Welcome! I am currently accepting clients, ages 18 and older, for individual & couple’s therapy. All sessions are provided via Zoom. To schedule an appointment, please click the button below:
I am able to bill the following insurance plans:
- PacificSource Health Plans
- First Choice Health Network PPO
- Kaiser Permanente (Added/Dual Choice plans only)
- Samaritan Health Plans
- LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon
Please note that I am not able to bill the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).
I accept payment by VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover, as well as HSA/FSA (Health Savings) cards. Your card is charged the day of your session. I also offer a 10% discount when prepaid by check.
Private Pay Fees
- $135 for weekly sessions
- $165 for biweekly sessions
- $200 for “as-needed” sessions
- $100 for “maintenance” sessions
- $155 for weekly sessions
- $185 for biweekly sessions
- $240 for “as-needed” sessions
- $125 for “maintenance” sessions
After Hours Sessions
Some clients request sessions after my regular therapy hours (after 5:00 PM). I occasionally have a limited number of these slots available at an additional rate of $40.
How to Prepare for Individual Therapy
While optional, you can use one or more of these to help narrow down the issues you are facing.
- Daily Mood Monitor – Used to keep track of fluctuations in your depression.
- Emotional Word List – Useful if you are having difficulties identifying your feelings.
- The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire – Measure your baseline happiness level.
- The Attachment Questionnaire – Understand how you connect with other people.
- Self-Care Assessment Worksheet – How balanced is your life?
How to Prepare for Couple’s Counseling
Please watch the following short videos together before your first couple’s session. These brief videos will significantly help both of you to more accurately describe what is not working in your relationship and to help identify what saves a relationship versus destroys it.
- Gottman Video #1 : What does research say about relationship satisfaction?
- Gottman Video #2: What guarantees a failed relationship?
- Gottman Video #3: What helps to improve a relationship the most?
- Gottman Video #4: Miscellaneous questions & answers
Additionally: Both of you should read what I consider to be one of the best descriptions of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. This will help you more accurately grasp what helps a relationship function versus what guarantees that it will implode into disaster.
Hint: If you suspect that you have a difficult partner that won’t “grow up”, you should probably also take the Peter Pan Syndrome questionnaire.
Coaching vs. Therapy
I work with both therapy and coaching clients across the globe. The feedback I’ve received from my clients is that by far, they prefer coaching over therapy. Coaching is more direct rather than the “how does this make you feel” bit that tends to be associated with counseling. It excels at helping people overcome roadblocks that prevent them from fully living their life.
The big difference between coaching and therapy is in how we approach problems. In therapy, we might deal with a fear of being judged by others by examining what led you to that point, discussing your underlying hidden feelings and attempt to change how you view this fear. With coaching, we would tackle the fear of being judged by looking at how your fear of being judged is impacting your life, identifying what change would look like, and developing specific strategies to tackle and overcome this fear.