INDIVIDUAL & COUPLES appointments are $225 per hour, available in three time frames: 1 hour ($225), 1 1/2 hours ($300), 2 hours ($375). INITIAL CONSULTATIONS are 90 minute sessions, unless specifically arranged otherwise.
The last ten (10) minutes of each session are reserved for handling business matters such as payment, scheduling further appointments and completing insurance forms or receipts.
TELEPHONE/SKYPE APPOINTMENTS are available for long distance clients and during
inclement weather. Fees for telephone appointments are the same as office visits.
BETWEEN SESSION COMMUNICATION is done with email and at times via texting.
IN THE EVENT OF EMERGENCY clients should call the Crisis Call Center 615-244-7444 or the Nashville Mobile Crisis Call Unit at 615-726-012. Clients can also go to the nearest hospital emergency room. In the event of a life threatening emergency, call 911. Do let this office know of your emergency but first make the appropriate contact above.
FEE FOR SERVICE IS DUE AT THE TIME OF EACH SESSION unless specifically arranged otherwise. Clients are asked to maintain a zero balance at all times. Payment can be made with check, cash, or credit/debit card.
THIS OFFICE DOES NOT DO ANY INSURANCE BILLING OR AUTHORIZATION PAPERWORK OR PHONE CALLS. Sometimes insurance providers will reimburse client some of fees paid if receipts for sessions are supplied. If this is the case, an itemized statement of client account can be provided.
IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT, please do so by 10:00 p.m. on the day before the scheduled appointment. (Voice mail is available for messages 24 hours a day.) SESSIONS CANCELED WITH LESS NOTICE WILL INCUR CHARGE FOR THE FULL FEE.
NOTE ABOUT CANCELATION POLICY: This cancelation policy is not punitive. When clients cancel by the end of the day (10:00 p.m.) that affords this office the opportunity to offer the session time to a client who have asked to be contacted in the event of a cancelation.
A REFERRAL CAN BE MADE to another qualified psychotherapist or counselor if any of the above policies are not acceptable to your current circumstances. Please do not hesitate to ask.
TO SCHEDULE AN INITIAL CONSULTATION, EMAIL THOMRUTLEDGEAUTHOR@GMAIL.COM
DOWNLOAD PDF that includes:
Confidential Application for Services
Office Policies/Client Contract
Directions to the Office
Please complete the brief application for service, read office policy/client contract carefully and sign.
RETURN THESE prior to initial consultation.
Please return via email.
331 22nd Ave North (Front) 37203
331 22nd Ave North (Rear)
331 22nd Ave North, Suite One
Nashville, TN 37203
Small amount of parking in the front of the building. Better parking behind the building -- accessible via alley off either side street (Murphy or Leslie)
ENTER THE BUILDING'S FRONT OR REAR DOOR AND YOU WILL SEE THOM'S NAME ON OFFICE DOOR.