Fees and Insurance

Therapy Cost and Insurance Coverage
for Therapy in Seattle

What to expect…

I offer therapy online and in-person at my office in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.

Typical sessions are 55 minutes, though longer sessions (90 minutes) are available and recommended for the initial couples therapy sessions.

Initial Consultation
and Pre-Assessment

I offer a free initial consultation because it is important for you to choose who you want to work with when you start this process. It’s a get to know each other session. You can ask questions, meet me, learn about my services, and decide if you think I am the right therapist for you and your situation.

Duration: 15 minutes

Fee: FREE

Individual Therapy Session

This is time set aside to focus on you and the work you’re doing to live a happier, more fulfilled life. It may be challenging at times, but by examining parts of ourselves that we may be avoiding can create space for the possibility of healing and change.

Duration: 55 minutes

Fee: $145 via telehealth or in-person session

Couples Therapy Session

Everything we do in couple’s therapy will be tailored to you & your partner. I want to help you both get out of a cycle of blame, withdrawal, and complaint in order to reconnect and thrive together.

Duration: 90 minutes

Fee: $220 via telehealth or in-person session

Extended Therapy Session

Occasionally, it helps to have more time for a session, especially if there are a lot of rich areas to cover. I offer the sessions as an option for more space for exploration.

Duration: 90 minutes

Fee: $220 via telehealth or in-person session

Fees

My fees are comparable to other therapists with similar experience and training in the area. I do reserve several slots for those who cannot comfortably pay the full fee. Please inquire to learn more.

Insurance

While I am not an in-network provider, I do provide a billing statement (superbill) at the end of each month that can be submitted for reimbursement for clients with PPO, HSA, or other flexible benefits.

Payment

For convenience and ease, I accept all major credit cards as well as FSA and HSA cards. Payment is due at the time of your session and is automatically processed through a secure booking software.

For your convenience, we recommend working with a platform like Mentaya who can submit, track, and process your insurance superbills.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fees and Insurance

I am licensed by the State of Washington as a mental health counselor, so many of my clients are able to receive reimbursement from their insurance company or employee health spending accounts for my services as an out-of-network provider.

Because I do not bill insurance directly, I am able to provide my clients with several benefits:

  • Increased privacy of your personal health information
  • Greater flexibility of scheduling
  • The assurance that all the decisions about the duration, quality and content of your care are made only by you and me, based on what is working for you.

The USA Federal Government passed a law called “The No Surprise Act.” It requires all licensed health care providers and entities to provide a “Good Faith Estimate” of the cost of treatment prior to a patient’s medical appointment.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost for any non-emergency items or service. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or a service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy or take a picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises

The answer is…maybe…depending on your insurance provider. You should check with them for peace of mind if you are looking to get reimbursed.

I am licensed by the State of Washington as a mental health counselor, so many of my clients are able to receive reimbursement from their insurance company or employee health spending accounts for my services as an out-of-network provider. They do this by submitting the monthly superbills I provide for reimbursement.

Because I do not bill insurance directly, I am able to provide my clients with several benefits:

Increased privacy of your personal health information

Greater flexibility of scheduling

The assurance that all the decisions about the duration, quality and content of your care are made only by you and me, based on what is working for you.