Session Guidelines and Payments
Doreen Blumenfeld is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, not a licensed psychotherapist. Her work comes from a position of respect for individual values, lifestyles, needs and goals. She assists her clients by providing tools on both a conscious and unconscious basis to help them achieve their goals.
You can expect that discussions will be kept confidential. However, confidentially may be breached if a client threatens violence against themselves – or others.
Doreen checks her confidential answering machine daily, Monday through Friday, and will return all calls as soon as possible. Please feel free to leave a brief message at 707.694.5750, indicating when she can reach you. Always leave your number, even if you think she has it. If you need immediate help, please call the crisis line at 463-HELP (4357) or 911.
Individual session length and frequency
Sessions will be 50-55 minutes in length. When it is appropriate, sessions can be scheduled for longer time periods and are charged on a prorated basis. The frequency of sessions may vary according to individual needs and may change during our work together. If you arrive at your session late, without prior notice, your session will still end at the regularly scheduled time.
Sessions can be conducted in person or over the telephone
If Sessions are over the telephone, the client is requested to have a private space without interruptions and to have a speaker on their phone.
Cancellations without 24 hour notice, which are not due to an emergency, will be charged the regular fee. No fee will be charged for cancellations with 24 hour notice. Your call on Doreen’s voice mail will satisfy this. No fee will be charged for cancellations due to an emergency.
Payments for services
All sessions are to be paid in full at the time of each session, unless prior arrangements have been made. If you wish to pay on-line, you can do so through the secure PayPal account on this website. Please let Doreen know that you wish to do this when scheduling an appointment.
Rates for services
Individual sessions usually last 50 minutes. Sessions that include more than one person or are for an extended period of time will be arranged and agreed upon at the time of scheduling. Please call or email Doreen for current rates.
Consulting rates are based on the engagement. Contact Doreen at 707.694.5750 for more information.