Andrew J. Billups, PsyD provides academic consulting/coaching services over the telephone or via Skype to provide individualized assistance to those who have been poorly motivated and/or poorly focused and are at risk for being dismissed from school or those who have been separated from school and are seeking readmission with renewed interest in doing well.
Telephone and Skype-based consultations are not psychotherapy. Dr. Billups is trained in psychotherapy but does not engage in the practice of psychotherapy with academic coaching clients. An academic coach does not treat psychological or psychiatric disorders. For specific diagnosis, treatment and course of action for mental or physical health problems you should consult a licensed mental health professional who can discuss your psychological and physical symptoms that are of concern to you. In entering into the consultation relationship, you are agreeing that if any mental health difficulties arise during the course of the consultation relationship, you will notify Dr. Billups immediately so that he can advise you how best to obtain appropriate mental health care from a licensed and qualified psychotherapist.
It is agreed that a standard time for our telephone consultation is one hour for a fee $100.00 for each one hour session. Dr. Billups calls the client at a prearranged time and telephone number. All fees are prepaid and are non-refundable.
The information you share with Dr. Billups remains strictly confidential unless: (1) You provide written authorization for the release of the information, (2) If you report to me, or I have reason to believe, that you are the perpetrator or victim of child or elder abuse, I am obligated by law to report it to the authorities, (3) If you indicate that you intend to hurt or kill yourself, or someone else, I must act to notify any potential victims and the authorities.
Be aware that legal privilege may not apply to consultation; in other words, consultation records may be able to be subpoenaed. Some means of communication, such as Skype, wireless telephones, and e-mail, may not be secure from eavesdropping. If you agree to their use, you are indicating your agreement to utilize a communication medium that may not be confidential.
To discuss the possibility of our working together, you are invited to call or at your earliest convenience.
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