Practice Policies

Noelle Warner, LMFT

 

In order to answer frequently asked questions by clients regarding fees, confidentiality, services, etc, these policy statements have been developed to provide clarity.  I value you as a client and would be happy to answer any additional questions you might have. 

 

 

Fee Policy

Fees for counseling services are $150 per 55 minute hour. 

 

I appreciate you giving me as much notice as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment.   Cancellations made with less than  a 12 hour notice will incur a late fee.  Exceptions are made for emergencies, such as sudden illness or needing to stay home with a sick child.

 

If I am subpoenaed to court, double session fees will be applied.

 

 

Confidentiality

Professional ethics and Tennessee State law provide clients with control over their confidential information. This means that, as a general rule, information shared in session with a therapist will be held in confidence. There are three exceptions to this general rule: (1) In the case of an emergency where the therapist believes the client is at risk of hurting himself/herself or another person, the therapist may breach the requirement of confidentiality. (2) Tennessee state law requires that child or elder abuse in any form be reported to the Department of Human Services or another authority, such as a juvenile judge. (3) If I am subpoenaed to court I may be required to disclose some confidential information.

 

 

Professional Services

I am available for counseling appointments at selected times throughout the week. If for some reason you are unable to contact me during an emergency, you may obtain assistance by calling the Crisis Help Line at (615) 244-7444 or by going to your local hospital emergency room.

 

Benefits and Risks of Counseling

Persons undergoing therapy have the potential to make significant changes in their lives. People often modify their emotions, attitudes, and behaviors. They may also make changes in their marriages or significant relationships, such as with parents, friends, children, and relatives. They may change employment, begin to feel differently about themselves, and may change other aspects of their lives. While I work beside clients in helping them identify and effect the changes they desire in themselves and their lives, I cannot guarantee a specific outcome. Ultimately, clients are responsible for their choices and journey.

 

Credentials

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Tennessee.  I earned my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University and completed my Internship at Cross Point Community Church, under the supervision of Kenny Sanderfer, LMFT, an expert in the field of Emotionally Focused Therapy.  I was  trained  in Play Therapy by world renown play therapist and author, Paris Goodyear-Brown. I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Association of Play Therapy, and the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.