|Office Policies & Fees
Individual therapy and couples counseling. The fee is $120.00 for a 60-minute session. I request that you pay me, by check or cash, at the end of each session. Some clients prefer making payment for a series of sessions to reduce the number of checks written. Family therapy is frequently most efficient with a co-therapist. The charge for co-therapy is $200.
Group therapy. For group therapy, I charge a fee of $40.00 per group member for a 90-minute group session.
Telephone counseling. Telephone sessions are billed at the same rate as individual therapy.
Cancellations can be made by phone (206) 829-2422 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) any day at any time. Cancellations received less than 48 hours in advance and missed appointments will be charged at the full fee.
Confidentiality is assured, with three exceptions. The law requires that if I suspect abuse has been done to a child or an elderly person, I am required to report it to authorities. If I believe you are a danger to yourself or to someone else, I will take steps to protect your safety and/or the safety of others. Also, if you work through an insurance provider, your contract likely allows your carrier to receive copies of any and all of your confidential records. See FAQ for more information.
Your work with me will likely be covered by insurance if you have:
- Primera Blue Cross,
- Uniform Medical,
- a plan without a specific mental health provider panel
(i.e. Carpenter's Trust, Retail Clerks, etc.),
- auto insurance that covers trauma recovery,
- a PPO plan,
- any plan that has coverage for "out-of-network" or "non-participating" mental health professionals.
I’d be happy to call your insurance to check on coverage if you like – just let me know if you need assistance.
I do not bill insurance directly, but I will provide you with an insurance form showing all applicable information required for you to obtain reimbursement. All you need to do is send this form to your insurance company, provided your coverage includes mental-health benefits.