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Frequently Asked Questions

It's common to have a million questions about what to expect from therapy and your therapist, even if you've been in therapy before. If your questions aren't answered below, don't hesitate to reach out.

What if I’m in crisis and need to talk to someone immediately?

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis and would like to talk to someone immediately, volunteers are available 24/7 at the following help hotlines: - Suicide and Crisis Hotline: Text or call 988 - Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741-741 - LGBTQ+ Crisis Support (The Trevor Project): Call 1-866-488-7386 or text 678-678

How much does a therapy session cost?

A 50-minute psychotherapy session is $150, and the one-time 90-minute intake assessment is $200. I reserve a limited number of lower-cost slots to make therapy more accessible to those of a lower income bracket. Please let me know if you are in need of a reduced rate to attend therapy. All clients begin with a complimentary 30-minute consultation to determine if we're a good fit for therapy. For full details, see my Fees & Services page.

Do you take insurance?

At this time, I’m unable to bill insurance. I can provide you with a monthly superbill that may be sent to your insurance for reimbursement. Please note: You are strongly encouraged to check with your insurance prior to your first appointment to understand if they will reimburse the cost of out-of-network providers—and if so, what portion, how many sessions, and how long reimbursement will take. See Fees & Services page for more info.

Do you offer telehealth and/or in-person sessions?

My practice is currently telehealth only, but I hope to offer in-person appointments in Bellingham, WA soon! My licenses only allow me to see clients who are physically located in Washington State.

How long should I expect to be in therapy?

This varies from person-to-person. You have complete say over how long you’d like to attend therapy, and can end at any time for any reason. Sometimes, therapy is a short-term jumpstart; some clients only need a few sessions to find their footing on an issue or goal. For others, it’s a long-term process (months or years) of cultivating new tools, patterns, and authentic identity. But ultimately, your therapy timeline is yours to own. I’m here to support you for just a short leg of it or the longer haul.

How do I schedule a session?

If you're looking to set up a first-time, no-cost consultation with me, please visit my Contact & Booking page to submit your request. Established clients may email me directly to schedule appointments or use this link to my live calendar to request an appointment.

Do you only work with addiction or substance use issues?

Not exclusively! I work with clients on a wide range of mental health issues. Whether or not you’re dealing with addiction/substance use issues, please reach out and we’ll see how things fit.

Are you able to see children, teenagers, couples, or families?

I currently work individually with adults ages 18+. At this time, I don’t offer sessions for couples, families, or those under the age of 18.

How do you keep my personal health information safe?

I have a legal and ethical duty to protect your personal health information. Please visit my Privacy Policy if you would like to understand fully how this information is used and protected as a participant in therapy.

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