Dr. Franklin has a general counseling practice, where he sees children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and geriatric populations. The following is a list of specialized services:

Areas of Specialization

  • Anxiety Disorders (Assessment & Treatment)
  • Forensic & Custody Evaluations
  • Depressive Disorders (Assessment & Treatment)
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Clinical Hypnosis
  • Substance Abuse (Assessment & Treatment)
  • Traumatic Stress(Assessment & Treatment)
  • Sexual Disorders (Assessment & Treatment)
  • Eating Disorders(Assessment & Treatment)
  • Relational Disorders (Individual, Family, and Organizational)
  • Professional Ethics & Ethical Dilemmas
  • Single Parenting & Divorce Issues
  • Suicide Assessment & Prevention
  • Research and Data Analysis
  • Sexual Abuse Treatment
  • Domestic Violence (Assessment & Treatment)
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Military Issues

Sessions

Each appointment is scheduled to last 45-50 minutes. Sessions are generally scheduled to begin at the top of the hour (9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., etc.) and usually begin at the scheduled time. On rare occasions, some sessions may run over; even if the delay is just a few minutes, every effort will be made to let you know in advance. If the session must begin late, it will still last for the full 45-50 minutes. However, if you arrive late for an appointment, the session will end 50 minutes after it was scheduled to begin. The charge for these shortened meetings will be for the full amount.

Cancellations

If, for some reason, an appointment cannot be kept, kindly give at least (24) hours notice to cancel the session. If (24) hours notice is not given, there may be a $40 "no-show" fee for the missed appointment. Please be aware that insurance companies or Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) do not pay this fee. (Certainly, there are times when emergencies arise and short-notice for cancellations must be given; extenuating circumstances will be considered--especially for isolated incidents).

FEES

The initial session is approximately 45-50 minutes long and is billed at $150. Follow-up appointments last 45-50 minutes and are charged at $120. The office requests that all co-payments or deductibles be paid at the beginning of the session. Dr. Franklin accepts cash or checks only. Sliding-fee scale rates are available and are based upon annual income and family size. Please call the office for details.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Most major insurance policies are accepted. If you have questions about your particular insurance policy, please check with your insurance company or call the office during normal business hours, which are Monday to Friday from 8 A. M. to 5 P. M. If you donít see your insurance company listed HERE, please call them to ask what company they use as a local network coordinator for mental or behavioral health benefits (Requires Adobe Reader). Sometimes, a large regional insurance carrier will contract with local health networks to coordinate mental health coverage.