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We have the experience and training to help you achieve your goals and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

 

You don’t have to be alone in this journey. Give us a call to get started today. 

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Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'

~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Frequently asked questions about therapy

Are people who go to therapy weak?


Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, we’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.




What’s the difference between talking to a therapist and talking to my best friend or family?


A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way – teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing your business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.




Can I just take medication?


Medication can be effective but it cannot solve all issues alone. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.




How does therapy work? What do I do in sessions?


Each person has different issues and goals for counseling, so it will be different depending on the individual. We tailor our therapeutic approach to your specific needs.




How much does therapy cost?


A typical 55 minute session costs $185.




Do you accept insurance?


We are in-network providers with a number of local health insurance plans including Pacific Source and First Health. Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services. We recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:

  • Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
  • Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
  • Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
  • Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?




What's your cancellation policy?


If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged for the full rate of the session.