Although our specialties lie in Perinatal and Postnatal Mood Disorders, Psychoeducational Testing, and Grief Counseling, we also treat a variety of other issues. Our clinicians are warm, friendly and transparent. Establishing rapport with your therapist is key to therapeutic success. Should you not feel a therapeutic connection with one of our therapists, we will help you find one that will, even if it’s somewhere else. Our interest is in ensuring that you receive services whether it’s with us or someone else. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
All current and future clinicians at Florida Mental Health Practitioners, LLC utilize effective treatments for psychological diagnosis. Each individual diagnoses is heavily researched and only evidence based practices (treatments supported by research) as those highlighted in Division 12, of the American Psychological Association, are used. If the clinician is not heavily trained on that evidence based practice, trainings are scheduled to ensure best practice and quality of care.
Confidentiality is a respected part of psychology’s code of ethics. Clinicians at FMHP understand that for people to feel comfortable talking about private and revealing information, they need a safe place to talk about anything they’d like, without fear of that information leaving the room. We take your privacy very seriously.
With that said, all of our meetings are confidential and information is protected. Unless you authorize us to disclose your information (through a release of information form), we are ethically and legally obligated to keep your information confidential. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule, such as if you pose as a threat to yourself or someone else, are suspected of being abused or abusing a child or elder, or if you use your insurance to cover therapeutic services, we will have to disclose certain information that may be confidential to you. Specifics about limits of confidentiality are explained in detail prior to commencement of therapeutic or testing services.
Many of our clients choose to self-pay for therapeutic services so as to not disclose or “keep a record” of any mental health diagnosis, if any. If you would like to self-pay, but are financially limited, please call us and ask us about our sliding scale fee.