Frequently Asked Questions

What should i expect from the first session?

The first counseling session will be you getting to know me and me gathering information and discussing what brings you to counseling, this will also begin along with the next couple of sessions, I plan to address your goals for therapy.  You will be involved in this plan.

How often should i come to counseling?

Weekly sessions are important at first. A lot can happen in a relatively short period of time-Though each person or couple is unique and has their own needs. After a period of time, session can be reduced- this is something that can be discussed with on-going conversations.

How long do counseling sessions last?

The standard length of time for individual counseling sessions is 50-60 minutes.  Sometimes sessions are longer for individuals or couples depending on the needs.

What if i need to cancel my session?

If you cancel within 24 hours of your session, we’ll need to charge you for the full amount of the session. Please note that your insurance may not pay for cancelled sessions, so you’ll be responsible for the full fee out-of-pocket.

If you’re able to reschedule your appointment during the same week, you will not be charged for the missed appointment. However, I can’t guarantee there will be space available on our schedules to do so.

I provide exceptions to this policy the first time you cancel within 24 hours, for your own or your child’s illness, and in case of emergency.

How long will counseling take?

This is a difficult question to answer for any counselor since each client is a different, has different problems, and has different goals. The length of therapy will depend on how receptive one is to therapy. 

For couples counseling, our experience more than 10 and less than 20 sessions.

How much does counseling cost?

I am  in-network providers for BCBS, Pacific Source, Medicaid, Medicare, United, Montana Coop, Tricare, Cigna, and working on several others.

My sessions are $125-$150

Offering Sliding Scale fee

Out of Network Insurance

If you have out-of-network insurance coverage, I’ll provide you with a super-bill (medical receipt) that can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Reimbursement rates are determined by your insurance policy and can be subject to a deductible. You’ll need to contact your insurance company’s behavioral health department directly for more information.

All noninsured or self pay clients will receive a Good Faith Estimator