Therapy is an investment in emotional well-being and is a powerful act of self-care. Sessions are 50-55 minutes each.
A note on insurance: When you use insurance to pay for services, therapy is often dictated by insurance company policies that may or may not be in your best interest, and are often based on arbitrary rules rather than what you specifically may be needing. This can include limiting number of sessions or only allowing one type of treatment. I am also required to give you a diagnosis and provide that diagnosis to your insurance company, which limits your confidentiality. I want YOU to be in charge of your own therapy and to be able to dive in to what you are really wanting to work on.
That being said, I know that insurance can be a helpful way to pay for therapy. I am currently in-network with the following insurance companies:
- First Choice Health
- Kaiser PPO Plan (Not HMO)
- Regence Blue Shield
In many cases, insurance companies will reimburse you for mental health services that are out-of-network. I am happy to provide you a "suberbill" that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please contact your insurance company to discuss your mental health benefits and out-of-network benefits if you plan to use insurance to pay for therapy.
Helpful questions to ask your insurance company include:
Does my insurance plan have mental health counseling or behavioral health benefits?
What is my deductible (e.g., how much do I need to pay before my benefits kick in?)
What are my out-of-network mental health benefits?
Do I need an authorization before I can seek mental health treatment?
Do I have a copay? How much is it?
Do I have a session limit?
I charge $150 per 50-55 minute session. If you plan to privately pay for therapy, I offer a discount, and my rate is $100. I do have a couple of sliding scale slots available for whom $100 prevents a significant barrier.