FAQs & Fees

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What is the difference between coaching and therapy?

Life coaching  is more future focused and supports people who have specific goals around personal development and self-improvement.

Most coaching clients might need support around their mental health wellness practices or simply want to make a big change in their lives and want the support of a coach to help them stay accountable.

Therapists focus on the past, present, and future. Therapists also diagnose mental health conditions.

While a therapist may work with clients to set goals and make changes, primarily clients come to them seeking support for mental health conditions, trauma and PTSD, abuse, treating addiction, life transitions, emotinal support, relationship issues, or a mental health diagnosis.

Is online therapy as effective as in-person therapy?

Research shows that online therapy absolutely is effective. A recent meta-analysis with 17 studies found that online cognitive-behavioral therapy, for example, was just as effective in treating depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder. Similar results have been found in attachment-based and psychodynamic online therapy services. Also, research shows that the therapeutic alliance remains a key component of creating successful outcomes in psychotherapy.

Building a strong therapeutic alliance is just as crucial in online therapy as it is in face-to-face treatment. That said, many clients report that they find it easier (and faster) to build that crucial connection virtually. The right online therapist is still skilled in essential counseling techniques, including active listening, validation, gentle confrontation, and unconditional positive regard. 

Whether you’re a first-time client or have worked with mental health providers in the past, most people can benefit from online therapy. The following demographics tend to fare well with online treatment:

  • Working professionals
  • College students
  • New and busy parents
  • Clients living in remote areas
  • Clients who enjoy the convenience of online therapy
Why work with me?

For over a decade, I have committed my life to learn various modalities to support clients such as, life coaching, talk therapy, somatic awareness, spiritual practices, meditation, and mindfulness.

I hold a degree in Spiritual Studies and a Masters Degree from Antioch University, I’m a Certified Life Coach, and licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. I also hold a certificate in EMDR.

My commitment to my own healing journey and desire to help people through some of life’s challenges continues to inspire and inform my work and healing practices.

During our sessions, 100% of my energy and attention will be focused on you. I will provide a confidential, non-judgemental, authentic space where I will encourage, motivate and support you in setting and achieving your goals. I will help you unlock your potential, identify and develop your strengths as well as examine your limiting beliefs.

Where do you provide service?

I provide online counseling in Seattle, WA and Washington State and mental health coaching in the United States.

What is your fee and cancellation policy?

Individual 50-minute sessions are $150

I offer a limited amount of sliding scale spots 

Life Coaching fees can be found here

Appointments are made by emailing me. Once an appointment time is agreed upon, that time will be held exclusively for you. Please call or email to cancel or reschedule at least 48 hours in advance, or you will be charged for the missed appointment or late cancellation.

Please refer to Appointments and Cancellations section in the informed consent form you are provided.

Do you accept insurance?

I don’t accept insurance but can provide a superbill to submit to your insurance. I cannot guarantee reimbursement for private pay clients. I work with Mentaya, a platform that helps clients get money back on out-of-network therapy sessions. HSA and FSA payments accepted. I have a limited number of reduced fee spots. Please reach out with any questions!

There are many benefits of self-pay. When using insurance benefits, they are able to track, view, and discuss any progress notes/diagnoses, and/or influence your length of treatment. Insurance companies also require medical diagnoses which can become a part of your permanent medical record.

Self-pay allows for an extra layer of privacy without having to worry about your insurance company’s involvement in treatment.

You will need to call your insurance to see if they accept superbills. Here are some questions to ask about your coverage:

  • What are my mental health therapy benefits? 

  • What is my out of network percentage of coverage?

  • Do I have a deductible, and if so, how much is it? 

  • How much of deductible has been met? 

  • Do I need a written referral from a doctor? 

  • Does the referral need to come from my primary care doctor?

  • Do I need authorization on file prior to starting therapy, and if so, is authorization on file already?

  • Is there a special form I need to be reimbursed, and if so, where is the form and to what mailing address should the form be sent? 

What is a good faith estimate?

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes  related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises

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