What can I expect from therapy?
The therapy process is very individual - each person has unique needs and goals. We will work together to determine what goals to focus on. You can expect to have more insight into your life, develop new perspectives on the challenges you face and be able to experience more calm and peace in your life, as well as relationships that feel more satisfying.
I focus partly on teaching specific tools you can use in your everyday life, as well as exploring behavior patterns that may be getting in your way - improved quality of life is something you can expect from working with a therapist.
How will I know if we're a good fit?
I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation. Prospective clients can ask questions and get a good sense of whether we would be a good match.
Will you bill insurance?
Yes, I am a Preferred Provider for the following insurance plans:
AETNA ASURIS DVR FIRST CHOICE FIRST CHOICE EAP HMA KPS LIFEWISE PREMERA BLUE CROSS REGENCE (processed thru Premera) BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
I accept most other health insurance plans that cover "out-of-network" providers and will bill your insurance company directly. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company to verify that they will reimburse for mental health counseling.
Do you prescribe medication?
No. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I am not licensed to write prescriptions. If during our time together you express a need for medication, I can give you a referral list where you may inquire about medication for your particular needs. Or you can talk to your primary care doctor about this. I am happy to collaborate with your prescribing physician regarding medication.
Will my insurance pay for mental health counseling?
I encourage prospective clients to call their insurance provider directly and ask the following questions:
- Does my plan cover outpatient mental health counseling?
- Do I have a deductible? How much?
- Will I have a copay or co-insurance?
- Do I need a referral from a Doctor to see a mental health provider?
- Do I need pre-authorization?
- How many visits am I allowed per year that are covered under my plan?
Initial Diagnostic Session – $170.00
Individual Therapy – $140.00
Couples or Family Therapy – $170.00
If you have scheduled an initial appointment with me please download, complete and bring the following forms to your appointment. Please also bring your insurance card and photo id to your first office visit.