I will not discriminate against any human being regardless of where they fall on the gender spectrum, the sexual orientation spectrum, or of their race, nationality or (dis)ability. I believe that there is often value in pairing with seemingly “opposing” identities in the context of therapy. That is, as a straight white thirty something male, I have had surprising success joining with young women of color and varying gender identities. Perhaps there are corrective emotional experiences available by exchanging deep trust with people we wouldn’t ordinarily be expected to identify with. That said, I will refer any client whom I feel—or who feels herself—that I cannot appropriately serve her.
FEES FOR INDIVIDUAL, YOUTH & FAMILY COUNSELING / THERAPY
I charge a flat $125 fee for 55 minutes, regardless of how many clients are in the room, and $150 for 85 minutes.
Fees may change at any time, depending upon fair market prices for therapy.
As a provider with Puget Sound Psychotherapy, I can accept Premera, many Regence/BCBS plans, Kaiser, First Choice Health and Lifewise. For other providers, I can happily furnish you with an invoice so you can bill your insurance for me as an “out of network provider.” I do collect the full fee at time of service.
I offer a free 15 minute consultation by phone or in person to determine if I am the right therapist for you.
CONSULTATIONS, LECTURES, APPEARANCES
Because of my time as a professor, author and assistant director of Pongo Teen Writing, I have a great deal of experience speaking and reading in public, as well as conducting discussions with professional and casual groups. From book launches at Elliott Bay Books to interviews on NPR to presentations to Psychiatric Residents at the UW to lectures at book fairs and community centers, I have honed my ability to speak about the intersections of writing and healing and how diverse populations can sow this in their own lives.
My fees for appearances are negotiable.