Fees and Billing
As a Licensed Psychologist, I am insurance eligible for all insurance carriers in Washington State. After years of being an in-network clinician for various insurance providers, I have left the panels of insurance networks. Many of my clients (for example, Regence, Premera and Value Options members) see me on an out-of-network basis; these members typically receive out-of-network reimbursement from their insurers that covers a significant portion of the cost of therapy. The specific amount of this reimbursement depends on your plan, and your insurer will be able to tell you exactly what this reimbursement would be. To inquire, you might contact your insurer and ask what the out-of-network reimbursement would be for outpatient, in-office psychotherapy. To facilitate your receipt of out-of-network reimbursement, I will provide you with the statements your insurer requires.
My fee for a 50 minute individual therapy session is $200. For a 60 minute couples session, my fee is $220. Group work is $60 per 90 minute meeting.
The decision whether to use managed care for therapy can be complex and varies from person to person. Insurers have the right to limit the number of sessions for which they will pay, and often they will require the periodic release of information that will justify, in their eyes, the cost of therapy. I am happy to speak with you about the decision whether to include your benefit company in your treatment.
If you plan to use your insurance for therapy, you are strongly advised to call your insurer prior to our first meeting to be clear of your benefits and how they pertain to our work.
Cancellation/Late Attendance Policies
You may cancel an appointment with at least 48 hours notice. If you have not given 48 hours notice, you'll be responsible for paying for your reserved time slot. Of course, benefit companies will not cover missed appointments. This payment will be due at our next meeting.
Please note that in the case of a late arrival, appointments will still end at their scheduled time.
Documents and Forms for New Clients
So that our time together can be spent most productively, please print and complete the following forms prior to our first meeting:
1. Individual Therapy Disclosure and Consent to Treatment.pdf. The Disclosure and Consent form provides information on various aspects of our therapeutic agreement. Please familiarize yourself with this information. You will need to sign this form before we may begin our work. Of course I'm happy to discuss and clarify anything you'd like prior to your signing. (For couples work, please download the Couples Disclosure Agreement).
2. Intake Form for New Clients.pdf. The Intake Form typically takes 15 minutes or less to complete and allows me to more quickly understand what may be bringing you to therapy.
3. Privacy Notice.pdf. The Privacy Notice provides more detailed information on your rights to confidentiality. This form is yours to keep and no signature is required. You do not need to bring this form to our meeting.