Appointment Q & A



How do I set up an appointment?

Message me at 91474234 and indicate what kind of therapy you are seeking (adult, couples, teen or child). See below for my contact hours.

What are your consultation hours?

Appointment times are 12pm-6pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  There is no availability for mornings and public holidays.

Messages related to appointment inquiries will be answered during my office hours.  If you message me during non office hours, I will get back to you after the resumption of regular office hours.

Do you provide phone consultation prior to an initial consultation (the first meeting)?

I don’t offer phone consultation prior to the first meeting. However, I will be happy to address any question you have during an initial consultation.

What if I have questions about therapy that I want to ask?

If you have general questions about therapy, please visit Therapy Q & A. 

If you have questions/concerns specific to your situation that are not answered on my website, we will address them at our initial consultation session.

You might also consider the list of mental health service providers under “Other Resources” on my Location page.  There, you will find condition-specific services and some free and low-fee service providers.  Remember, help is available and you don’t have to deal with your difficulties alone.

What is your cancellation policy?

During the initial consultation period I have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If after the initial consultation period (which is typically 3 sessions long) we decide to continue with treatment then I will reserve a time for you each week. You will be responsible for that time. Missed sessions will be charged.

Do you accept credit cards?

Sorry, there is no credit card processing facility.  Fees can be settled by cash or checks.

What do I need to bring for my 1st appointment?

After we schedule a time, I will send you a document to review and sign.  Please bring that signed document to your first appointment.

What do I do when I arrive for my appointment?

When you arrive please let the reception know that you are here to see Dr. Bertie.  Have a seat in the waiting area and I will pick you up at our scheduled time.