Frequently Asked Questions

When do you have available appointments?
Please contact me and I will be more than happy to discuss availability.

How long is a session and how often do we meet?
Sessions are typically 50 minutes and occur on a weekly basis.

How much do you charge for a session?
I bill individual sessions at $150.

I bill 50-min couple sessions at $175, 75-min couple sessions at $190, and 90-min couple sessions at $205

Do you take my insurance?
I am in-network with Regence only. As an out-of-network provider for all other insurances, I am not able to bill other insurance companies directly.

But you’re listed as “in-network” with my insurance…

I previously saw patients at Swedish so you may still see my name listed as “in-network” with other insurance companies. This information is no longer up to date. I am only in-network with Regence. I do not currently see clients at any other locations other than my private practice.

What if I want to be reimbursed by my insurance?
I am happy to provide you with all relevant documentation (a “superbill”) that you can submit to your insurance company to help you get reimbursed for a portion of the fee. In many cases the difference between my fee and the reimbursement from your insurance (paid directly to you by them) is equivalent or slightly more than you would pay for a co-pay if you saw a therapist who takes your insurance. Contact your insurance company to find out more. Some good questions to ask your insurance carrier are:

What is my coverage for outpatient mental health? 
If my provider is out-of-network, what percentage of the session fee is covered?
Has my deductible been met?
What is my co-payment or co-insurance?
How many covered sessions do I have per year?
Do I need pre-authorization for services?

How do I pay for a session?
Payment is due at the beginning of session.  I accept cash, check, credit and HSA cards. You will be expected to pay for any missed sessions unless you provide 48-hours advance notice of cancellation. It is important to note that insurance companies do not provide reimbursement for canceled sessions. 

How long will therapy take?
The duration of therapy is determined by each individual’s particular challenges and goals. For some, treatment goals can be met within a couple of months, for others it may take a couple of years. Deeper work takes longer than symptom relief, and at times will require working through discomfort that can lead to lasting change and fuller, more authentic living. I will have a better sense of this after the intake appointment and the following few sessions. I will review treatment progress throughout the course of our time together so that we both remain on the same page regarding length of treatment. 

What are my privacy rights?
Your personal health information is protected under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  You can read a notice of your privacy rights here. Further information about client confidentiality will be provided in a Client Consent form which you will be given prior to the intake appointment.