Services

What I offer

I feel comfortable working with many of the challenges life throws at you: trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, relationship issues (affairs, blended families, empty nests, new babies), career counseling and addiction. People, regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, kink, gender identification, spirituality, and ability are welcome here.

Fees: I charge $150/session. Sessions are 50 minutes long.

Since I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, I cannot bill insurance, but I can provide superbills as an out-of-network provider with some insurance companies. I work under the supervision of Lynn Fontana, PhD, LMFT.

Sliding-scale -- a part of my practice is reserved for sliding scale, and I do this through Open Path Collective. You can find my profile on Open Path here.

EMDR

Trauma impacts us across our lifespan -- emotionally, mentally, and physically-- regardless of how long ago it occurred. Research suggests that so-called little-t trauma, such as experiencing bullying, parents' divorce, or moving schools, can leave as big of an impact as those experiences that lead to PTSD.

EMDR is an evidence-based treatment for trauma. I am EMDR-trained, and am working toward becoming a full EMDR consultant in the coming year.

Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy

I work with individuals as young as 14, as well as couples and families. I love working with teens and their families, navigating screen time, boundaries, drugs/alcohol, developmental crises, and gender/sexuality identity issues.

Before I became a therapist, I worked as a writing teacher/mentor and software engineer. I enjoy working with people in the arts and the start-up world, as well as how you might handle changing careers :)


Psychedelic Integration

Disclosure: I cannot recommend the use of psychedelics, or offer resources of where to obtain such substances or underground guides.

Psychedelic Integration looks like this: I can help you pack your bags before, and I can help you unpack them afterword, but I can't come with you on your trip. The focus before is on harm reduction, and setting expectations so that you can have a valuable psychedelic experience. We can look at intentions for the trip, understand set and setting, and think about how to reduce risk.

It can be helpful to do integration therapy in the days and weeks following your psychedelic experience. In a lot of ways it looks like regular psychotherapy, but psychedelics can accelerate the process. These substances can offer a road map of what you really need to work on in therapy, or uncover traumas you haven't connected with on a conscious level.

Psychedelics include a fairly broad array of substances, including classic hallucinogens (e.g. psilocybin, LSD), empathogens (e.g. MDMA), and dissociatives (e.g. ketamine).

You can find additional resources at Portland Integration Network.

Fees by CPT Code

$150, 90837, 53-60 minutes, Individual Psychotherapy
$150, 90847, 53-60 minutes, Family/Relational Psychotherapy
225, 90838, 85-90 minutes, Individual Psychotherapy


Good Faith Estimate of Costs

You are entitled to receive a Good Faith Estimate that shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created.

The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill.

If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill.

You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available.

You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill.

There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.

To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to

www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 368-1019.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate

or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call (800) 368-1019.

When you receive a copy of your GFE, keep a copy in a safe place or take pictures of it. You may need it if you are billed a higher amount.