What does it cost?
55-minute individual therapy sessions at $140. 85-minute couples therapy sessions at $210.
Why longer sessions for couples?
Evidence on the most effective treatments for couples indicates longer session times than the standard hour. There is simply more material to cover with two people that often cannot be fully addressed within a shorter timeframe, so investing more time at the start of therapy appears to contribute to stronger positive outcomes. As you become more proficient in applying the strategies learned during our sessions, we will plan for reducing the duration and/or frequency of appointments.
Do you accept insurance?
We accept the following insurance providers in-network:
Premera Blue Cross
Regence Blue Shield
First Choice Health
Other insurance providers may reimburse some of the cost of services delivered by an out-of-network provider, so be sure to check your coverage prior to starting therapy.
What is, and is not, covered by insurance?
Insurance companies cover the cost of sessions for mental health diagnoses only. This covers a broad spectrum including major depression, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress, and adjustment disorders, among others. Your initial assessment will include an evaluation for a potential mental health diagnosis that may be contributing to your current difficulties, which can then be applied to your insurance plan’s mental health benefits. If no mental health diagnosis criteria appear to be met during the initial assessment, you may still benefit from therapy, but payments will need to be made out of pocket.
Relationship therapy is typically not covered by insurance. Your medical insurance pays for what they consider to be “medically necessary” for an individual, which does not include services for relationships like conflict management and communication skills. If one of you has a mental health diagnosis AND therapy is aimed at treating that condition and enhanced by working with your partner, insurance may cover the services. Otherwise, sessions will need to be paid out of pocket.
What are sessions like?
During the first few meetings, we will evaluate your current goals and struggles, create a plan of action together, and you will be provided with some recommendations. If you are using insurance benefits, you will be assessed for a mental health diagnosis that they will need for reimbursement of sessions. If you are not using insurance, a diagnosis is not needed for continuing treatment, although it may still be assessed as a potential contributor to your current difficulties. We also ask for routine feedback measures so that we can review what is working and not working during our time together.
How many sessions will I need?
We want you to be enjoying your life without the need for therapy as soon as possible, but this also depends on what you would like to get from therapy. We start with strategies that are time-efficient and cost-effective, and are active in helping you meet your goals within a timeframe that feels reasonable to you. While each problem may require different lengths of therapy, you may also tell us how long you would like to spend working with us and we will tell you how much we can expect to cover within that time.