Q: What are your office hours?
I schedule appointments Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the following times: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:00pm, and 4:30 pm, with the occasional 6:00 pm.
Q: What is your fee for services?
Counseling services are billed in 50 minute units as follows:
$140.00 for one-to-one counseling.
$150.00 for couples or parent-child counseling (two persons).
$160.00 for family counseling.
$175.00 for initial intake sessions and telephone consultations.
$150.00 as a base for pro-rata charges for testing, records evaluation, telephone consultations, and excessive insurance provider administration.
$35.00 for email consultation, per issue.
No fee is charged for initial phone calls, appointment scheduling, and other logistical matters.
Q: What about insurance coverage for your services?
I am currently "in-network" for Premera Blue Cross. If you are a microsoft employee seeking family or relationship counseling under the Premera plan, please contact the company's employee assistance program for preauthorization. They are Wellspring Family Services at 1 800 553-7798. Thank you!
I gladly bill all plans but you are responsible for the difference in your coverage if I am not in-network your plan. Before our first session, please check with your plan and ask them the following questions. You can give them my National Provider Number, "NPI 1710004130" to identify me or say I am "a licensed mental health counselor at the Masters Degree level."
For reasons specific to the plan, if you have Regence Blue Shield or one of its affiliates, I ask for full fee at the time of service. Your plan will reinburse you if you are covered for outpatient mental health counseling. Thank you.
Q: Do you offer reduced fees?
Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis. I prefer to work with local agencies that have done income pre-screening for my lower-income clientele.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, checks, Visa or MasterCard (including Medical Subscriber Account cards). Parents of school-age children may be able to get their school district’s Special Education office to pay me with a District Purchase Order.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations received after 48 hours before a session’s scheduled date and time (2 working days) will be charged the full hourly fee for the service. Cancellations must be received by telephone.
Q: Can I schedule an appointment online?
You can request an appointment online through this form.
Q: Can I get your intake materials online?
Yes. Please use this email form to request my intake packet. It will just take you ten minutes or so to fill out. You can fax it back to me at the number seen below or send it as an email attachment if you have a scanner.
Q: What if I have other questions?
Please contact me for further information through this form or by calling me at 425 454-1787.