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Practice information

Please read carefully, print and keep with your medical records!

Scope of service

Bodymind Counseling provides psychotherapy, mental health counseling, and therapeutic consultation. Successful emotional healing requires the physical presence of a caring human being, so you and I sit over six feet apart in an airy room for safety’s sake. No online counseling.

Health policy

If you have a temperature over 99 or have been exposed to a flu or corona virus such as the common cold, please cancel your session. You will not be charged.

Location

Bodymind Counseling is located in old town Mount Vernon WA in the 609 building on S 1st ST directly across from Pacioni’s Restaurant next to Fred Lee’s Barbershop. My office is 609 A on the left at the top of the 24-step staircase. If you are unable to climb the stairs, there is a stairlift. Please call to allow me to show you how to operate it before using.

Fees

• $150 per hour for mental health counseling and psychotherapy. Payment due at each session. Exact cash or check only, no plastic. I do not carry change.

• Except in emergency, 24-hour cancellation notice required or full payment is due. If ill or exposed to a viral infection, please text or call in advance to cancel.

• For patients whom wish to use private insurance, I provide a monthly statement of paid sessions to you for you to submit to your carrier for reimbursement. No employee assistance programs (EAPs) accepted.

Private insurance companies such as Premera or Blue Cross/Blue Shield reimburse a member for payment to an out-of-network (OON) provider such as myself.

The amount of reimbursement is a certain percentage of the fee after a particular plan’s usual deductible and copay are met. Each company’s various plans have different deductibles and copay amounts which you must first pay whether a counselor is a company’s “preferred provider” or an OON. Please check your company’s website to find your plan’s particular OON reimbursement percentage.

To receive reimbursement, print out the OON provider form on your company’s website. Send it to your company along with the statement of paid sessions I provide the first week of the month following the month in which you attended sessions. All statements are delivered by the USPO for privacy. No email.

• For patients with no insurance, those whose carriers do not reimburse, or those who do not wish to get reimbursement from their carrier, there is a discount of $50 for individuals netting less than $50K annually or with family earnings under $75K.

Informed Consent and Request for Counseling

When becoming a patient at Bodymind Counseling, you are agreeing to the following policies:

When I become a patient, Morgan and I understand I am requesting she make recommendations she believes may be helpful to my wellbeing. I understand that every individual is totally unique, so it is impossible to make a guarantee regarding the number of sessions required to ensure the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic treatment. It is my mental health, so ultimately, I am the person who decides when I have had enough sessions.

I understand Morgan makes observations about my behavior and provides advice she deems in my best interest and it is my choice whether or not to follow her guidelines and suggestions. I understand she always maintains respect and unconditional positive regard for me.

I recognize that during the course of psychotherapy, I may experience ideas, thoughts, feelings, or memories which are uncomfortable, painful, upsetting or otherwise emotionally threatening as part of the healing process.

I understand that due to the emotionally-unpredictable nature of psychotherapy, carrying a weapon into a session, even if I have a permit, is prohibited. The WA State code of law governing firearms does not permit weapons to be carried into “limited access areas of public mental health facilities” such as Morgan’s office.

I understand that my initial working diagnosis is the one which I was given by a previous provider until Morgan makes her formal diagnosis which may or may not replace it. She will meet with me weekly for one month before making a diagnosis which will be on my first statement if I use private insurance.

I understand that this diagnosis may change over time as more is revealed about my condition, so taking a wild guess at how many sessions may be required is impossible. I am encouraged to discuss my diagnosis and my psychotherapeutic goals and options with her and/or other health practitioners.

I understand that during the course of receiving counseling services if I feel destructive, suicidal or homicidal, I will take immediate action, such as calling 911, to protect my health and safety and/or the health and safety of others.

I understand that Morgan respects my privacy and legally cannot address me or indicate recognition of me in a public place, unless I choose to address her first.

I understand that Morgan must take hand-written notes during sessions and keep these as records about my counseling. If requested for legal proceedings, a fee of $150 per hour will be charged for typing up and clarifying these records for presentation. I understand these will not be released without my written consent or unless there is a court order demanding release.

I understand my records are shredded at the end of five years rendering them unavailable after that time.

I understand that if I make a disclosure to Morgan regarding the abuse of a child, elder or disabled person, she has a legal responsibility to inform child or adult protective services. Therefore, if she believes that my disclosure represents an imminent threat to myself, herself or others, her “duty to warn” may take precedence over strict confidentiality.

I understand that I am responsible to attend appointments I’ve scheduled on time and if I miss an appointment without 24-hour-advance notice of cancellation I will pay the session fee unless excused for extenuating circumstances. If I arrive late, the session still ends at the original agreed upon time unless it is possible for Morgan to grant an extension.

Clinician’s Disclosure Statement

Morgan Randall MA LMHC #LH60131122, NPI 1659576981

Mailing address: 609A S 1st ST, Mount Vernon WA 98273

Professional verification provided by Psychology Today

Experience and education related to counseling:

  Independent practice in mental health counseling, Mount Vernon WA, June 2005 to present

  Master’s level therapist (contractor), Shifa Health Clinic, Mount Vernon WA, June 2013 to June 2018

  Externship, Clinician II, Compass Health Clinic, Friday Harbor and Eastsound, April 2007 to May 2010

  Masters in Applied Behavioral Science (MA ABS), Bastyr University, LIOS Program, Kenmore WA, June 2006

  Internship, Clinician I, Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic Bellingham WA, September 2005 to June 2006

  Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1976

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