In order for therapy to be successful you need to openly talk about your problems, hopes, dreams, fantasies, fears etc.
It is normal to be concerned about the confidentiality of this information. Your privacy and confidentially are assured.
This means that a therapist cannot divulge any information about you or what you have talked with them about to anyone unless you have first given them signed permission to do so. Psychotherapists are required to keep all information confidential unless they have good reason to believe that a person's life is in danger, a child is being sexually or physically abused, or they receive a court order for information pertaining to a case for trial.
If you decide to use your health insurance to pay for psychotherapy, be aware that your insurance company and, in some cases, your employer, will now have access to information about your mental health. Therapists are required to provide information so that individuals can receive benefits and this typically involves making a diagnosis from the DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and giving treatment information. Some people choose to pay for therapy themselves so that their mental health treatment will not become a matter of record.
Appointments are scheduled during these hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8 am - 9 pm
Payment is expected at the time services are provided
My fee is $150.00 for a one hour in office session
Payment is accepted in cash, check, or credit card
(VISA or Mastercard)
Because of the issues of confidentiality, I am a fee for service provider and do not accept any insurance plans. This way any information remains strictly confidential and privileged.
I believe that using third party payers for reimbursement carries a certain amount of risk in regards to your confidentiality, privacy, or future capacity to obtain health or life insurance. Mental health information given to insurance companies are entered into their computers.
You may be concerned that your problems and treatment remain as confidential as possible. If that is the case, then you should seriously consider the risks involved in utilizing insurance company reimbursement for your treatment.
I will be more than happy to provide receipts for services provided and these fees may be deductible as medical expenses on your tax returns.
All services are by appointment only
To make an appointment, call Dr. Hillman's office during office hours at
Mark Hillman, Ph.D.
531 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065
If further office directions are needed please feel free to call the office.