Ascension Behavioral Health

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Sessions

Dr. Abrams will typically schedule one 50- minute session per week; although some sessions may be longer or more frequent based on a schedule you and Dr. Abrams have agreed upon or based on need. Session length also includes time spent scheduling follow-up appointments and paying fees.

Your appointment time has been specifically reserved for you; being on time will ensure that you receive the full time scheduled.  If you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, please cancel the appointment at least 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged a full session fee. If you choose to use insurance to cover the cost of therapy, you are still expected to pay the full session fee for appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance or scheduled appointments that you do not attend.


Scheduling Appointments

Please call Dr. Abrams at 732-733-6413 or email her at info@drabramsabh.com during normal business hours to schedule an appointment. Generally, subsequent appointments will be scheduled with Dr. Abrams at the end of appointments.

Prior to beginning treatment, Dr. Abrams offers a free 15- minute phone consultation to discuss your treatment needs, goals and to answer questions about her services.


Professional Fees*

Dr. Abrams will provide a free 15- minute phone or in office consultation to anyone to help you decide whether you want to pursue services.  If you decide to continue, the fee for the initial assessment is $180.00.  This session costs more due to the extra time involved in an initial evaluation. The fee for subsequent 50- minute individual sessions is $150.00; couples’ sessions are $180.00 for 50- minute sessions. Should six (6) or more consecutive months lapse in your treatment, you will be considered a “new client,” upon your return, and new client procedures/fees apply.  In addition to in person counseling, the hourly fee is charged for other professional services that you may need, though I will break down that hourly cost if I work for periods of less than one hour. Other services include report writing, telephone conversations lasting longer than 15 minutes, preparation of records or treatment summaries, and time spent completing individual/specific requests.

 

*Fees are subject to annual review.


Office Hours

Office hours are Monday through Saturday, by appointment only. All first appointments are considered a consultation only. Dr. Abrams will let you know if she is in the position to offer treatment services beyond the first appointment.  


Emergencies/After Hours

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, or if you are unable to wait until Dr. Abrams can return your call, you have several options:

 

Call Behavioral Health Link/GCAL: 800-715-4225

Call Ridgeview Institute at 770.434.4567

Call Peachford Hospital at 770.454.5589

Call Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1800.273.8255

Call 911

Go to your nearest emergency room

 

If Dr. Abrams will be unavailable for any extended period of time, she will provide you with the name of a colleague to contact, if necessary.

Dr. Abrams uses an assistant who schedules all appointments. Any and all voice messages left for Dr. Abrams are accessed and retrieved by only Dr. Abrams via confidential voicemail (732.733.6413). Dr. Abrams checks voicemails as her appointment schedule will allow.

 

*Questions? To schedule a phone consultation and initial appointment, call Dr. Abrams at 732.733.6413 or email her at info@drabramsabh.com.