A Celebration of Change, LLC

Marriage & Family Therapy

 
Counseling that makes a difference...

FAQs

How much are your Fees and do you take insurance?

Cash Payment Special: Free 30-minutes on your first session
Get 90 Minutes for the cost of 50-minutes!

Standard fee's are as follows:
$150 - standard 50 minutes session
$225 - 90 Minute Session
$225 - home visit 50 minutes session (15 mile radius)

Types of Payment accepted:
Cash
Personal Check
*Insurance

Insurance:
Preferred Provider for First Choice, Premera, Cigna, and Regence
Billing for all other insurances must be discussed prior to first session.

*I require payment at the time of session.

Co-payments are required at the time of service. I bill limited insurance companies. However; many insurance companies reimburse for services. Please check with your insurance in advance to be sure that they will reimburse you.  Please verify they will pay for couples counseling if needed.

How will I know if I you're the therapist for me?

In order to help you get to know me better, I offer the following:

Free 10-minute phone consultation

I work and can't come in during normal business hours. Do you have evening hours or weekend hours? Yes, I have a limited number of openings in the evenings and on Saturdays. Give me a call and we'll see what time slots are available to meet your needs.

How long and how many times a week is a typical session?

Sessions are usually 50 minutes. Unless we decide otherwise, you'd come in once a week in the beginning. Then, as time goes on, less frequently. The number of sessions depends on what your current needs are.

Do you offer Military Discounts?

Yes, I offer a 10% discount to active duty Military and Veterans, Retired Military and Veterans, as well as to their families.

How long will I be in counseling?

The length of time you are in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals of your counseling. Some people have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a short course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.

What if I want couples counseling, but my partner won't come?

Unfortunately, sometimes one partner is not as willing as the other to come in for counseling. However, we often find that it is possible to improve the relationship with just one person involved in counseling. Often the partner who won't come sees changes in the attending partner and they want to participate.

Do I need to take medications?

As a counselor and therapist, I can not legally prescribe medications. However, I will work with your psychiatrist or primary care doctor based on a joint assessment of problems so they can better determine whether medication is needed. Typically, clients see someone under their health insurance coverage or we can refer you to a psychiatrist.

What is the best way to contact you?


Though email is often the most convenient way to interact, it does NOT offer you privacy. If you chose to email, please be vague and provide your name, phone number, the best time to reach you, and if it's okay to leave a message. For privacy reasons, it is always better to leave me a voice message if I am unable to answer my phone than to send an email.

Links to useful resources:

Therapist Affiliations:

American Psychological Association

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs


Federal Agencies:

Social Security Administration

Internal Revenue Service

National Institute of Mental Health


State Agencies:

Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS)

Washington State Dept of Licensing

Washington State Dept of Labor & Industries

Washington State Unemployment Security


Local Cities:

City of Puyallup
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