Fees and Insurance Information

Equity Rate: If you are interested in any of the services on this page and have experienced historical/institutional barriers to access, or social/systemic oppression, and/or are experiencing financial hardship, I can offer a reduced fee for limited number of slots. Please talk to me if this applies to you.

Individual and Couples Counseling

My fees for each 55-minute session will vary depending on your insurance benefits and whether you have met your deductible.  For individual clients not using insurance or paying privately, my fee is $180 per session. For couples, my fee is $180 per session, however, our first appointment will be 80 minutes, therefore the fee for the first appointment only is $250.

*Please note that insurance typically does not cover couples counseling.

As a courtesy I am willing to bill your insurance, or would be happy to provide you with a receipt for services which you may submit to your insurance company.  At this time I am credentialed with many Premera, Kaiser, and Cigna plans.  However, always call your insurance to verify this as each plan varies, and clients are billed for any fees insurance does not cover. If your employer has an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), I am contracted with the First Choice, Cigna, Lyra, and Wellspring EAPs.

Be sure to check with your insurance even if I have not listed it here, as many plans provide an "out of network" benefit and will reimburse services with any licensed counselor.  Psychotherapy services may also be reimbursed under your Flex Plan or Health Savings Account; be sure to inquire with the appropriate representatives from either of those plans.

Supervision, Consultation, and Presentation Fees

Supervision Fees: My fees are $180 per 50 minute hour and may be reduced at my discretion for supervisees with financial need.
Consultation and Presentation Fees: My fees are $180 per hour and may be reduced at my discretion on a case by case basis.

No Surprises Act/Good Faith Estimate

Effective January 1, 2022, a ruling went into effect called the “No Surprises Act” which requires practitioners to provide a “Good Faith Estimate” to individuals who are uninsured or utilize self-pay. You have a right to a Good Faith Estimate (referred to here as “GFE”) which works to show the costs that are reasonably expected for your psychotherapy services. If you are not using insurance to pay for psychological services, you are entitled to a GFE to protect you from unanticipated "surprise" health care bills secondary to non-emergency care.  For my practice, a GFE is included in the Practice Disclosure and Informed Consent form, sent to all clients prior to their first appointment. This information can be provided to you again at any time at your request. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created, and does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If you receive a bill that is $400 in excess of your GFE, you are allowed to file a dispute.

As stated in my Practice Disclosure and Informed Consent form:

Every individual’s mental health treatment journey is unique and personalized. How long you need to engage in mental health services and how often you attend sessions will be influenced by many factors, including, but not limited to:

  • Your schedule and life circumstances
  • Your provider’s availability
  • Ongoing life challenges
  • The nature of your specific challenges and how you address them
  • Personal finances

Thus, we will continually assess the appropriate frequency of services and will work together to determine if you wish to continue sessions, and/or when you have met your goals and are ready for discharge.

Note: GFE does not currently apply to any individuals who are using insurance benefits, including “out of network benefits” (i.e.., submitting superbills to insurance for reimbursement).

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/no-surprises-understand-your-rights-against-surprise-medical-bills