Free Consultation

Thank you for your interest in a free consultation.

You'll find everything you need below to explore working with me in therapy.

Please be sure to read the information in each tab below prior to requesting your free consultation.

1. Individual or Couples Therapy

While I work with both individuals and couples in therapy, I only work in one modality with each client. 

In other words, if you start seeing me in individual therapy I would not work with you as a couple after a while; and if you start with me as a couple, I would not see either of you for individual therapy.  So, if you’re looking for both individual and couples therapy, pick only one for your work with me.

You can read about my Therapy Services and get more information about Couples Therapy and about Individual Therapy with me.

2. Length of Sessions

Therapy sessions are based on a 50-minute “hour.”

Individual therapy is usually one 50-minute session, but can be a session and a half (75 minutes) or longer.

Couples therapy is almost always in double sessions (100 minutes, or, an hour and forty minutes) and can be longer. The initial three assessment appointments are each two hours long.

3. Frequency of Sessions

To start out, weekly, or occasionally even twice per week, is best. You want to learn and build on skills, and explore and understand issues, without losing the thread of what you're working on. After a while you may wish to space sessions every other week, and eventually even every three to four weeks or more.

4. Office Hours

My hours are

Mondays 11:00 - 5:00 (last couples appointment starts at 3:00)

Tuesdays 9:45 - 5:00 (last couples appointment starts at 3:20)

Thursdays 10:00 - 5:00 (last couples appointment starts at 3:00)

Fridays 10:00 - 5:00 (last couples appointment starts at 3:00)

5. Payment and Insurance

Payment is due in full at the start of each session, in cash or a check.

I do not bill any insurance plans, and am not a provider on any panels or plans that I am aware of. If you wish to attempt to use your insurance, I can provide you a statement periodically that you can submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement for your therapy sessions.

If you wish to see if your insurance company will reimburse you for your therapy I recommend you call and ask if you have an “out of network” benefit, or ask if they pay for “Any Licensed Psychologist.”

These insurance codes will be helpful for inquiring about reimbursement for couples therapy:

CPT Code: 90847

Diagnosis Code: Z63.0

Units per day: 2

If your insurance company says that they will reimburse you, I encourage you to request this in writing.

6. Fees

When you contact me to explore whether I am a good fit to work with you, I will let you know my current fees.

7. Location

Medical-Dental Building of Richmond Highlands

18532 Firlands Way North, Suite A

Shoreline, WA 98133

8. What to Expect on the Phone

Leave me a message - I don't answer the phone. I'll get back to you soon. Please include your phone number and some good times I can reach you.

Call me - (206) 542-6148

9. Request Your Free Consultation

 

To explore working with me in therapy, be sure you have reviewed all the information above to be sure the logistics work for you.

Now, the next step is talking by phone for about fifteen minutes or so.  This will give us a chance to see if we're a good fit for each other.

Please include the best phone number and some times I can reach you at that number, and I will call you back at a time when we are both available.  When my practice is full it may take me several days to get back to you.

Your brief message - when we talk on the phone you'll have a chance to tell me more about what you want to work on.

Directions

From the Freeway

Take I-5 to Exit 176: 175th Street
Turn West from off-ramp onto 175th
Take 175th to Aurora Ave N. (Highway 99)
Turn North (Right) onto Aurora
At the light at 185th, make diagonal left turn onto Firlands way – this is BETWEEN Prosser Piano and Subway Sandwiches
18532 Firlands Way is on the right; park in front of or down behind building
Walk up ramp to the main level; my office is on the left

From Edmonds

Take Highway 104 to Aurora Ave N. (Highway 99)
Turn South (Right) onto Aurora
At the light at 185th make a SHARP right
Turn BETWEEN Prosser Piano and Subway Sandwiches
18532 Firlands Way is on the right; park in front of or down behind building
Walk up ramp to the main level; my office is on the le

The Office

Walk up ramp to the main level; my office is on the left.  You will see my name on the door.  Come on in to the waiting room.  There will be a clipboard(s) on a chair in the waiting room with paperwork for you to fill out.

There will be one clipboard if you’re coming alone, or two if you’re coming with a partner.  Please fill out and read all the paperwork, and leave duplicates on the clipboards.

Plan to come at least 20 minutes before your appointment time to fill everything out.

Thank you for your interest in a free consultation.

You'll find everything you need below to explore working with me in therapy.

Please be sure to read the information in each tab below
prior to requesting your free consultation.

 

While I work with both individuals and couples in therapy, I only work in one modality with each client. 

In other words, if you start seeing me in individual therapy I would not work with you as a couple after a while; and if you start with me as a couple, I would not see either of you for individual therapy.  So, if you’re looking for both individual and couples therapy, pick only one for your work with me.

You can read about my Therapy Services and get more information about Couples Therapy and about Individual Therapy with me.

 

Therapy sessions are based on a 50-minute “hour.”

Individual therapy is usually one 50-minute session, but can be a session and a half (75 minutes) or longer.

Couples therapy is almost always in double sessions (100 minutes, or, an hour and forty minutes) and can be longer. The initial three assessment appointments are each two hours long.

 

To start out, weekly, or occasionally even twice per week, is best. You want to learn and build on skills, and explore and understand issues, without losing the thread of what you're working on. After a while you may wish to space sessions every other week, and eventually even every three to four weeks or more.

 

My hours are

Mondays 11:00 - 5:00 (last couples appointment starts at 3:00)

Tuesdays 9:45 - 5:00 (last couples appointment starts at 3:20)

Thursdays 10:00 - 5:00 (last couples appointment starts at 3:00)

Fridays 10:00 - 5:00 (last couples appointment starts at 3:00)

 

Payment is due in full at the start of each session, in cash or a check.

I do not bill any insurance plans, and am not a provider on any panels or plans that I am aware of. If you wish to attempt to use your insurance, I can provide you a statement periodically that you can submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement for your therapy sessions.

If you wish to see if your insurance company will reimburse you for your therapy I recommend you call and ask if you have an “out of network” benefit, or ask if they pay for “Any Licensed Psychologist.”

These insurance codes will be helpful for inquiring about reimbursement for couples therapy:

  • CPT Code: 90847
  • Diagnosis Code: Z63.0
  • Units per day: 2

If your insurance company says that they will reimburse you, I encourage you to request this in writing.

 

When you contact me to explore whether I am a good fit to work with you, I will let you know my current fees.

 

Medical-Dental Building of Richmond Highlands
18532 Firlands Way North, Suite A
Shoreline, WA 98133

 

I'll ask you some questions about what you want to come in and work on, and a few standard questions about you, or about your relationship.  I'll describe the couples assessment process, if you're interested in couples therapy.

You'll have a chance to ask any questions you're curious about, and we can review payment and insurance questions.

If we're a good fit and you're ready, we'll go ahead and make an appointment for your first session.  If you need some time to think about it, that's just fine.  Call or email again when you're ready to schedule.

 

To explore working with me in therapy, be sure you have reviewed all the information above to be sure the logistics work for you.

Now, the next step is talking by phone for about fifteen minutes or so.  This will give us a chance to see if we're a good fit for each other.

Please include the best phone number and some times I can reach you at that number, and I will call you back at a time when we are both available.  When my practice is full it may take me several days to get back to you.

Your brief message - when we talk on the phone you'll have a chance to tell me more about what you want to work on.

 

Medical-Dental Building of Richmond Highlands
18532 Firlands Way North, Suite A
Shoreline, WA 98133

Directions

From the Freeway
Take I-5 to Exit 176: 175th Street
Turn West from off-ramp onto 175th
Take 175th to Aurora Ave N. (Highway 99)
Turn North (Right) onto Aurora
At the light at 185th, make diagonal left turn onto Firlands way – this is BETWEEN Prosser Piano and Subway Sandwiches
18532 Firlands Way is on the right; park in front of or down behind building
Walk up ramp to the main level; my office is on the left

From Edmonds

Take Highway 104 to Aurora Ave N. (Highway 99)
Turn South (Right) onto Aurora
At the light at 185th make a SHARP right
Turn BETWEEN Prosser Piano and Subway Sandwiches
18532 Firlands Way is on the right; park in front of or down behind building
Walk up ramp to the main level; my office is on the left

 

Walk up ramp to the main level; my office is on the left.  You will see my name on the door.  Come on in to the waiting room.  There will be a clipboard(s) on a chair in the waiting room with paperwork for you to fill out.

There will be one clipboard if you’re coming alone, or two if you’re coming with a partner.  Please fill out and read all the paperwork, and leave duplicates on the clipboards.

Plan to come 30 minutes before your appointment time to fill everything out.