Karen Godfrey Choate, LLC, LCSW

Practice Guidelines

Practice Guidelines

Clients are seen by appointment only. Please contact me to schedule by phone 317-691-7645 or email at kgodfreychoate@therapyemail.com. A free 15-minute phone consultation is available.

Clients pay at the time of the appointment. I accept checks, cash, and credit cards for payment but do not participate in any health insurance networks. You will be provided with an invoice after your appointment.

A 24- hour cancellation notice is required for appointments. If you do not show for your appointment or cancel less than 24 hours in advance (with exceptions for emergency or illness), you will be charged $60. A $40 fee will be charged for not sufficient funds (NSF) on a returned check.

If you need to contact me between sessions, the best way is by telephone or by my encrypted email. If I am unable to answer your call, please leave a voicemail message and I will return your call within 24 hours.

In the event of a medical emergency, please call 911 for emergency assistance. You may also contact the Crisis Hotline at (317) 251-7575.

For professional confidentiality, I do not participate in social network exchanges with my clients. This could compromise your privacy and therefore the safety of our therapeutic relationship. Information shared by you is legally confidential and private. I will not release information to anyone without your written consent except in rare circumstances.

These circumstances include but are not limited to: if I believe you are at immediate risk of harming yourself or someone else, or if I am sufficiently concerned that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected.

In these situations, I am required by law, my license, and my professional ethics to take action by informing the appropriate authorities.