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Frequently asked questions


Years in Practice: 11 Years
School: Eastern Washington University
Year Graduated: 2012
License No. and State: BBH-LCSW-LIC-12202

Cancelation policy

You must cancel within 48 hours of your session time, or you may be charged the full rate of your session. This allows us to offer the time slot to someone else who may want it. You can text or call your provider to communicate you need to cancel or reschedule.

We try to respect your time and ask the same in return. We appreciate your understanding with our cancellation policy.

What treatment approaches might be used

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical(DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

How do I pay for session

For clients with insurance coverage:

  • Co-Payment: If you have insurance coverage, you will be responsible for the co-payment at the beginning of each session. Please be prepared to make this payment before we begin your session. The amount of your co-payment will depend on your specific insurance plan, and I can help you determine the exact amount if you’re unsure.
  • Verification: It is very important to verify coverage with you insurance prior to session, but it’s important to note that coverage may vary from one insurance company to another. If your insurance provider does not cover the full cost of our sessions, you may be responsible for any outstanding balance.

For clients choosing to pay out-of-pocket (cash pay)

  • Payment at the Beginning of the Session: If you are paying for sessions out-of-pocket, the full session fee is expected at the beginning of each session. Please come prepared with your payment. 
  • Insurance Reimbursement: If you choose to pay out-of-pocket but have insurance coverage, it’s essential to keep in mind that you may be eligible for reimbursement from your insurance provider. I can provide you with a detailed receipt (superbill) that you can submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement. It’s crucial to check with your insurance company to understand their specific reimbursement process. 
  • Please let your provider know if you have any questions or concerns about payment or insurance. I’m here to assist you in any way I can. Our primary focus is on your well-being, and I want to ensure that the payment process is as transparent and straightforward as possible. 

How do I know if I need therapy or if my problems are bad enough?

  • it’s completely natural to have doubts or questions about seeking therapy. The decision to start therapy is a personal one, and it’s not always about the severity of your problems. Therapy can be valuable for a wide range of concerns, and it’s not limited to only those with severe issues. Here are a few factors to consider when determining if therapy might be beneficial for you: 
  • Emotional Distress: If you’re experiencing emotional distress that interferes with your daily life, relationships, work, or overall well-being, therapy can provide valuable support. 
  • Life Changes: Significant life changes, such as a major transition, loss, or major life event, can be an appropriate time to seek therapy to help you navigate these challenges. 
  • Difficulty Coping: If you’re finding it challenging to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issue, therapy can equip you with effective coping strategies. 
  • Self-Exploration: Even without a specific problem, therapy can be a place for self-exploration, personal growth, and improving your overall mental and emotional health. 
  • Relationship Issues: If you’re facing difficulties in your relationships, whether it’s with a partner, family member, or friend, therapy can provide a safe space to work through these challenges. 
  • Mental Health Questions: If you’re unsure about your mental health status or if you have concerns, a therapist can assess your condition and guide you in the right direction. 
  • Remember, there is no “threshold” for needing therapy. It’s more about recognizing when you could benefit from professional support and guidance. If you’re unsure, consider reaching out for an initial consultation with a therapist, like myself, to discuss your concerns, goals, and whether therapy is a suitable option for you. We can work together to determine the best course of action based on your unique needs.