Privacy & Policy
The information shared in session is confidential. However, because I am a mandated reporter there are limits of confidentiality. They include:
- Suspected child abuse or vulnerable adult abuse
- Intent to inflict harm to another person
- Intent to harm himself or herself
Court & Legal Proceedings
In the event that Amanda Nephew, LMFT is called to court or my client records are requested through subpeona or court order, Amanda Nephew, LMFT will charge the full amount applicable under state law or the usual and customary for our services.
Copies of records will be made available for a $18.36 processing fee, plus $1.38 per page for copying. (MN Statute 144.292, Subdivision 6).
If Amanda Nephew, LMFT testifies in any court or legal proceeding, voluntarily or by subpeona or court order, regardless if the testimony is factual or expert, or to present any or all records pertaining to the therapy relationship to a court official, the client agrees to pay Amanda Nephew, LMFT for these testimony related services (including but not limited to: travel, necessary expenditures such as copies, parking, meals, and the like, time spent speaking with attorneys, reviewing records and preparation or reports) at the rate of $400 per hour.
The client further agrees to pay a retainer fee of $2000 two weeks prior to the appearance, presentation of records, or testimony requested. A personal check will not be considered an acceptable form of payment for these services.