Fees and Payment

Rates


My fees are as follows:

My fees are $150 for an initial 90 minute assessment interview, $135 for a 60-minute session, $100 for a 45 minute session, and $50 for a 30-minute session. Clients paying out of pocket receive a $15 discount for paying in full at the time of service.

Insurance


I am an in-network provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pacific Source and MODA (formerly ODS). I also offer out-of-network provider coverage for other insurances. I can also provide you with a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company. You should call the insurance company in advance to see what information they need for out of network providers and how much they will cover.

With self-pay, your confidentiality is protected, and decisions about therapy are not limited by your insurance company.

Credit Cards


You may either pay by credit card at each session, or I can bill you monthly through PayPal. Please note that credit card payments made through PayPal will include a 3% processing fee. This fee is added into the amount shown below when you receive your invoice. The online payment process is simplified if you already have or create a free PayPal account, however, a PayPal account is not necessary to make a payment. To make a payment without a PayPal account simply fill out the credit card information below the “Don’t have a PayPal account?” section.

Cancellation Policy


Since your therapy involves specifically reserving my time; I need a minimum of 24 hours notice if you need to cancel for any reason. If due to illness, transportation problems, etc, you cannot come in, a phone session will be offered to you if you give at least 2 hours notice. You will be charged $100 for any missed appointment without 24-hour notice of cancellation.

Number of Sessions


Most symptoms related to anxiety, depression or relationships issues can be significantly improved in 6 to 12 sessions. Problems related to PTSD, psychosis, personality disorders or bi polar depression may need 24 to 60 sessions. I work very carefully with each of my clients to develop a treatment plan that fits their diagnosis and takes into account the reality of cost. Call or email me for more information.

Remember, it’s helpful to consider why you are going to therapy, the time frame offered for your expected outcome, and then evaluating your progress after a set number of sessions. The goals for therapy should be very clear and discussed frequently, so that you can be sure you are making progress and receiving value for therapy.

Other Options for Paying for Counseling

In thinking about paying for treatment you can consider the following:
  • Use your EAP benefit, which is often at no cost for up to 6 sessions. 
  • Pay between $20 to $40 for your copay, if you are using insurance. 
  • Use a health savings account to reimburse up to 100% of your fees for psychoanalysis and therapy. 
  • Your cash payment may be claimed on your taxes as a medical expense. Talk to a qualified accountant about this. 
  • Your cash payment for therapy with a licensed therapist can, in most cases, go toward meeting your annual insurance deductible
  • I can provide you with an invoice for your insurance company or your accountant.
  • Payments plans can help make therapy more affordable and more convenient. I accept automatic electronic installment payments.
  • I do offer reduced rates for people who need therapy, but simply can't afford it.

Confidentiality


Information relayed in the course of counseling will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to any person or agency without written consent. The only exceptions are as follows: 1) Statements made regarding intention to harm self or others, 2) any acts of child or elder abuse, and 3) information that would require emergency medical intervention. Consultation may be held with other professionals if I believe it will be useful in our work.

Free Initial Phone Consultation


Please do not hesitate to call me before we get started officially. Prior to our first face to face appointment, I offer a 15 minute phone consultation at no charge. This initial contact will allow us to meet on the phone to assure there is a good match and provides you an opportunity to get an initial sense of me and my approach. I make every effort to call back as soon as possible. I look forward to talking to you real soon!


Reach me by phone at 503-345-3370 or complete the Confidential Contact Form


Confidential Inquiry Form

Your email address and other information will be kept confidential. I will respond to you within 24 hours.

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