Allied Counseling, Inc.
Due to status, lifestyle or employment, clients have become increasingly protective of their privacy (plus the privacy of their family). Many people no longer feel comfortable providing psychological information to insurance companies that require a specific mental health diagnosis for payment nor do they like wasting time traveling to sit in a crowded waiting room. Using third party payers for reimbursement of any psychological service carries a certain amount of risk in terms privacy and most importantly in terms of future ability to obtain health insurance, being hired or being promoted. Corporations and government agencies often conduct thorough background due diligence checks that can be very revealing. Caution and forward thinking involving future outcomes is very important here. Allied Counseling provides receipts for all psychological services and these fees can be deducted as medical expenses from the client’s tax return. At Allied Counseling all client psychology services remain strictly confidential and privileged. The Allied Counseling electronic e-mail network and website are HIPPA Health Care Encryption Compliant and offer clients the ability to both send and receive encrypted information.
Allied Counseling does not adhere to insurance company regulations that dictate how often a client can have counseling or how many sessions a client can have before therapy terminates. Concierge Counseling can be open-ended exploring a client’s personal needs and history or it can be relatively short-term focusing on a specific problem. The duration and type of therapy depends on several factors including the client’s goals and current personal challenges. The client and Dr. Austin jointly decide on the frequency and number of sessions. Dr. Austin is never distracted by watching the session time clock or filling out insurance forms and the client is never just a number in a large, impersonal clinical practice waiting room. Dr. Austin and each client become partners in designing an Individual Therapy Plan (ITP) to help achieve the client’s goals.
Dr. Austin will make time available when a client wants or needs her. She can be reached between client sessions by leaving a phone message, e-mail or text message and clients can expect to receive a personal reply from Dr. Austin usually within 24 hours. Dr. Austin tries to see regular clients within 2 days. New clients are always welcome and often receive appointments within a week. During a personal emergency or crisis, a session with Dr. Austin can be arranged in as little as one hour. Seeking immediate help at a local emergency room or calling 911 are other options if the situation escalates and becomes extremely dangerous. Dr. Austin’s schedule is generally full and popular client time slots fill quickly. However, Dr. Austin always makes sure to schedule a client enrolled in the Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan within 24 hours. The Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan offers 10, 15 and 20% discounts on counseling services (See Appointment Hours & Fee Section).
When working with children ages three through eighteen, Dr. Austin developed a program called My Millennium Mind Exploration Exercises (MMM) to help children achieve break through and lasting changes in the areas of; self-awareness, positive behavior, academic achievement, appropriate social interaction, creativity, and happiness. Both children and adolescents learn skills that will empower them for a lifetime to more successfully cope with the choices, changes, and challenges they encounter. The MMM Program is all about raising the next generation of leaders and this is truly their century.
Allied Counseling provides 24 hour confidential, concierge psychology services to Individual and Corporate Clients through the world. Clients always have the security of knowing their highly skilled Doctor will be available whenever the need arises. In other words, Allied Counseling Concierge Psychology Services offer all clients flexible, immediate and individualized assistance whenever and wherever they want it. See Office Policies & Client Forms section for specific hours & fees.
About 5 years ago using video conferencing, Allied Counseling started offering private, world-class, concierge psychology services to individual and corporate clients throughout the world. The demand for this type of specialized psychological service has continued to grow with Dr. Austin’s clients many of whom have very successful and busy lifestyles that often include children. About two years ago many of Dr. Austin’s clients said they “wanted and needed even more flexibility and choice” when scheduling appointments. For this reason, Dr. Austin started the Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan that offers clients a significant increase in appointment availability and flexibility plus cost savings. However, the best benefit of the Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan is it is based on the latest science for fast and easy goal achievement and life success.
A study done in 2009 at University College, London, found that it takes from two to eight months to learn a new behavior because all new behaviors take time to become conscious and automatic while replacing older negative ones. Successful behavior change is a complex process that occurs over time and that is why all Allied Clients, working with Dr. Austin, develop an individual treatment plan (ITP) to help them more successfully cope with the choices, challenges, and changes they will continue to encounter. The Three Different Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plans are based on the latest scientific research to help clients achieve their fastest and easiest realistic goal success.
The Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan offers clients significantly increased flexibility when scheduling their counseling times. More specifically, clients enrolled in the Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan have 2 extra hours each week day to make appointments or a total of 10 extra hours each week when they can schedule daily appointments. This results in a cumulative monthly total of 40 possible additional week day telemedicine appointments for clients in the Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan. See Office Policies & Client Forms section for specific hours & fees.
Clients in the Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan can also schedule appointments on Saturdays for 5 hours, from 10 am to 2 pm. This is an addition of 20 weekend monthly appointment times for Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan Clients and increases their monthly total of appointment times to 80 (40 additional possible week day appointment times plus 20 weekend appointments).
Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan Clients receive preferred scheduling choices when making their Sunday Special Request Appointments. Sunday Special Request Appointments are not frequently made but sometimes become necessary because of family event changes, United States and overseas time zone differences or individual executive schedules. Sunday Special Request Appointments can be made by all clients, but as noted above, if there is a conflict, preferred scheduling time is always given to Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan Clients.
Many clients like to have the same appointment time every week, weekend and monthly. These clients find that having a specific pre-arranged scheduled appointment saves them time and reassures them that they or their child can be seen without having to make further adjustments in their daily life. The concept of a Reserved Same Time Personal Appointment is similar to having a reserved parking space with your name on it and both are considered major life conveniences. Clients in the Allied Pre-Paid Advantage Plan can have each of their reserved same time personal appointments deducted from the total appointments remaining in their appointment plan (12, 24 or 36) and this makes it very easy for them to reserve their same time personal appointments.
Please see top of page for the section titled: General Advantages For All Allied Clients and note the five advantages discussed there.
Clinical & Corporate Psychologist
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