, appointments may be rescheduled.
Service fees are subject to change. Any fee changes will be communicated with clients in advance before the rate change is applied.
MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS RESOURCES