Fees

I offer a free 15-minute introductory phone session for all new clients to see if we are a good fit to work together.

I offer private pay services as well as bill thru the insurances listed below.

 

My standard fee is $185 for the Intake appointment and  $165 per 53-minute session.

 

I provide a few sliding scale option if needed.

If you need to cancel and/or reschedule an appointment, please contact me by telephone at least 24 hours in advanced of your scheduled time. Otherwise, there will be a $85 late fee for all no-shows/late cancel.

I am a preferred provider for the following insurance plans: 

Premera

Regence

First Choice Health Network

If your insurance plan is not listed above,  you may still be able to utilize your "Out of Network" benefits. Please inquire with you own insurance about it. 

How do I know how much of your fee I will be reimbursed for from my insurance company?

Contact your insurance company. It is your responsibility to find out how reimbursement works with your particular insurance plan. 

Please inquire with your insurance whether Telehealth/Virtual Therapy/Online Therapy/Teletherapy services are covered.

Some helpful things to keep in mind when speaking with your insurance company are:

  • Is mental health counseling a covered benefit in my plan? If so, what types are covered? Individual, Family, Couples?

  • What is my deductible and has it been met?

  • Are there a certain number of sessions I am allowed per year for counseling?

  • Are sessions limited to a specific time allotment? (50 mins?, 60 mins?)

  • Do I need a referral from my primary care physician prior to attending counseling sessions?

  • How much will I be reimbursed for using an 'Out of Network' provider?

Most clients with insurance plans have the ability to be reimbursed for my full fee or a portion of my fee. I can provide you a receipt (Superbill) for you to turn into your insurance plan for reimbursement if requested.  Payment is due at the time of service via cash, check, or credit card. ​

There can be some great advantages to working with an 'Out of Network' provider.

  • We can assess your individual needs and create a plan collaboratively that puts your needs first without the restrictions and requirements of an insurance plan.

  • Privacy and Confidentiality are increased knowing that I do not have to share any or very little of your information with an insurance company.

  • We are not bound by a predetermined number of sessions.​

Good Faith Estimate

As of January 1, 2022, state-licensed or certified health care providers need to give a Good Faith Estimate of healthcare charges to every new and continuing client who is either uninsured or is not planning to submit a claim to their insurance for the healthcare services they seek.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges  for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a GFE
for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a GFE before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your GFE, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your GFE.

This GFE does not account for late cancellations, no-show fees, crisis sessions, non-therapeutic charges, case management fees, court litigation fees, or other financial arrangements determined on a case by case form. 

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate,  visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
 

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Forms

After an initial phone consultation, you will receive a link to your secure client portal. There are new client forms to read, fill out and sign prior to your first appointment.