Frequently Asked Questions About Counseling
I offer online teletherapy via video and/or phone.
What type of counselor are you?
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and an HSP Knowledgeable Therapist providing individual counseling for preteens, teens, and adults in the State of Washington.
I work with individuals who are experiencing depression, perfectionism, ADHD, C-PTSD, work and/or school related stress, anxiety, grief, life-transitions, self-esteem, and the complexities of relationships.
What models of therapy do you use in counseling?
Therapy isn't a one-size-fits-all approach and therefore I apply Humanistic Therapy and support the Integrative therapy model which gives me the greatest flexibility to use different techniques from various therapeutic models. The combination of Humanistic and Integrative therapy offers a client what works best for them and emphasizes unconditional positive regard and personal growth.
With that in mind, I weave Jungian psychology, Depth psychology into my practice and Interpersonal therapy and Transpersonal psychology.
Both Jungian and Depth psychology "study dreams, images, symptoms, slips of the tongue, spontaneous humor, meaningful coincidences as well as interpersonal engagements, depth [psychology] attempt[s] to understand the language and the dynamics of the unconscious as it manifests in their work with clients and in the world...." (Source: Pacifica Graduate Institute).
As for Interpersonal and Transpersonal psychology these models of counseling support your interpersonal relationships and the connection between mind, body, and spirit.
And last, as a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), I have firsthand knowledge and education of how uniquely different it is to live in a predominantly non-HSP world!
How will we meet?
My private practice is online. I use Zoom for video sessions and a landline for phone sessions. You will need an internet connection to access the Zoom platform.
I treat our video and phone sessions as I would in-person and that is with respect and professionalism.
In case of technology failure, we can coordinate and continue our session via phone. You must be at a location such as home or in a private place located within the state of Washington. Sessions cannot be conducted while you are driving a vehicle. There will be no recordings of our sessions.
What are your fees? How are payments collected?
My individual counseling fee and/or parent consultation fee is $150 for a 60-minute session and $180 for a 75-minute session.
Preteens and teens (after we've established a therapeutic relationship) have the option for 45-minute ($115) and 30-minute ($80) check-in sessions.
Credit card and/or HSA payments are accepted via HIPAA-Secure Ivy Pay.
What insurance companies do you accept?
I am a provider for Wellspring EAP. Otherwise, I currently do not participate with any healthcare insurances. I'm out-of-network vs. in-network. However, I provide a monthly invoice (superbill) for you to submit to your insurance. Each superbill provides your insurance company with a diagnosis and a CPT code. Please check your coverage for out-of-network providers for possible reimbursement for your counseling services.
What are your virtual office hours?
My virtual office hours are Monday-Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10-4:30pm.
What's the best way to reach you?
The best way to reach me is to fill out the contact form for a free 15-minute phone consultation or you can email me at:
What is the No Surprise Act?
In compliance with the No Surprises Act, which went into effect January 1, 2022, all healthcare providers are required to notify clients of their federal rights and protections against “surprise billing.” More details about this policy are here. And I'll keep updating the information as I learn more.
If you are having a mental health emergency, please consider contacting 911 or having someone take you to the emergency room. For immediate help in times of emotional crisis for you, your family, or friends in need, you may call the 24-Hour Crisis Line: 866-427-4747.