Communication between patient and therapist in Washington state is held to be confidential, and protected by law. To better understand your rights as a recipient of mental health services, go to: www.doh.wa.gov
Payment, Appointments, and Getting Started
Sessions last for fifty minutes.
To begin treatment, we will meet for an assessment period, which typically extends over a few sessions. During the assessment I will gather information on your situation and the help you are seeking. At the conclusion of the assessment I will make a recommendation for services. If I am not able to offer you the most appropriate service, I will refer you to another service provider.
Part of the assessment will include a discussion of fees, and a schedule for payment. Most usually, I set up a monthly billing for you, which is payable upon receipt. Many insurance policies will reimburse you for some portion of my services as an out of network provider. My decision to remain out of network is a further assurance of your privacy. I am sometimes able to offer a sliding scale.