The counseling process begins with the initial appointment set-up call at 571-781-0685 providing your full name, address and contact information. I will briefly discuss with you what your issues, concerns and or challenges are and if I would be the right resource to help you address your concern. If you decide we are a match, then an initial appointment will be scheduled.
The initial assessment begins before we meet. You will fill out the Innerworkings intake form which will help you identify your issues, needs, strengths and challenges and inquire about your background and history. This paperwork is attached below and you can print it, or it can be emailed to you. The paperwork is to be brought in or mailed to me before our first meeting.
Office hours are by appointment only. There are evening appointment hours as well as Friday & Saturday appointment availability. The initial session will take about 60 minutes. All other sessions are 50 minutes long. Telephone sessions are available with established clients only. To assure that you get an appointment day and time that meets your need, it is recommended that you schedule two appointments at a time.
Payment for services is rendered at the beginning of each session to allow for a better transition at the end of the session. You can pay by form of cash or check made out to INNERWORKINGS.
INNERWORKINGS and Diana Benjamin Rodriguez, LCSW, CAADC are out of network with all insurance providers. However, services provided may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance plan. You will need to contact your insurance provider and obtain the details regarding your out of network benefits. A receipt with will all the necessary information required by your health insurance carrier for reimbursement will be provided to you at the beginning of each session.
Your appointment time has been reserved for you. If you need to cancel your session, please contact me at 571-781-0685 as soon as possible and leave a detailed message if I do not pick up. I require a minimum of 48 hour’s notice to cancel an appointment. You may be charged in full for appointments cancelled less than 48 hours or for not showing up. Reasonable exceptions will be made for illness, severe weather, unexpected emergencies, etc.
As a licensed mental health provider I am required by law to protect the privacy of your information. Per Federal laws of confidentiality, Virginia law and the Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Social, confidentiality and privilege communication remain rights of all people involved in counseling. As a rule, I will not disclose any information about you, or the fact that you are my client, without your written consent. You have the right to revoke your consent (Release of Information) form, in writing, at any time.
Duty to Warn: However, I am mandated by law to use or disclose protected health information if an individual (involved in the counseling process) indicates that he/she intends to take harmful, dangerous or criminal action against another human. I am legally required to warn appropriate individuals and the proper authorities of such intentions.
Suicide: In cases in which the client discloses or implies a plan for suicide, I am mandated to notify legal authorities and make reasonable attempts to secure the safety of the client.
Child Abuse: Additionally, any suspicion of child abuse (physical, sexual, neglect) in any form must be reported to the proper authorities.
Individuals warned may include one or more of the following: The person or the family of the person who is likely to suffer the results of harmful behavior; the family of the person who intends to harm himself or someone else; Associates or friends of those threatened or making threats; Law enforcement officials; Child Protective Services.
Before informing anyone, who should be warned, I will take all possible steps to first share that intention with the client. Every effort will be made to resolve the issue with the client to prevent the need for this type of intervention.
These are other examples, which are not exhaustive, of other uses and disclosures of protected health information; when the client is a minor (the parents are entitled to know the condition, diagnosis, and progress of therapy); If the client is or becomes a “vulnerable adult”; If the client releases information with a written authorization; If a judge court orders your records; When consultation or supervision with another mental health professional is desired in order to provide the best possible therapy. Such discussions will, of course, remain private within the consultation or supervisory relationship.
Ethical Considerations: The disclosure of secrets related to marital infidelity is expected in the marriage counseling process. Otherwise it would be unethical for me to maintain any such secrets.
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