FAQS

Welcome to my practice. I look forward to working with you. The following will help answer any questions you may have about my policies and procedures.

Scheduling Appointments: Appointments will be scheduled during your initial session with me and if necessary, during subsequent appointments. I will make every effort to accommodate your schedule.  If you need to cancel an appointment for any reason, please call me as soon as possible at (301) 854-1121.  If you cancel an appointment without giving me 24 hour notice, you will be billed $75.00, which is not reimbursed by insurance.

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 9 pm. The office is closed on Fridays except for emergencies and I do not work on the weekends.

Length of Session: Sessions are 45 minutes in length except for the initial session, which may be up to 75 minutes. Home visits are 45 minutes in length.

Fees: The cost of my services is as follows:

Initial Session (75 minutes): $200.00

Individual Psychotherapy Session (45-50 minutes): $150.00

Family Psychotherapy Session (45 minutes): $175.00

Eldercare Consultation (50 minutes): $200.00

Contacting Me: If you need to reach me, I would prefer it if you contact me on the office phone, which is (301) 854-1121. I check messages about every 2 hours during the week and every 4 hours on the weekend. You can email me at tlullmanmsw@gmail.com for routine business. Please do not email with therapy questions. On occasion, I may provide you with an alternate number to call me on.  Please use this phone number only when I ask you to.  If I am going out of town, I will always have another therapist available for you to contact in case of an emergency. I will leave their name and number on my voice mail. Please remember that I am available between sessions only for emergencies or to reschedule appointments.

Insurance: I do not participate with any insurance plans but there are out-of-network benefits available for most insurance plans (with the exception of Medicare). I will provide you with a receipt each session that will give you the information you need to file a claim with your insurance company. (Please remember that I have “opted out” of Medicare so you can not file a claim with Medicare).  I will submit any necessary authorizations for treatment but it is your responsibility to let me know if preauthorization is needed.

Payment: You are expected to pay for your treatment at the conclusion of each session.  Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.  If someone other than you are responsible for your bills, I will bill them each month for my services. I reserve the right to suspend treatment with you if payment is not received within a month of receipt.

Inclement Weather: If I am unable to get to the office due to inclement weather, I will contact you immediately to reschedule your appointment. Please assume that I will be in the office, unless you hear from me directly. If you can’t get to the office due to weather conditions, please notify me as soon as you can. You will not be billed if you need to cancel for this reason.

Confidentiality: Everything that we discuss will be considered confidential information. I will not share any confidential information with anyone without your written permission. However, I may disclose confidential information without your permission if you are in imminent, serious danger of harming yourself or another person or if you are abusing or neglecting a child or a vunerable older adult.

Cell Phones: Please turn off your cell phones during therapy sessions. If you need to keep your phone on to be reached in case of an emergency, please keep your phone on vibrate and do not answer any calls other than emergency calls.

I recognize entering into treatment is a significant commitment of your time and money. I will do my best to treat you as effectively and efficiently as possible and to help you achieve your treatment goals. Please feel free to talk with me you have any questions or concerns.