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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I really need therapy?  

There are many reasons why people choose to have therapy. Each individual will seek out therapy as an individual choice depending on what they are experiencing in their lives. Sometimes they have been dealing with issues or problems for years and only now want or feel they need the help to overcome what they struggle with. It can be a life change, or transition. Work issues, family issues, loss or grief, health concerns or they want to pursue personal growth. 

Working with a therapist can provide insight, impartial views as well as presenting new skills and strategies that allow them to take on life's challenges in more positive ways. 

Therapy can help many types of issues including, depression, anxieties including social, relationship conflict, grief and loss, stress management, attention and motivation issues, body-image issues and life transitions. 

Therapy is really right for anyone interested in change!

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, take insurance. I currently accept the following:

. Regence

. Premera

. Kaiser

. First Choice

. Aetna

. Optum

. Providence

. Out of Pocket/Out of Network

. Sliding scale

Please check with your insurance carrier to find out the following:

            1.  Coverage

            2. Mental health benefits

            3. Co pay and deductible amounts

            4. Number of sessions covered

            5. Do they pay for out-of-network providers

            6. Do you need a referral. 

Is therapy right for me? 

Not everyone's issues look alike, Each individual's story is different and requires different approaches. Everyone goes through challenging times in their lives where extra support will help navigate the many difficulties that are present. Having awareness to know when you need a helping hand, is a very positive and healthy trait. Therapy con provide long-lasting benefits, tools and support that you will need to overcome challenges now and in the future. 

What can I expect therapy to be like? 

Therapy sessions are different for each individual. Each session is unique depending on the clients goals and individual needs. It is customary for therapists to address primary issues and life situations in therapy sessions. Length of therapy needed is dependent upon specific issues or areas of concern. Complex issues require longer lengths of therapy. Length of therapy can be discussed in the intake process or over time. 

Therapy sessions last 50 - 55 minutes. It is very common to be asked to take or apply certain skills or actions outside of therapy and report progress at the next session. This help to integrate skills into your life between sessions.  This is imperative as it helps therapy become more affective both during and after therapy ends. 

Is therapy confidential?

HIPPA laws protect the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a therapist. Information is not disclosed without prior written permission from the client. There are, however, some exceptions required by law to this rule.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected abuse, child, dependent adult or elderly abuse. As a therapist, the law requires us to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.

  • If a client intends to harm themselves, the therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. If the client does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.

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