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Financial Info


price per session

Payment is due at the time of the session. The cost for a therapeutic hour (50 mins) is typically between $80-$150 depending on the type of service you are receiving. As a licensed therapist, I can bill insurance, so please be sure to provide me with your insurance information when yu contact me. I do sometimes make special arrangements with some clients. For example, in the event a client loses health insurance provided by an employer or an out-of-pocket paying client experiences a financial hardship during the course of treatment, I may be in a position to offer my services at a discounted rate the client can afford, also known as a "sliding scale" fee. And, as part of my philanthropic commitment to my community, I also reserve one space in my caselist to provide counseling free of charge to someone who could not otherwise afford treatment at all. If you happen to fall into this category, be sure to ask me if this space is available when you call to make your appointment.

frequency of sessions & duration of treatment

Our sessions are typically one therapeutic hour, which equals 50 minutes, but may be longer or shorter depending upon the nature of the work we are doing together. This is because I believe it is important to customize each session to your needs. For example, if you are in the midst of exploring deep, emotional feelings, we may choose to take an extra 30 or 50 minutes of session time to protect and support the flow of thought and allow you to recover emotionally before leaving the session. We may also decide to hold our sessions outside of the office, perhaps at a location within the community (a park), your school or college, or your home. These field locations require extra time for the commute to and from the office. The third possible reason for an extended session would be the preparation and clean up of an experiential or art activity. We will discuss in advance how long each session will be. How often and how many sessions will you have? It is preferable that you see me at least once per month for the duration of our therapeutic relationship, but the frequency and number of sessions will be customized to meet your individual needs and availability. The goal of counseling with me is that you will develop a sense of emotional stability and self-acceptance and set attainable goals for the future. For some clients this may take one session per week for three months, while for others it may take a combination of office visits and telephone check-ins for months or years—it all depends.


appointment changes and cancellations

To receive the most benefit from counseling, it is important that you actively participate in the process. This requires that you arrive on time to your appointments. When this is not possible or a session must be cancelled, please notify me at least 24 hours in advance. If possible, we will reschedule for another time. If you need to reschedule an appointment, please email, call, or text me at or (530) 419-6118 (the voicemail on this line is confidential). Unfortunately, because there are other clients who would like to see me, you will be charged for any non-emergency skipped appointments.



I am currently in the process of getting onto insurance panels, including the Oregon Health Plan. This does not necessarily mean I cannot bill your insurance company right now, though. We can discuss this matter when you call me to arrange for your first appointment.


payment methods

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Last Updated August 19th, 2016