counseling

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

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FEES

My Rates

  • Initial Intake (60 minutes) - $160

  • 50 minute session - $100

  • 60 minute session - $120

  • 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 staalbrobilling@gmail.com

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 - $180

  • 105 minute (1 hr+45 min) session - $210

  • 120 minute (2 hr session) - $240


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When making a payment that doesn’t coincide with one of the services listed here (i.e. copays, coinsurance, split payments, etc) please use Paypal.


INSURANCE

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.

  • Premera BlueCross

  • Regence BlueShield

  • Cigna

  • First Choice Health Network

  • Kitsap Physicians Service

  • ILWU

  • Lifewise

  • Healthy Options

  • Magellan

  • 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.


INTAKE FORMS

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 lindajmack@hotmail.com to set up your first appointment