What to Expect

Counseling = Collaboration

Counseling is a collaborative process designed to help you live a more authentic life. We will work together to develop goals, assess motivation to reach goals, checking in with progress along the way. It’s helpful to know if my approach is working for you, and I encourage you to discuss any challenges in our counseling relationship.

Risks

Counseling can be hard work, as we are likely to explore issues in your life that are painful. This may cause uncomfortable feelings, sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, pain, frustration, loneliness, etc. In some cases major life decisions are made; in others, traumatic events are reflected upon. Because feelings are naturally brought up through the counseling process, things might initially feel harder before they begin to feel better. This process of growth and change can cause significant impacts to employment, lifestyles, and relationships.

Appointments

At the first session, I will gather initial information about the concerns that have led you to seek therapy. If I do not feel I can meet your clinical needs or there is a conflict of interest, I will provide you with referral information for alternate services or therapists.

 

Sessions take place in my office and are 50 minutes in length.

 

Your session time is reserved for you, specifically. Please arrive on time, as sessions will also end on time.

Rates

50 minute individual session: $115
50 minute couples/family session: $135

 

Some availability for sliding scale.

 

Telephone consultations are charged at the 50 minute hourly rate.

 

Payment is due at the time of your appointment. I accept cash, personal checks, VISA and Mastercard at this time.

Insurance

I am an in-network provider for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shields. I also work with BDA Morneau Shepell EAP. I am an out-of-network for all other insurance companies, meaning your insurance company may reimburse you after-the-fact for a portion of your counseling fees. I’m happy to provide billing statements for you to submit to your insurer, though you are ultimately responsible for payment of the therapy session at the time of the session.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance to avoid incurring a $50 fee.