what to expect
Individual psychotherapy generally consists of a series of weekly sessions in which there is a progression toward therapeutic goals. Initially, this involves identifying and exploring both your current state of being and your reasons for coming to therapy. As sessions progress, our work becomes more focused and possibly more intense as we collaborate to effect change.
My approach is integrative, meaning that my work is thoughtfully grounded in theories that consider the emotional, relational, cognitive, and systemic factors that impact us. I aim for an expansion of awareness and understanding of yourself and your place in the world to address your symptoms in a way that is long-lasting and personally meaningful.
I also offer psychological assessment services (tests of cognitive functioning and IQ, personality, psychopathology, achievement, and more).
Valuing my clients and all that makes them unique is one of my strengths. I specialize in working with folks with gender, sexual, and/or relational identities that fall under the "queer" umbrella or that generally may not be considered mainstream. Are you a member of the trans or LGB community? Do you practice polyamory? Are you asexual, kinky, or interested in exploring your sexual identity? Are you concerned that a therapist might not understand or accept you for any reason? I'm your girl.
I am also a strong advocate for making the process of gender transition less invasive and expensive for transgender and nonbinary people. Need an evaluation for hormones or surgery? Let's talk.
I accept the following insurance plans:
- Asuris Northwest Health (via Regence)
- Bridgespan (RealValue)
- First Choice Health
- Group Health/Kaiser (pre-auth may be needed, contact member services to find out)
- Health Management Administrators (via Regence)
- Premera BlueCross
- Regence BlueShield and associated Participating, Preferred, and RealValue Networks
I am an also an out-of-network provider for all plans that allow it (typical out-of-network reimbursement is 50%-80%). The fee for individual therapy is $180 for a session that lasts just under an hour.
Sliding scale fees are available for those not using insurance. Don't hesitate to ask!