Frequently asked Quesions

What does LPC stand for?

LPC stands for Licensed Professional Counselor, a title designated by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. 


Do you accept insurance? 

I am in-network with Pacific Source, Aetna, Regence BCBS, Moda and Managed Health Network. I can bill out of network if your insurance allows it.  I do not accept Medicare or Medicaid at this time. 


What if I want to pay out of pocket?

Discounted rates for clients not using insurance and paying at the time of service are $80 for individuals. 


How often would we meet?

We will usually meet weekly or every other week. When too much time elapses between appointments, progress is often noticeably slower and momentum is lost.  


How long does therapy last?

The course of therapy varies from person to person depending on complexity and severity of the issues.  In the beginning, we will set goals and therapy ends when the goals are met.  


Will I always see the same counselor?

Yes, I am a sole practitioner. 

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What about my privacy?

I m very sensitive to people's concerns about privacy and confidentiality. We may run into each other at local events, at the grocery store, or other places outside the therapy office. To respect your privacy, I may not greet you or act as if I know you, unless you initiate the contact.


What about confidentiality?

You have a legal right to the confidentiality of what we discuss in our sessions, and even to the fact that you are in therapy, unless you give written permission to disclose that information. I am required to safeguard that confidentiality.

There are, however, some legal exceptions:

I am required to notify the authorities if I have cause to suspect that a minor, an elder or a person with a disability has been abused or neglected. I am required to notify an emergency party in the event that I am concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else. If you are involved in a legal proceeding, a judge may order me to disclose information related to your treatment.


Does being in therapy mean there's something wrong with me or that I have a mental illness?

It is very unfortunate that in American society, there is still a stigma associated with seeking help for emotional and mental wellness. My view is just the opposite: I see people who come to therapy as strong, courageous, and motivated to work on what's distressing them. It is my honor to work with you as you address your concerns.