I know finding and meeting a counselor for the first time can be difficult. Here I have provided all the information you might need to get started.
CLINICAL INTEREST AREAS
I work with individuals (age 18 and up) as well as couples and families.
Helping couples and individuals recover from infidelity
Teaching people how to repair hurts in their relationships
Healing from emotional abuse, spiritual abuse, and verbal aggression.
Recovering from the trauma of harmful life experiences
Healing prayer for emotional wounds
Resolving conflict and teaching healthy communication
Equipping people with skills to overcome personal and family dysfunctions
Exploring ways to reduce or overcome depression
Giving people tools as they recover from growing up in alcoholic homes
Developing coping strategies for step-families
Helping people process abandonment, grief, and loss
Singles’ issues like healthy dating, how to find a good match, and maintaining self-respect in relationships
Life transitions like unwanted divorce, life after the kids are gone and exploring vocational changes
my office location
My office is located at The Shepherd’s Center for Counseling Services at
6626 Wagner Way NW, Suite 200 Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Initial Intake (75 minutes) - $170 (time + extra admin & paperwork involved)
45 - 50 minute session - $110
53 - 60 minute session - $130
70 minute session - $140
Payments are due at the time of service. I accept Cash, Check, or Credit/Debit card at my office. You can also make payments on my website by using the drop-down menu. Payment plans can be arranged with Sonna with Staalbro Billing: (253) 248-4014 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Extended sessions (over 60 minutes)
These are offered for clients not using insurance who may be traveling from a long distance. This may also be helpful for those dealing with complicated situations or those wanting more intensive therapy.
90 minute session - $190
105 minute (1 hr+45 min) session - $230
120 minute (2 hr session) - $260
make a payment
When making a payment that doesn’t coincide with one of the services listed to the left (i.e. copays, coinsurance, split payments, etc) please use Paypal (button below). Or send a payment to my PayPal email: email@example.com
In order to provide an affordable service for people seeking counseling, I work with most health insurance plans. Below is a list of plans for which I am “In Network” or who accept my services at their allowable rates.
First Choice Health Network
Kitsap Physicians Service
Most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans
Some Kaiser Permanente plans
Please ask about “Out-of-Network” insurance options
Health insurance companies only cover services that are deemed “medically necessary.” That means counseling couples for pre-marital counseling, or communication skills is not generally covered. However, if one member of a pair is depressed, suffering from anxiety or trauma that has been caused or aggravated by issues within the relationship, I may choose to see the individual and invite the spouse to accompany him/her to our sessions so the problem can be treated in its context. This usually means the therapy for the mental or emotional problem will progress faster and the results more lasting than if I met with the individual alone. That is why I chose to pursue special training as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
If you are scheduled to meet with me for the first time, please download and print both sets of initial intake forms. Bring them completed to your first appointment. Also, be sure to bring your insurance card with you, if you believe your insurance will cover her services.
Some insurance plans may require pre-authorization. This is especially true for HMO plans and insurances that have “behavioral health” specified on your card. Be sure to ask your insurance company if pre-authorization is required for outpatient mental health services.
READY TO GET STARTED?
Call (253) 858-2224, x224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your first appointment