Can I Use Insurance?
I accept Premera, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Regence, and First Choice Insurance.
For other plans, I can provide a statement that you can submit to your insurer for reimbursement. I do not bill insurance directly. Many insurance plans cover out-of-network services and you can find out by calling the number on your insurance card.
Be sure to call your insurance plan and ask about your co-pay, co-insurance, and deductible for out patient mental health services. For couples counseling, you will also want to confirm that couples counseling is covered, as not all plans cover that.
My standard rate is $150 per 50 minute session.
I offer a discounted rate if you pay for four sessions in advance. This rate is $500 and covers four sessions.
I accept cash, check, credit card, and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Payment is due at the end of each session, or in advance as mentioned above.
What About Sliding Scale?
If finances are tight for you, I offer sliding scale rates for up to five clients on my case load. Sliding scale rates range from $80 to $125 per session. These reduced rates are available on request and you set your own rate based on your own assessment of your ability to pay within the ranges mentioned above.
24 hour Notice for Cancellation
I serve many clients and must respect their needs as well as yours. To help achieve this I ask you to accept responsibility for arriving on time and notifying me at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend. If you fail to provide this notice, I can charge you the full fee for the session, even if you did not attend or missed part of it. However, I understand that illness and urgent life problems may prevent you from giving sufficient notice and will make exceptions in such cases.
Except in certain specific circumstances, I will not tell anyone your identity, or identifying information, or what was shared in a session without prior written permission. When a session involves more than one adult client, each client must provide written consent before I can disclose information to a third party.
The most important exception to the rule of confidentiality may occur when I have reason to believe a client may harm themselves or others.
In addition, to better serve you, I may consult a supervisor or fellow professional about your case. When doing so, I protect your identity by using pseudonyms, withholding identifying information, and only sharing information relevant to a psychological consultation. My supervisor and colleagues are also bound by practices of confidentiality.
A more detailed explanation of exceptions is available in the therapy agreement we sign before our first session, or on request.
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