Consultation Rates & FAQs

To ensure goodness of fit, Jessica R. Rothstein, Psy.D. (owner of Collaborative Pathways) provides a complimentary 15 min video meeting. During this time, you will state the reason you want to seek consultation and she will gather any additional information necessary. Following this meeting, you will be sent a consultation agreement to sign. This agreement outlines scheduling policies and serves as an Informed Consent, as we believe in the parallel process between consulting and therapy.
Collaborative Pathways prides itself on creating Continuing Education courses and trainings that are tailored to the needs of the requestor, therefore, general pricing guidelines are not available. Please contact us to discuss further.
For licensed social workers and licensed professional counselors (LCPC), groups will be composed so that you can count participation towards CE credits. For social workers, it will fall under Category II activities. For LCPC, it will be classified as Category B. Please note we have researched the CE requirements and believe that our groups qualify, however, it is your responsibility to verify this information with your specific board.

It may be possible for psychologists to count groups towards CE credits, however, it depends on the number of psychologists who are in the group.

If you are interested in counting the groups for CE credit please discuss this during your initial 15 min free consultation so the process can be explained to you.
As with many things with psychology, there is a yes and no answer here.

Yes. . . Research shows that regular consultation with other professionals, especially those with strong clinical skills who have been working in the field for many years, helps keep mental health care providers healthy. This results in less clinical “errors” that could lead to boundary crossings or other situations that might result in a report to a licensure board or a patient complaint. Looked at this way, consultation is good proactive care to ensure you are functioning well. It is analogous to keeping your yearly medical check-ups, or therapists who are engaged in their own therapy work.

Yes. . . Ethical codes in all professional mental health fields discuss the importance of clinical consultation. When seeking consultation on complex cases you can document that you have consulted with a team member in your clinical notes as this is a good risk management strategy.

No. . Collaborative Pathways provides consultation to therapists who are licensed at their terminal degree i.e., you no longer need supervision hours and can practice independently. As such, we are not acting in a supervisor role, and thus a therapist is responsible for the care they provide.
Maybe... We recognize that our consultants have clinical skills that are widely sought after and we feel strongly about helping other mental health professionals grow. In order to determine if this is possible, there must be a discussion between the LGPC/LGSW/Psych Associate, the supervisor for this individual, and Dr. Rothstein as the owner of Collaborative Pathways. Specific individualized consultant contracts will be developed for these situations and will involve the supervisor receiving consultation as well.