What are your hours and rates?
I offer a free phone consultation to address any questions and to mutually assess if we may work well with each other. My hours are from 11am to 8pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I provide 55 minute psychotherapy sessions at a rate of $140 per session. I also offer a limited number of sliding scale rate from $90-$140 for individuals. If you are interested in scheduling an initial appointment and/or to see my current availability please click HERE. (*Please note that I am not currently accepting new clients. Please e-mail me to be put on my waiting list.)
Do you accept insurance?
I accept Premera, LifeWise Primary (starting 1/1/20), First Choice Health, and Kaiser PPO. I also work with insurance plans as an out-of-network provider; many insurances provide generous out-of-network benefits. If you are eligible for out-of-network benefits, I will provide a reimbursement statement (superbill) for you at the end of each month to submit to your insurance. I encourage you to contact your insurance on the back of your card to see what out-of-network options you may have.
Some helpful questions to ask your insurance provider:
Do I have out-of-network, outpatient mental health benefits?
How much does my plan reimburse for an out-of-network provider? (What percentage of the fee will I be reimbursed?)
How many sessions per year does my plan cover?
What is my deductible and out-of-pocket maximum?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Is there anything else I should know that may be helpful?
How long will I be in therapy? What is it like?
Therapy lasts as long as needed or however long you want. Some people come for a couple of weeks, several months, or several years. This is often based on your goals, the various issues that are being addressed, and what else may be happening currently in your life. We will discuss your development throughout sessions and address ending therapy when appropriate.
Therapy is a unique opportunity to work on a variety of issues with a professional who is trained to listen objectively in order to help problem solve and increase self-acceptance. Friends and family are often wonderful people to look to for support and insight, but they can also share their subjective opinions and experiences that may not match with your own. Therapy allows the focus to be on you without judgment and fear of hurting anyone’s feelings; it’s a space where you can be completely honest. Therapy is an alliance that can be both healing and transformative.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please do so at least 48 hours before your scheduled session to avoid a cancellation fee equaling the agreed rate amount per session. Unless there is a prior arrangement, sessions will take place weekly at our pre-established time. You are allowed one no-show and/or cancellation less than 48 hours without penalty per calendar year. I believe that continuity is vital to meaningful therapeutic work and deep change.