Specalizations

While I am able to work with a wide arise of mental health concerns, from anxiety to depression there are a couple of areas that I specialize in:

Men

Often men come to see me because they feel like their lives are lacking in acceptance and understanding. They may see these qualities as simply absent from their internal lives, or within their relationships, or a mixture of these two. Often when these qualities are lacking we move in:

 

-Perfectionism

-Codependency

-Historical Trauma

-Inner Child Wounding

Couples Wanting a Somatic Approach

Often couples come to see me, because they have found themselves in patterns of communication, where they are unable to truly reach each other. It seems any action fails, and they struggle with an intense sense of disconnection. I work with couples from a bottom-up approach to regulate their nervous systems and find inroads with each other. Often couples who come to see me will find themselves struggling with:

 

-Is this relationship right for me?

-Intense Anxiety or Depression

-Affairs or other Struggles

Trauma, specifically religious trauma

While I have a lot of experience working with trauma, and am able to address trauma that may be coming from a variety of areas, I specialize in working with trauma surrounding religion. This may be religious trauma that came from growing up a home environment where they didn’t believe the religious messages they were being taught, or shame that results from religion, or simply feeling like something is “off” or “stuck” as it relates to the core of their identity.

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Fees for Individual &Couples Counseling

50 Minute Individual Counseling  Session – $125

50 Minute Couples Counseling Session – $160

I am not currently paneled with any insurance, but out of network reimbursement is possible. You can read more about this below

*Please note that I do have a few sliding scales spots, and I do seek to work with people. Please make sure that if you are requesting a sliding scale spot, you include this information in your consultation request.

Payment

The fee is payable by cash, check, credit card or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, including HSA cards) and is due at the beginning of each session.
I am not affiliated with any insurance panels. However, we are happy to provide you with a detailed invoice that you can easily submit to your insurance company.  If you have out-of-network benefits, you may get a percentage of your counseling fee reimbursed.  

 

 

Are You Eligible for Insurance Reimbursement?

To determine if you have out-of-network benefits, check your policy carefully.  Call to ask the following questions of your insurance company:
·Do I have mental health benefits?
·Do you pay for out-of-network providers? Registered interns (if applicable)?
·If so, how much does my plan cover for an out-of-network mental health provider? What percentage of the fee is covered per therapy session?
·Does my plan cover couples counseling?
·What is my deductible and has it been met?
·How many mental health sessions per calendar year does my insurance plan cover? Do you give me these upfronts or do you require me to incrementally ask for more until I reach the maximum amount per year?
·When does my insurance coverage for a year begin/end? When do my benefits renew?
·Is approval required from my primary care physician before I see a therapist?
·What is your turn-around time for sending me a reimbursement?
The way that this works is that you pay the full, advertised fee for counseling up-front. At the end of each month, we will give you a detailed invoice. You submit this invoice along with a reimbursement form directly to your insurance company.  They will process your paperwork according to whatever you discover from asking the above questions. The reimbursement check will be mailed directly to you. In our experience, out of network benefits tend to reimburse 50-80% of the session price.

Contact

322 NW 5th Ave

Portland, OR 

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Tel: 503-405-1184

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