Insurance and Fees

When you contact me, I'm glad to offer a short phone consultation. We'll be able to briefly get acquainted, discuss the issues and perspectives you bring, and address any questions you have. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and I'm always happy to talk to people, even just to answer questions about what counseling might be like.

 

Fees:

Individual counseling session: $135

Play therapy session: $150

Support Group, price varies (generally $20-$60 per session)

 

Insurance: 

I am an in-network provider with Premera and First Choice Health (both their PPO Network and their EAP).  

Please note that if you have purchased your plan on the Washington Health Plan Finder website, I am most likely not in-network for you. Employer-sponsored Premera plans are likely still fine. It's a good idea to double check with your insurance!

If your insurance company is not listed above, many companies will still cover your sessions with me in part or in full.  Check to see what your out-of-network reimbursement is for an outpatient mental health office visit. After I've collected payment from you, I will give you a form called a superbill that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement from an out-of-network provider.

 

you are responsible for knowing these items:

To find out more about your mental health coverage here is a list of questions you can ask your insurance company. 

  • Do I need a preauthorization to access outpatient mental health services?

  • Does my insurance cover out of network providers? 

  • How many sessions are covered per year?

  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

  • Do I need a referral/approval from my primary care physician?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

  • Can I use my Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to help pay for my counseling?

 

Other Policies:

I request that you pay at the beginning of each session and I accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, or checks.

Cancellation Policy:  If you miss a session without canceling, or if you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you are responsible for paying the full fee for that session.  An exception to this 24-notice is in case of illness, please refrain from attending sessions while contagious or unable to engage in therapy fully.  If you are late for a session, you will be given the time remaining in your hour and be charged the full rate.  This is not meant to be punitive but to establish clear and respectful expectations for our time together.