Svetlana Libus, MD. Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Childs, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry
About Treatment
Benefits and  Risks of Medications
Benefits and Risks of Therapy
What to Expect
About Confidentiality
My Background
Fees, Payments, & Billing
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  The very first time I meet with you, we will need to give each other much basic information. For this reason, I usually schedule 1 hour for this first meeting. Following this, we will usually meet one or two times so I can collect all information and make a treatment plan. After that, if we decide that therapy is necessary, we will be meeting for a 45-minute therapy session once or twice a week, then less often. A 15-minute appointment will be required once a month, or more often to monitor medication. We can schedule meetings for both your and my convenience. I will tell you at least 2 weeks in advance of my vacations or any other times we cannot meet. Please ask about my schedule in making your own plans. Changes in appointments should be made with as much advance notice as possible, as a sign of our mutual respect.

  An appointment is a commitment to our work. We agree to meet here and to be on time. If I am ever unable to start on time, I ask your understanding. I also assure you that you will receive the full time agreed to. If you are late, we will probably be unable to meet for the full time. It is likely that I will have another appointment after yours.

  A cancelled appointment delays our work. I will consider our meetings very important and ask you to do the same. Please try not to miss sessions if you can possibly help it. When you must cancel, please give me at least a week's notice. Your session time is reserved for you.

  I am rarely able to fill a cancelled session unless I have several weeks' notice. You will be charged the full fee for sessions cancelled with less than 48 hours' notice, except for a situation that would be seen by both of us as an unpredictable emergency. I will charge you 50% of the regular fee for any missed sessions.

  I request that you do not bring patient’s siblings (unless you asked to) with you if they are young and need babysitting or supervision, which I cannot provide.

  You will be charged for any damage to, or theft of, property in this office by you or anyone for whom you are legally responsible

  I cannot be responsible for any personal property or valuables you bring into this office.

  Avoid bringing food or drinks
Avoid bringing dogs or cats.
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