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  • Who do I call if I need help right now?
    If you need help now and are in crisis please do not send a message or set up an appointment. Please call one of the following numbers. They offer 24/7, 365 support. Call 911 for police assistance if the situation is life threatening or if it looks like someone may get hurt. If there is no immediate physical danger, call Crisis Connections at 206-461-3222 or 1-866-427-4747, or visit Crisis Connections can help link you to available and appropriate resources; their services lines are available 24/7, 365.
  • Does online therapy work?
    Covid-19 has changed the way we interact in such significant ways. Video-based platforms have come a long way in their ability to allow us to feel connected to the person on the other screen. Current research tells us that online therapy is an effective form of treatment. If you have concerns about virtual appointments, I encourage you to bring them up with me in our initial consultation or as they arise!
  • When is payment due?
    For therapeutic services: A card is required upon scheduling an appointment and charges are made within 24 hours of the appointment time. We do accept credit cards, HSA/FSA cards. Please see cancelation policy ​ For consulting services: Payment expectations and schedules please refer to your individual contract.
  • What happens after consultation?
    If we both agree we are a good fit for therapy, we will schedule a therapy session before we get off of the phone. Therapy is an on-going process, where we will meet weekly or bi-weekly. There are no specific time limits on how long we will meet, this will be something we discuss together to tailor therapy to your specific needs or wants. When our time together is coming to an end, we will schedule a final “termination” to explore the work that was done, the ending of our therapeutic relationship, and next steps for you on your path toward growth.
  • Can I still go to therapy without a diagnosis?
    Absolutely. Suffering does not always fit into diagnostic categories, and yet is still very real and very valid. I often think of diagnoses as a way for professionals to talk to one another about presenting concerns. While some clients find diagnoses to be validating of their experiences, others would prefer not to be labeled in this way. Whatever your view on diagnoses, I encourage you to talk through any questions you may have about them in therapy.
  • Do you only see clients in Washington state?
    For therapeutic services, Yes. My license restricts that the client must be in the state of Washington for therapy. A benefit to providing online therapy (telehealth) is that I can see clients all over Washington state including but not limited to Tacoma, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, etc. ​ For consulting services I am not limited by location.
  • Do you offer a sliding fee scale?
    Currently, I have a waiting list for a sliding scale. I usually re-evaluate it once per quarter. Please mention that you would like to be added during our consultation. In the meantime. If you are a self-identified women of color I suggest you apply for a loveland voucher. If they not open at the time you contact them request to be notified when they open up 'vouchers'. I've had many clients receive funding from them.
  • What is a Superbill ?
    A Superbill is a detailed invoice (like a receipt) provided by a therapist so the client can seek reimbursement from their insurance company. Reimbursement typically ranges from 40-80%. Be sure to check with your insurance provider about their reimbursement rates. Just note: I can not guarantee the rate of reimbursement if any.
  • Why don't you bill insurance?
    I earned my Masters in Social Work and became licensed to provide the very best client care that I could. When considering whether or not to panel with insurance companies, I considered how this kind of treatment would potentially limit the care that I could provide. I appreciate that therapy is a significant investment in more ways than one and want to be transparent about the things I considered when making this decision: ​ 1. Insurance companies require a diagnosis, oftentimes as early as after one session, that become a part of your record Insurance coverage may only apply to a certain number or frequency of sessions, therefore limiting treatment 2. Certain company’s may want more information about your treatment than I feel comfortable providing (this is supposed to be a confidential space, after-all) 3. The additional time it would take for me to navigate various insurance company’s vast and differing billing requirements is best spent on client care, additional education or training. ​ However, I can provide you with a super-bill of the services you have received but do not guarantee the rate of reimbursement if any.
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