Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule an appointment?
I offer a 15 - 20 minute free consultation call. During this call, we both get the opportunity to ask questions to further determine if we are a good fit. We then will schedule our first appointment (initial intake appointment).
We can either schedule over the phone during the free consultation call or you can text/email to schedule.
Typically, sessions are repeated each week during the same time and day.
How long does each therapy session take?
Intakes will take about 90 minutes. This is the first appointment where information is gathered to better understand your background and the reasons you are seeking services.
All other sessions after the intake will be about 50 to 55 minutes. These will start off as weekly and taper down to bi - weekly/bi - monthly depending on your goals.
Please note that family sessions tend to run longer (about 70 minutes).
What if I miss a scheduled session?
Please inform me at least 24 hours in advance in regards to rescheduling.
Below is my Cancellation Policy:
24 hour advanced notice - No fee
No call/no show - Full session fee
What can I expect in the first session?
The intake (aka first) appointment consists of me gathering background information to learn more about you and what brings you in for services. During this initial appointment, we will also go over office policies and other documents such as privacy practices and confidentiality.
At the end of the intake session, we can decide together if it feels right to move forward in scheduling another session and beginning the rest of the therapeutic journey.
Is what we talk about confidential?
Absolutely. What you share in session remains confidential between us unless:
You disclose you are an immediate threat/harm to yourself or others
Suspicion or disclosure of child/dependent elderly abuse
In the case of court subpoena
We can talk more in depth about these exceptions to confidentiality and my other office policies during the initial intake session.
Do you take insurance?
At this time, I accept Asuris, First choice health, United Healthcare/Optum and Premera, Regence and Lifewise insurances. For all other insurances, I can provide you with an itemized invoice each month that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
Ask your insurance provider if they cover “out of network” services for mental health. Depending on your out-of-network coverage, psychotherapy sessions may be covered in part or in full.
I accept payment via check, debit or credit card, HSA or FSA card at the end of each session.
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