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Fees & Insurance

Fees

Effective January 2019, the fee structure for my services is as follows:

Individual Counseling — $140 per session

Couples Counseling — $150 per session

Initial Diagnostic Evaluation  —  $165 per session

Paperwork & Documentation Requests — No charge for first 15 minutes. $25 per 15 minute increment thereafter.

Sessions are 50-53 minutes unless otherwise discussed. Occasionally, some insurance plans may only allow for a 45 minute session. You will be informed if this is the case. If my fee creates a hardship for you, please discuss this with me. I reserve a limited amount of reduced-fee spots for those underemployed, unemployed, or students. Payment arrangements must be agreed upon prior to the start of treatment.

Insurance & EAP’s

For your convenience, I will file claims directly to insurance plans when I am an in-network provider. Currently, I am an in-network provider for:

  1. Premera Blue Cross
  2. First Choice Health Network
  3. Kaiser Permanente – Access PPO and Options PPO only
  4. Regence Blue Shield/Uniform Medical Plan
  5. Optum/United Behavioral Health

Prior to start of treatment, I will verify that your insurance policy covers outpatient mental health/counseling services.  In some cases, a pre-authorization may be required before services can be provided. I will also inform you of any co-pays or deductibles you may have.

For other insurance plans, I am considered an out-of-network provider. You will want to verify that your insurance will provide out of network reimbursement prior to the start of treatment. I require my full-fee payment at the time of the session and as a courtesy, I will submit your claim to your insurance company for reimbursement, if out-of-network reimbursement is allowed.

In addition to insurance, I am also a contracted provider for the following two EAP (Employee Assistance Program) plans:

  1. WA State Employees EAP
  2. Wellspring Family Services EAP

Please contact your respective EAP about getting a referral for counseling services.

 

Payment

Cash, checks, and major credit cards (VISA and MasterCard) are accepted. Payment is due at the end of the session.

 

Cancellation Policy

You are encouraged to attend all appointments for when you are scheduled. If you do need to cancel your appointment, please call or email me within 48 hours of your appointment. If you do not cancel within 48 hours, then you will be responsible for the full cost of the missed appointment. Last minute exceptions may be occasionally made in the event of illness, inclement weather, and true emergencies. Please note that insurance companies do not reimburse for missed appointments.