"The best investment you can make is in yourself"
My fees are $125.00 for the initial intake appointment, and $100.00 for each therapy appointment after.
The initial intake appointment make take more than one session, but you will only be charged the $125.00 once. Following appointments will be charged the $100.00.
Therapy sessions usually run between 45 to 50 minutes long. The initial recommendation is usually for weekly sessions.
In order for us to set realistic treatment goals and priorities, it is important to evaluate what resources you have available to pay for your treatment. If you have a health insurance policy, it will usually provide some coverage for mental health treatment. I will provide you with whatever assistance I can in helping you receive the benefits to which you are entitled; however, you (not your insurance company) are responsible for full payment of my fees. It is very important that you find out exactly what mental health services your insurance policy covers before beginning treatment.
You should carefully read the section in your insurance coverage booklet that describes mental health services. If you have questions about the coverage, call your plan administrator. Of course, I will provide you with whatever information I can based on my experience and will be happy to help you in understanding the information you receive from your insurance company.
You may also choose to not use your insurance and pay privately. By not involving insurance companies, your counseling is not limited by diagnosis, treatment plan, or session limits that may be imposed by your insurance company. We are better able to develop and work a plan that fits your needs, not those of the insurance company.
Paying privately or out of pocket, assures you of the highest degree of privacy, flexibility and control of your mental health records allowed by Washington state law.
If you have insurance, and I am in network with your carrier, then the choice is yours as to which direction to take.
I require 24-hour cancellation notice in order to reschedule appointments. Cancelling your session without proper notice or not showing up will incur half of you fee for the missed session. Emergency situations will be evaluated on an individual basis.