My offices are located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Wa. My office location and mailing address is 1417 NW 54th St., Seattle, WA. 98107. Find me here on Google Maps. My office is located in a secure building and you are only able to enter with a code. You will receive information on how to enter the secure building once you are an established client with me. I only accept in-person meetings that are pre-scheduled, using my secure client portal.
Accessibility to services is not only a right but a very important justice issue to me in my personal life and therapy practice. Accessibility means many different things for different folks. While I strive to create a physical space and process that is as accessible as possible, it is difficult for people who do not have the same access needs or embodied experiences to get it all right, all of the time. I acknowledge that accessibility needs are broad, depend on the individual, may also intersect with other identity and cultural needs, and may depend on the day to day needs of the person. Within my practice I aim to create an accessible space for healing in multiple ways and work from a Disability Justice foundation.
I may not be able to meet all your accessible needs but I am committed to working with you to support you in accessing healing that is responsive to your needs for access around disability, chronic illness, chronic pain, and sensitivities. I also offer services through telehealth as an accessible option. If you have accessibility needs, please contact me to discuss.
The length of therapy depends on your goals, your symptoms, your initiative and commitment, your life situations, your beliefs and values and your expectations. Your participation in therapy is voluntary (unless court mandated). My goal is that you feel empowered, equipped, and confident to be your own healer and are connected in ways that will help you continue to grow and sustain you.
No. If you need medication, I will provide you with referrals to prescribers and collaborate with them regarding your treatment goals.
Medication is your choice. I believe in informed consent, working with an appropriate prescriber around your need and desire to engage in medication therapy. I will work with you to discuss the pros and cons of medication therapy in general and will work to help you to understand your resources and options. I do not prescribe medication and I do not have bias as to whether medication therapy is the best option for you or not. If there are symptoms that are making it difficult for us to work together effectively and which medication intervention may be helpful, we will discuss this in the context of your therapeutic goals and re-assess if I am the best fit for your needs.
I only accept private pay. I do not accept insurance at this time. You are responsible for any and all charges incurred in our work together. I will keep your credit card on file and it will be charged at the end of each session. I utilize two HIPAA compliant payment systems, Stripe by Simple Practice and Ivy Pay. Your credit card information is stored only in these secure systems. I also accept cash at the time of service. Even if you are paying in cash, I will still request to have on file a credit or debit card. I also accept payment via Heath Savings Accounts (HSA) and Medical Savings Accounts (MSA).
Rates for individual therapy are as follows:
for a New Client Intake to get established as a client session (both in-office and online) is 75-minutes long at the fee of $130 (unless approved and contracted ahead of our first session for sliding scale fee).
for Individual Psychotherapy, sessions (both in-office and online) are 50-minutes long at $120 per session (unless approved and contracted ahead of our session for sliding scale fee).
for Individual Extended Expressive Arts Therapy, sessions are 80-minutes long at $140 per session.
Rates for therapeutic groups are as follows:
for Therapeutic Groups fee is $60 for per session. For an 8-12 week group, I can offer a discounted price of $450 (8 week group) or $675 (12 week group), paid upfront or with a payment plan depending on your need and the group size.
for Group Only - New Client Intake fee is $75 for a 60 min. intake for new clients only interested in groups and who are not already clients. Please call for a free 20-minute consultation prior to scheduling your intake session.
for Open Group Sessions fee is $65 per session each time you attend. Open groups are groups offered on an ongoing basis that are less formal, yet still therapeutically oriented.
Rates for community groups, agencies, and consultation are as follows:
for Community & Agency Group Expressive Arts Workshops fee will be negotiated depending on several factors. Please contact me at [email protected] for more information and consultation.
for Professional Consultation fees for consultations related to my specialties or focus populations are $60 for 30 minutes.
for Professional Facilitation & Mediation fees vary depending on content, goals, time, preparation, and group size. Please contact me at [email protected] for consultation.
for Presentations fees vary depending on depending on content, goals, time, preparation, and group size. Please contact me at [email protected] for consultation.
*Please Note: I reserve the right to update my fees to be consistent with area averages, my training and skills, and the clinical services I offer. These may change at any time, and I will notify you in writing of these changes prior to going into effect. If any fee increase will pose a hardship to you, let me know and we will discuss your options.
I accept cash and all major credit cards as forms of payment. I will keep your credit card on file and it will be charged at the end of each session. I utilize two HIPAA compliant payment systems, Stripe by Simple Practice and Ivy Pay. Your credit card information is stored only in these secure systems. If you are paying in cash, I will still request to have on file a credit or debit card.
I offer sliding scale through Open Path – Psychotherapy Collective. (www.openpathcollective.org). As part of my commitment to providing access to psychotherapy services for people that would otherwise not be able to access private services, I offer a limited number of sliding scale fee spots. Sliding scale fees are offered on an as needed basis with determination of eligibility based on your Open Path registration eligibility. Clients must pay $60.00 lifetime membership fee to become a member and utilize Open Path therapist referral. (see Open Path FAQs here: https://openpathcollective.org/client/faq/). Once you have been confirmed as an Open Path member and if I have indicated on my Open Path profile that I am accepting sliding scale clients currently, we will discuss your sliding scale fee (the lowest I offer at this time is $60). Once we have set your sliding scale fee, your fee will be offered on a contractual basis with a six-month review of financial need per standards outlined in Open Path and assessment of your therapeutic progress and treatment goals. We will discuss if your sliding scale fees can be increased by $20. If you cannot increase your payment fees by $20, we will start a new contract at your current fee, for another 6 months. Each contract will be reviewed on a 6-month basis. Please consider that if your circumstances change that you are able to increase your payment by $20 more or pay my full fee at upon your contract review, please consider it will allow for more me to offer sliding scale to clients in need of therapy at a lower fee. If you are a sliding scale fee client, I will not raise your fees unless, discussed and done so, upon the contract review and per Open Path policies.
**If you would like to request a sliding scale to access services, please contact me prior to our first appointment to discuss.
I do not accept insurance at this time. You may be able to claim a reimbursement for some of your payment towards therapy via "Out of Network". Depending on your provider some insurance companies will reimburse you for your therapy services from therapists who are out of network (do not accept their insurance plan). I can provide you with a superbill (a detailed receipt of services and must include a diagnosis) for an out of network insurance claim.
Please contact your insurance provider to verify if and how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services out of network. Please note you will still have to pay at the time of service. I recommend calling and asking your insurance provider the following questions 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?
- Will my health insurance plan reimburse out of network? If so, how much and what is the process for reimbursement?
**Please be aware that health insurance companies require a diagnosis with a mental health condition before they will agree to pay a reimbursement. Many conditions for which people seek counseling do not qualify for reimbursement. If a mental health diagnosis is made it becomes a permanent record of your insurance. If a mental health diagnosis is appropriate in your case, I will inform you of the diagnosis and what that means for you.
Each appointment is an opportunity for you to take time with and honor yourself in your healing and growth journey with support. I understand life happens and things comeup, and at times you may need to miss your appointment. If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment you may do so via the secure client portal or by secure messaging or calling me. I require notification of cancellation at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time. Please understand that I set aside this time for you, and if you are unable to make it, I will have missed an opportunity to open the appointment time to another client. This policy is in place to give me enough time to ensure all my clients have access to the appointment times they need. If you fail to cancel within the 24 hours prior to your appointment a $60 fee will be charged to the credit card on file for you. If you re-schedule for another appointment in that same week, I will waive the $60 fee. After three violations of this agreement, meaning, you failed to notify me within 24 hours of your appointment time and/or were a no show to an appointment three times, I reserve the right to terminate your services with me.
*For accommodations due to illness, disability, or schedule related circumstances, I am willing to meet for our scheduled appointment via telehealth, even if this is not our standard way of meeting. Please note you will be requested to complete the Informed Consent for Telehealth form and get confirmation from me that telehealth is appropriate and feasible, prior to our meeting. The 24-hour cancellation policy also applies to no shows for all telehealth appointments.
Once you are an established client, you will be able to schedule your regular appointments through the Secure Client Portal. For extended therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, or all other appointments with me, you will need to contact me via phone or email to schedule. Please note if you do not schedule a standing time with me, available times are first come, first serve.
For existing clients go to the Secure Client Portal