Is counseling right for me?
If you have questions you'd like answered to see if counseling is right for you, or if you'd like to schedule a session, you can reach my answering service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (360) 694-4739. I will return your call and answer any specific questions you may have and discuss scheduling and fees.
During your first visit I will learn what your concerns are and the outcome you want. Couples can find this an important start in sharing their perspectives more fully, and having a third party to help create a less charged, more objective listening environment where better understanding and resolution can be achieved.
How long does counseling take?
Often people want to know how many sessions it will take to work out their difficulties and get their lives and relationship issues resolved. This can depend on the severity of the problem that brings you in. A more long-standing problem can sometimes be an indicator of the length of treatment. The most significant factor in moving forward is your willingness to confront and change your own unproductive behavior.
What about confidentiality?
You can expect all issues discussed in the course of therapy to be handled with strict confidentiality. Only with your written consent can any information be released.
Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)
Do you take insurance?
I am covered by some insurance companies, including:
- Preferred provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon
- Participating provider for Regence Blue Shield of Washington
- Non-participating provider (covered at 50%) for
Premera of Washington
I encourage you to contact your insurance company to see if they cover my services. I am glad to provide pertinent information that you may need for your carrier.