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If we’re growing,
we’re always going to be
out of our comfort zone.

John Maxwell

ENGAGING MY HELP

Having considered retirement, I have decided against it!

A heartfelt “Thank you” to all those clients who have met with me over the years to engage in conversations which have been life-enhancing, transformational and rich with honesty, self-discovery and a deepening compassion for self and others. I have learned so much from each of you. Looking into an uncertain future, the need for individuals who have cultivated their inner strength, emotional flexibility and interpersonal resourcefulness has never been greater. To the extent I can be helpful, I am inspired to stay on your team.

Beginning in September 2021 – and stretching into the foreseeable future – I will be open for business, but with a reduced capacity.

If you have worked with me since March of 2020  (i.e., since Covid hit and I closed my physical office space) and you wish to continue, please read the Practice Update note below. If these limitations are acceptable to you and you want to get on my schedule regularly or intermittently, please reach out to me via email and let me know what you are interested in. I will prioritize you in my scheduling.

If you have not worked with me at all, or it’s been a while, I encourage you to read through my Practice Update note below, and reach out to me via email if you would like to begin.

PRACTICE UPDATES

MEETING

IN-PERSON – Nothing beats meeting in person, unless it is unsafe. I am vaccinated against Covid, will follow CDC guidelines for boosters, and monitor our local situation.  During 2021 I have offered a concierge approach, meeting clients in their homes, back patios or in nature on a case-by-case basis. As the temperature drops into fall and winter, I anticipate returning to telehealth only.

TELE-HEALTH – I have considerable training and experience with telehealth and have worked successfully over the years using  video-conferencing platforms such as VSee and Zoom, as well as mobile telephones. We can discuss options – their hazards, pros and cons – when we schedule.

BILLING

I charge $125 an hour, payable at the time of service. I accept personal checks , cash and credit cards. For remote clients I submit an invoice using Square.

INSURANCE

I am in-network  with Blue Cross and bill them directly. The client is responsible for knowing and meeting any deductibles and co-payments.

If you re insured with companies other than Blue Cross, and have behavioral health benefits, it is definitely worth calling your company to see what they reimburse for out of network providers. Many have some form of deductible and then reimburse 70% of a typical fee. While this approach does require you to pay upfront, the reimbursement can be well worth the effort.

If you have only been able to work with me because your insurance benefits made this financially possible, please email me and let’s talk.

BEGINNING

If you wish to discuss getting on my schedule, please email me with ~

  • A brief description of the issue(s) you wish to address;
  • The best confidential email and/or phone contact for you;
  • Whether you want to meet weekly, every other week, monthly or “as needed”;
  • Whether you are with Blue Cross or plan to private pay;
  • If there is a best-time for me to call you to discuss.

CONTACT ME

  • EMAIL  gemma@gemmautting.com

THE PAPERWORK

New Client Intake Forms (Choose A or B)

A. New Client Intake  MS Word – Open as a Word doc, complete on your computer and email back to me. 

B. New Client Intake  PDF – Open, print, complete and scan  back to me.

Informed Consent

C. Informed Consent-G. Utting LMFT 9:2021PDF – Please read thoroughly. We will review in our first session, discuss and both sign.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Questionnaire

D. ACE Score Calculator  Please print and bring with you when you come.

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