Ethical decision-making is an ongoing process.
There are many instances in professional counseling where simple answers are not available to resolve complex ethical issues. Kevin has over 15 years of experience of ethical practice and takes into consideration all the values, principles, and standards found in the American Counseling Association’s code. His decisions and actions are consistent with the spirit as well as the letter of the standards of safe practice found in the ACA’s Code of Ethics. As a current member of the American Counseling Association, Kevin adheres to the code found on their website.
Due to the rising costs of health care, insurance benefits have increasingly become more complex.
It is sometimes difficult to determine exactly how much mental health coverage is available. “Managed Health Care” plans such as HMOs and PPOs often require authorization before they provide reimbursement for mental health services. These plans are often limited to short-term treatment approaches designed to work out specific problems that interfere with a person’s usual level of functioning. It may be necessary to seek approval for more therapy after a certain number of sessions. While much can be accomplished in short-term therapy, some patients feel that they need more services after insurance benefits end. It is important to remember that you always have the right to pay for Kevin's services yourself.
Federal law, known as HIPAA provides privacy protections and new patient rights.