Welcome! I am accepting new clients, ages 18 and older, for individual therapy and couple’s counseling. Currently, all sessions are offered exclusively by teletherapy from my office in Eugene, Oregon. To schedule an appointment, please choose from the following:
- Private Pay – $160
- BlueCross BlueShield
- First Choice Health
- Kaiser Permanente (“Added Choice”)
- Pacific Source
- Samaritan Health
- Other / Out-of-network
Note: I am not a participating provider with Medicare or the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).
I can accept payment by VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, HSA/FSA (Health Savings), Venmo, Check or cash.
In-Person Sessions vs. Teletherapy
Updated July 3, 2021: My current advice regarding in-person therapy sessions is that services should continue to be provided by teletherapy for the time being due to the number of unvaccinated and high-risk individuals. Current research suggests, for example, that immunocompromised people who are vaccinated may be significantly less protected from COVID-19 than people who do not have such immunological challenges. Additionally, we must be aware of the risk posed by the newer variants of COVID-19 (e.g., the Delta variant reported in the U.S.) Thus, simply because we can go back to in-person services does not mean you must or should.
I’m licensed to provide therapy across all of Oregon. In a nutshell, this means that you can also use your insurance to pay for your sessions. Our teletherapy (secure video) sessions will take place from my office in Eugene, Oregon.
I’m also licensed to provide therapy across all of Arizona. As it’s not practical to maintain two physical offices, I provide all services by teletherapy (secure video), even when I travel down to Mesa to visit family. Since the laws require both of us to be physically located in a state where I’m licensed, this solves the issue nicely. The most surprising thing about working in Arizona is how much people value the ability to have the convenience of teletherapy without the need to commute or travel.
If you’re located outside of Oregon or Arizona, I can work with you as a Life Coach. The feedback I’ve received from my clients is that they far prefer coaching instead of therapy. Coaching is more “goal oriented” rather than the “how does this make you feel” bit that tends to be associated with counseling.
Coaching excels at helping people overcome roadblocks that prevent them from fully living their life. It is designed for those that are prepared to receive specific, tangible guidance on how to achieve their goals. Whereas with counseling, a different approach is taken: A safe and supportive space is created so that one can explore questions like ‘where one is stuck’, ‘who one really is’ and ‘how to cope up with what one is facing in life’.
For coaching, the primary difference is in how we deal with any problems. For example, 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.