Ally Psychological Services, LLC
Physical: 1456 Ferry Road, Suite 503, Doylestown, PA 18901
Mailing: PO Box 582, Fountainville, PA 18923
Director: Adam B. Assoian, Psy.D.
APPOINTMENTS, CANCELLATIONS, AND FEE POLICIES
If you need to contact your therapist between sessions, please leave a message on their voice mail or via text message. Therapists are not often immediately available; however, they will return your call within 1 business day (Monday through Friday). Please note that Face- to-face sessions are highly preferable to phone sessions. However, in the event that you are out of town, sick or need additional support, phone sessions are available. If a true emergency situation arises, please call 911 or any local emergency room.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATION
Due to the importance of your confidentiality and the importance of minimizing dual relationships, your therapist will not accept friend or contact requests from current or former clients on any of their personal social networking site (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc). Adding clients as friends or contacts on these sites can compromise your confidentiality and your respective privacy. It may also blur the boundaries of the therapeutic relationship. If you have questions about this, please bring them up with your therapist.
Your therapist cannot ensure the confidentiality of any form of communication through electronic media, including text messages. If you prefer to communicate via email or text messaging for issues regarding scheduling or cancellations, your therapist will discuss those options with you. While your therapist may try to return messages in a timely manner, they cannot guarantee immediate response and request that you do not use these methods of communication to discuss therapeutic content and/or request assistance for emergencies.
CONDUCT DURING SESSIONS
Although very rare, some patients may be so upset that they have difficulty regulating their conduct. Elective treatment cannot be conducted in an environment that is hostile or intimidating. Therefore, patients are expected to refrain from abusive language toward therapists and from behaviors such as shouting or hostile physical gestures. Failure to comply with these guidelines may lead to termination of treatment. Understand that this is for the safety of the therapist and every effort will be made to maintain the therapeutic relationship.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY
Ally Psychological Services, LLC has a zero tolerance policy regarding the abuse of illicit or prescribed drugs and/or alcohol during sessions or other communications. If your therapist or other Ally Psychological Services, LLC staff believes you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they have the right to terminate session. Therapists will make every best effort to ensure the safety of the client while they are in the office.
If you are a minor, your parents may be legally entitled to some information about your therapy. Your therapist will discuss with you and your parents what information is appropriate for them to receive and which issues are more appropriately kept confidential.
Ending relationships can be difficult. Therefore, it is important to have a termination process in order to achieve some closure. The appropriate length of the termination depends on the length and intensity of the treatment. Your therapist may terminate treatment after appropriate discussion with you about the termination process if your therapist determines that the psychotherapy is not being effectively used or if you are in default on payment. Your therapist will not terminate the therapeutic relationship without first discussing and exploring the reasons and purpose of terminating. If therapy is terminated for any reason or you request another therapist, your therapist will provide you with a list of qualified psychotherapists to treat you. You may also choose someone on your own or from another referral source. Should you fail to schedule an appointment and are not in communication with your therapist for four consecutive weeks, unless other arrangements have been made in advance, for legal and ethical reasons, the professional relationship will be considered discontinued.