Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept Insurance?

Yes. I accept all insurances listed below. For out of network and private pay clients I am able to provide you a superbill-an itemized receipt that allows you to submit for out-of-network benefits. Out-of-network services may be reimbursed in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. We would verify your coverage before the initial session.

Aetna
Cigna and Evernorth
Blue Cross
First Choice Health | FCH
Blue Shield
GEHA
BlueCross and BlueShield
LifeWise
Out of Network
Premera
Regence
UnitedHealthcare UHC I UBH
Private Pay

What types of therapeutic approaches do you use?

Some of the therapy approaches I use are:

  • Person-centered, which focuses on collaboratively exploring your experiences and offering insight and solutions to your challenges.
  • Family Systems, which focuses on understanding how your childhood family operated, your role in that system, and how that experience has shaped your role in current relationships.
  • Emotion-Focused, which helps you identify emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them, and then to manage them.
  • Cognitive Behavioral, which assists you in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying thought processes, before working to modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them.
  • I also regularly incorporate somatic tools and exercises and psychoeducation around the brain and the body to build better awareness.

Do you offer in-person therapy sessions?

No, currently all sessions are online via a secure telehealth platform called Simple Practice. Benefits to online therapy include reduced travel time, accessibility from anywhere in the state, being able to meet from the comfort and privacy of your own home, and being able to schedule more easily during or around work hours.

What are therapy sessions like?

In our first session we will focus on what brings you to therapy, answering any questions that are coming up for you, and exploring any specific goals you have for our sessions. Following sessions will be a combination of exploring patterns, education around the psychology of the mind and body, learning tools to help with increasing introspect and coping strategies, and re-writing the stories you tell yourself. We will work collaboratively to uncover the strengths and resources within you, and discover new possibilities for your life going forward.

How often do we meet?

Therapy sessions are around 50 minutes and we meet weekly. I require weekly sessions so that we can build the working relationship required to do deep work and meet your goals. Biweekly sessions can become an option further into treatment if determined appropriate for severity of symptoms and/or if significant progress has been made. It is valuable to note however, that biweekly sessions can impact clinical effectiveness and treatment duration due to the longer gaps between sessions and spending increased time on "updating" your therapist rather than processing.

Therapy usually lasts as long as you are still working towards your goals or as long as you still experience a benefit from sessions. We will maintain open communication about progress toward goals and your feelings about the course of our work together.

What is your cancellation policy?

Your weekly hour is reserved for you, and therefore your financial responsibility for the duration of our therapeutic agreement. In the event that you need to cancel and/or reschedule our meeting I ask for at least 24 hours notice unless there is an emergency (e.g. death or birth in the family, an accident, serious illness or injuries of yourself or someone you care for). Work, scheduling or travel related conflicts will not be exceptions to this policy. The first late cancellation or no show will be subject to 50% of the full session fee and all following late cancellations and no shows will be subject to full session fee. You are not required to pay for any sessions that I cancel.

How do we get started?

You can call or email me for a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your specific areas of concern and assess if we are a good client/therapist fit. If I am not the right fit for you, I still want to help you connect with someone who is.

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