Fees and Insurance

If finding a good fit in a counselor is hard, finding someone who either takes your insurance or can fit into your budget is even harder. If you've gotten this far, I'm sure you're already struggling and just want to feel better.  Finances can also be tight and for most are a real barrier toward getting help. I have been there myself and understand the decision to either pay for therapy or pay for other important priorities. If this is a concern for you, please talk to me and we can discuss your options.

An encouragement: By engaging in therapy you are making a real investment in your future. In my own personal experience, as well as in my observation of many of my clients, working with someone who is a good fit will pay off financially in the end. You will become more confident in yourself and your abilities, and you will stop needing to rely financially on things because you are struggling. Your life is worth so much - don't let a copay or a deductible shortchange you from the peaceful, confident life you are capable of living. 

Insurance:

I am in-network with the following insurance companies:

  • BlueCross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Aetna

I am also able to bill other insurance companies on an out-of-network basis:

  • PacificSource
  • Moda

Though the fees might higher with an out-of-network provider, they may not be as high as you expect. Let me know if you'd like to me check your benefits and we can discuss your options.

 

Out of pocket?

There are some advantages to paying out of pocket for therapy. In some cases, it might be your only choice. Remember that you need to have a diagnosis in order to bill your insurance for services, and this diagnosis will be on your medical record forever. I have known people who had trouble getting life insurance after having a mental health diagnosis on their record. 

I have several sliding scale/scholarship appointment openings that might make this option more affordable for you. Please ask me if this is something you're interested in.

My standard fee is $115 per 55-minute session.

 

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