Why Arizona? Someday, I plan to retire there. For now, being licensed in Arizona allows me to visit family and still provide counseling services in my private practice. In a nutshell, the laws regarding therapy mean that both of us must be physically located in a state where I’m licensed. Which means I can provide teletherapy services to my Oregon patients while I’m in Arizona, and vice-versa.
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. Coming from a town with a smaller population, I hadn’t expected this to be a big feature, but there it is. No doubt I’ll feel the same when I retire there in the future!
No, since I only visit there. As a result, all appointments are provided by teletherapy whether I’m in Arizona or Oregon. I do have an office in Oregon, but maintaining two offices is not practical for me at this time. Plus there’s the benefit of the “no need to travel” bit, too!
Yes, I can. Chances are that I will be listed as an out-of-network provider, which means that each session you will pay me directly; I will then submit the necessary paperwork to your insurance, and then they will reimburse you using any out-of-network benefits you may have. I can’t bill non-commercial insurances, though (Medicare, Medicaid, and so forth).
I provide online scheduling so that we don’t have to play phone tag in setting up an appointment. Also, all of my forms can be filled out electronically, which makes things much easier to coordinate.
Yes, absolutely. I’m happy to talk with you to see if I can answer any questions you may have. You can schedule a free consultation for either phone or video.