Policies

" PLEASE NOTE: Jim Crutchfield is not a medical doctor.

As such, he does not prescribe medication."

Welcome to my practice. This document contains important information about my professional services and business policies. It is important that you read this carefully so that I may answer any questions you may have prior to our work together.

Appointments and Fees: Each counseling session lasts for 50 minutes. Sessions are scheduled by appointment at differing times during the week.

Late Cancellation and No-Show Policy

If you wish to cancel or reschedule an appointment, it will be necessary for you to provide 24 hour notice, or fail to show up for a scheduled appointment, you will be responsible for payment of the full appointment fee (not just your copay), as insurance companies and employee assistance programs typically do not cover no-shows. Please be aware that we do not make confirmation calls to clients, so it is fully your responsibility to remember your scheduled appointment.

  • Two consecutively missed appointments without contact from you constitutes grounds to terminate our professional relationship.

    • Payment is expected in full at the time of service unless otherwise previously arranged.

    • There is a $ 35.00 fee for all returned checks.

  • Other professional fees: Please know that there is a charge for time spent on other professional services you may request of Crutchfield Counseling, including report writing, completion of special forms, telephone conversations lasting longer then 10 minutes, consulting with other professionals with your permission, and preparation of records or treatment summaries.

  • Please be aware that I do not do disability determinations or evaluations; you will be referred to another professional should this be part of your treatment goals.

  • If you become involved in legal proceedings that require my participation, you will be expected to pay for all of my professional time, including preparation and transportation cost, even if I am called to testify by another party. Because of the difficulty of legal involvement, $250 per hour is charged for time spent in preparation, travel and attendance at any legal proceeding.