My practice is currently full and I am not accepting new clients.
How much does counseling cost?
Individual/Couple Session - 50 minutes - $150 Individual/Couple Session - 80 minutes - $225 Court-related activity (please see this disclosure form for details) - $250/hr
Do you accept debit or credit card payments?
Yes. I also accept checks and cash in the exact amount.
Do you accept insurance?
I am in-network with Premera Blue Cross. I am also contracted with Wellspring Family Services EAP. I am considered out-of-network by all other insurance entities.
What if I want to use my insurance?
It is helpful to first determine whether you have mental health benefits and, if so, what will be covered by your insurance policy. To better ascertain the parameters of your mental health coverage, I suggest calling your carrier and asking the following questions:
1. Do I have outpatient mental health coverage? 2. Is there a ceiling or limit to the number of sessions or dollar amount I can use in a calendar year? 3. Do I have a deductible? If so, how much remains for the calendar year? 4. After my deductible is met, what is the amount of my coinsurance or co-pay? 5. (For out-of-network clients only) If my provider is not contacted with your company, for what percentage of my provider's fee will I be reimbursed?
If you are seeking couples therapy, please check with your insurance carrier and ask if they cover relationship counseling (CPT code 90847). Most policies do not cover this service.
What can I expect if I see you out-of-network?
For out-of-network clients, payment of the full session fee is due at the time of service. Upon request, I will provide you with a statement to send to your insurance company for direct reimbursement.
Do you have evening or weekend appointments?
My latest appointment is 5:00 p.m. It is first come, first serve. I am in the office weekdays only. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for details about my office hours.
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation notices must be received no later than 24 hours prior to your appointment time. Cancellations that occur within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment will incur a full session fee.
Do you work with children and adolescents?
My counseling practice is geared toward helping people aged 17 and older.
What is the difference between a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, and counselor?
Mental health terms are used interchangeably so it can be easy to get confused. Here are the differences:
Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is an MD who specializes in prescribing medications for mental illness. While psychiatrists do have some therapy training (the amount of which depends upon their training program), most psychiatrists focus on prescribing and managing medication.
Psychologist: A licensed psychologist has a doctoral degree exclusively for the purpose of providing therapy or counseling and/or working in a research or academic environment. Psychologists have four years of post-graduate education, followed by two years of full-time, supervised clinical service. Psychologists do not have prescription privileges. The terms "psychologist," "counselor," and "therapist" can be used interchangeably.
MA or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC): LMHCs and MAs have graduated from a two-year Master's Degree program the emphasis of which is providing mental health services to the public. MAs and LMHCs are considered counselors and therapists.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW): LCSWs also have a Master's Degree, comprised of two years of post-undergraduate training in their field. Some social work programs provide therapy or counseling education and training.