What to Expect

What to Expect

Choosing your counselor

It’s important for you to choose a counselor with whom you feel comfortable. Dealing with emotional issues can be difficult at times and it’s important that you trust your counselor’s competence to help you navigate through it. A good working relationship greatly increases the odds that your therapy will be effective.

What can I expect in the first counseling session?

Your first session gives us the opportunity to get to know each other. I will request information from you, assess your situation and discuss ways in which I might help you. You can decide whether you feel comfortable working with me or not. We will jointly decide how to move forward.

How much does counseling cost?

My standard fee is $120 per session. If this causes you financial difficulty, please discuss it with me as I do offer some discounted appointment times. I accept cash, checks and credit cards.

I do not take insurance. This allows us, rather than your insurance carrier, to make the decisions about your treatment. If you want to use your insurance and your coverage includes out-of-network mental health care, I will provide you with a receipt.

Please call me at 503-863-6787 if you have
any questions about my services or my practice.