Dr. Tim Hope, PH.D

PRACTICE

  • Psychological assessments
  • Cognitive batteries
  • Psychoeducational evaluations
  • Functional Behavioral Analysis
  • Risk assessments
  • Socioemotional and Personality
    assessments
  • Individualized Educational Plan
    consultation
  • Behavior Management consultation
  • Treatment Planning
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and
    Family Therapy, as well as group
    social skills, anger management and
    mindfulness
  • Training on topics such as behavior
    management in the classroom,
    stress reduction, mindfulness, and
    understanding diagnoses

POLICY


Professional Fees
Hourly fee is $150 ($125 for a typical psychotherapy session).

Cancellations and "No-shows"

Failure to provide a 24 hour notice of cancellation will result in being charged the full fee.  Cancellation or appointments missed due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis.

After Hours Calls

Dr. Tim Hope is usually in the office weekdays between 9 AM and 5 PM. When not available, his telephone is answered by voice mail but monitored frequently.

Dr. Hope will make every effort to return your call on the same day you make it, with the exception of evenings, weekends and holidays. If you are difficult to reach, please inform us of some times when you will be available. If you are unable to reach Dr. Hope and feel that you can’t wait for a return call, contact your primary care provider or the nearest emergency room or Hampshire County Emergency Mental Health Services at 413.586.5555.

If Dr. Hope is unavailable for an extended time, he will provide you with the name of a colleague to contact, if necessary.

Billing, Insurance, and Payments

You will be expected to pay for each session at the time it is held, unless we agree otherwise or unless you have insurance coverage which requires another arrangement. Payment schedules for other professional services will be agreed to when they are requested. In circumstances of unusual financial hardship, I may be willing to negotiate a fee adjustment or payment installment plan.

Accepted Insurance Plans:
BlueCross and/or BlueShield
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Out of Network
PacifiCare
Tufts
Tufts Navigator
United Behavioral Health (UBH)
United HealthCare


Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.  


Notice of Privacy Practices

Professional Records

The laws and standards of my profession require that I keep treatment records. You are entitled to receive a copy of the records unless I believe that seeing them would be emotionally damaging, in which case I will be happy to send them to a mental health professional of your choice. Because these are professional records, they can be misinterpreted and/or upsetting to untrained readers. I recommend that you review them in my presence so that we can discuss the contents. Patients will be charged an appropriate fee for any time spent in preparing information requests.


Confidentiality

In general, the privacy of all communications between a patient and a psychologist is protected by law, and I can only release information about our work to others with your written permission. But there are a few exceptions.
In most legal proceedings, you have the right to prevent me from providing any information about your treatment. In some proceedings involving child custody and those in which your emotional condition is an important issue, a judge may order my testimony if he/she determines that the issues demand it.

There are some situations in which I am legally obligated to take action to protect others from harm, even if I have to reveal some information about a patient’s treatment. For example, if I believe that a child, an elder, or person with a disability is being abused, I must file a report with the appropriate state agency. Threats of harm to others, self?


Minors

If you are under eighteen years of age, please be aware that the law may provide your parents the right to examine your treatment records. It is my policy to request an agreement from parents that they give up access to your records. If they agree, I will provide them only with general information about our work together, unless I feel there is a high risk that you will seriously harm yourself or someone else. In this case, I will notify them of my concern. I will also provide them with a summary of your treatment when it is complete. Before giving them any information, I will discuss the matter with you, if possible, and do my best to handle any objections you may have with what I am prepared to discuss. At the end of your treatment, I will prepare a summary of our work together for your parents, and we will discuss it before I send it to them.


Additional Information