When I first meet with an individual client or the parents and/or guardian of child, the very first session is absolutely free. I consider this session a consultation and it provides us with the opportunity to meet in person and see if our personalities and learning styles are a good fit. These sessions are approximately 30 minutes long and are meant to be a brief introduction to the therapist and the therapy environment.

After the initial consultation, my standard fee is $120 for a 50 minute session and this rate is the same for individual therapy, family therapy, or couples therapy sessions. Academic and ADHD coaching sessions are offered at a reduced rate of $60 for each 50 minute session as those services are considered to be educational an are not payable by most health insurance companies.

INSURANCE

I am a preferred provider with First Choice Health, Regence BlueShield, and Washington Apple Health. I am an out-of-network provider for other insurance plans. If I am an out-of network provider for your particular insurance plan I can provide you with a receipt that you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement.

Please contact your insurance company to ask about any mental health benefits that your plan may or may not have. Your insurance provider should be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the types of services that are covered, the number of sessions permitted, any deductible you may or may not have, and any other relevant information.

PRIVATE PAY OPTION:

Some individuals choose to pay out-of-pocket for therapy services in order to maintain privacy and avoid some of the constraints that insurance companies impose on therapeutic services (i.e., the necessity of assigning a diagnosis, a pre-determined amount of sessions allocated to the client, access to clinical records). Please feel free to discuss this with me if you have any questions or if this is an option that you might prefer.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Because an appointment slot is time that is saved specifically for you, there will be a $60 charge for appointments cancelled or missed with less than 24 hours notice. This fee is not payable by insurance.

PAYMENT POLICY:

Payment is due at the time of service and I accept cash, check, and credit card.