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

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

 

Insurance: 

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

Please note that if you have purchased your 2017 Premera or Lifewise plans on the Washington Health Plan Finder website, I am most likely not in-network for you, unless you were able to select the Swedish/Providence network. Employer-sponsored Premera or Likewise 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 paperwork called as 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, credit cards 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. 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.