Transforming Lives Counseling Service

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”– Alice Walker


“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance. ” – bell hooks

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. -Lena Horne


​​“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Racquel P. Jones, LCSW

 

“Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” – Carol Moseley-Braun



TELEPHONE CALLS / E-MAILS:
Calls and e-mails will be returned as soon as  possible.  If you have a psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go immediately to your local Emergency room.

LENGTH OF SESSION:
Sessions are generally 45-50 minutes in length, although 60 minutes will be allotted for an initial intake  session.  

FEES AND PAYMENT:
Payments may be made via Paypal, check, cash  or credit or debit  card.  I currently  accept Cigna and Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plans  and also   have a sliding scale fee structure  up to $120 for individual psychotherapy. Payment is due before each appointment.  

For consultation services to organizations, my rate depends on how many participants and length of presentation or workshop.  Please contact me at 347- 450-5744 for further information.


CANCELLATIONS AND MISSED APPOINTMENTS:
24 hours advance notice is required for cancellation of an appointment except in the case of illness or emergency.  The fee for a cancelled session without notice  is $50.

RELEASE OF INFORMATION:
All information obtained in the course of treatment is privileged and confidential. All releases of information require your permission in the form of a properly executed consent to release information.   

CONFIDENTIALITY
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist and coach , and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. 
Exceptions include: Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, danger of homicidal action, or intention to harm others or self. If a client reports intent to harm his/her self, every effort will be made to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, the law requires further measures to be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.