Azimuth Counseling & Therapeutic Services, 8 Essex Way, Essex Jct, VT  05452 - 802-288-1001

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Frequently Asked Questions . . .

8)       Will what I share be kept private?
    All of your conversations with the counselor are completely
    confidential (except where mandated otherwise by law, as
    in the case of child abuse and/or elder abuse, or imminent
    danger to yourself or others).

9)       Do you offer services to teenagers?
    Yes. Teenagers are often helped by having individual
    sessions, participating in a group, or by family therapy.

10)     Do you work with children 8-13?
    Yes, but a parent or guardian must always be available
    during the session.

11)     I am in a same sex relationship. What should I expect?
    How will I be treated at Azimuth?
    You will be treated the same as any individual or couple is
    treated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    All individuals and couples will be assessed, regardless of
    sexual orientation or gender identity, to see if there is a
    mental health condition that is able to be treated by the
    Therapist. If your therapist finds there is any therapeutic
    concern that needs to be addressed by someone with more
    expertise, you will be informed and offered a referral.

    For example, if a heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual
    individual or couple comes in for counseling a full
    assessment will be done. If, in the assessment, the
    therapist determines there is a therapeutic concern that
    needs treatment by a therapist with more expertise, the
    therapist will inform the individual or couple and offer to
    refer them out to a therapist with more expertise in that
    therapeutic area of concern, just as the clinician would
    with a heterosexual couple.

12)     How much does counseling cost?
    Each individual session costs $110 which is collected at the
    time of service. Our groups are typically $45 per session.
    Some of our therapists accept insurance. If your therapist
    doesn’t, you are encouraged to see if you qualify to use our
    sliding scale discount.

13)     How do I apply for payment assistance?

14)     What agency licenses Professional Counselors?
    The practice of both licensed and unlicensed persons in the
    field of psychotherapy in Vermont is regulated by the
    Secretary of State office of Professional Regulations. See for details.

15)     Do you have a Psychiatrist?
    Yes. Dr. Gary Keller sees individuals working with an
    Azimuth therapist.

16)     What is a Psychiatrist?
    A Psychiatrist is a licensed medical doctor (M.D.) who has
    had specialized postgraduate training in the diagnosis,
    treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional
    disorders. Psychiatrists are the only mental health
    professional licensed to prescribe medication. Board-
    certified psychiatrists have passed national oral and written
    examinations after completing a residency program in

17)    What if I have to cancel my counseling session?
    There is no charge for any session cancelled 24 or more
    hours prior to the scheduled time. However, sessions
    cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the
    session fee of $110.

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19)     Is your tax return available for public viewing?
    Yes. As required by the Internal Revenue Service, Azimuth
    makes our annual tax returns for the past three years
    available to the public. You may download and view the
    following returns in pdf format:

    Other questions?  Don't hesitate to give us a call!