Getting Started with Therapy

It is important to make a good selection when considering something so personal as therapy. To explore whether I am the right therapist for you, I am happy to meet or talk with you on the phone for 15-20 minutes. There is no charge for this initial conversation. Should I be unable to meet your needs, I am connected to other professionals, and would be glad to seek a referral for you.

For those who become my clients, you can expect sessions to typically last one hour, which is longer than the typical 50 minutes. The reason my sessions are longer is that I have found the most productive part of a session happens toward the end, when people have had a chance to relax into conversation. I believe a slightly longer therapy session allows for a deeper experience.


Like most counselors, I charge per session. Because access to wellness is one of my founding principles as a social worker and counselor, I have always offered a sliding scale based on a client’s individual circumstances in order to accommodate those who cannot afford to pay full price for my services. I believe it is important to help people that are ready to change. Reductions in cost of service must be discussed prior to your first session.


  • Cost Per Session:¬†Call for current rates (rates change due to economic environment and insurance shifts)
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, or Cash App (Square)


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Health Share
  • MHN
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
  • Providence
  • Regence
  • United
  • Out of Network