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Practice Information

 

 

 

Availability:
I offer individual counseling and I am in the office Monday and Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings.

Rates and Insurance:
My rate is $100 for a 50 minute session.  I accept cash, check, and credit cards.

I have a limited number of sliding scale spaces available. Please contact me directly to discuss.

I am an in-network provider with Providence Health Plan and Regence BC/BS. For other insurance companies, my services may be billable through out-of-network benefits (which means you may be partially reimbursed for our sessions together).

If you do not know what your mental health benefits are, I encouraged you to contact your insurance company and ask the following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

  • What is the coverage or copay amount per therapy session?

  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?

  • Does my insurance have out-of-network benefits?


If you choose to use your health insurance for our sessions, it’s important to know that when insurance companies are involved, therapy is not confidential as they require reports about our meetings in order to authorize sessions.  Often, based on these reports they decide how many therapy sessions you are allowed. Insurance companies also require that a diagnosis be made.  We can discuss this so you are fully informed about the information that will go into your medical record. 

Working with an out-of-network provider and/or paying directly out of pocket ensures that information provided to your insurance company about you is limited, beyond the requirement to provide a diagnosis code.  The confidentiality of your treatment remains intact and decisions about your therapy remain in your hands. 

Cancellation Policy:
Our time together is reserved for you. If you need to cancel, please do so up to 24 hours in advance of your appointment time at no charge. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance you will be charged for the missed session.

Confidentiality:
I am legally and ethically bound to protect your privacy and confidentiality.  However, I am required by law to disclose information under the following circumstances:
- Based on our conversations, I suspect you have plans to harm yourself or someone else.
- Based on our conversations, I suspect either child or elder abuse.
- I am ordered by the courts.