Getting Started / Rates

Taking the first step to initiate therapy can be a difficult decision. Often, people explore many alternative options; however, they find that whatever issues they are struggling with persist. It is not uncommon to have mixed feelings about beginning psychotherapy. You may feel embarrassed, unsure of how to proceed or how to find a good therapist. You may feel afraid of the unknown, or uncertain about what therapy can offer you. These are all normal and common feelings.

I consider our initial 3 sessions to be a period of assessment and evaluation. During these first sessions, there is an opportunity for me to begin to understand what brings you to therapy and how I may be helpful and an opportunity for you to get a sense of what it is like to work with me.

If you are interested in arranging an appointment for a consultation, please email to or telephone me at (503) 308-9770.

Getting Started / Rates


Individual sessions are 45 minutes and the fee is $225.00. Couple therapy sessions are 50 minutes and the fee is $275.00. These are my cash fees and are competitive and within the normal and customary range for mental health services in the Portland metro area.

I am considered a preferred, in-network provider with Pacific Source and FirstChoice Health Network insurances.

If I am not in your network and your health insurance carrier allows you to choose an out-of-network provider (generally a PPO or POS plan), I provide invoices which may be used as a “superbill” to submit to insurance for reimbursement. Please note that insurances set their own fees for reimbursement. You are responsible for paying the session fee at the time of services rendered; however, based on your policy, your insurance may reimburse you some percentage of the fee.

Office Policies

Appointment Cancellations or Changes

Consistency is an essential aspect of therapy. I meet with patients at least once per week. Once we agree on a regular time(s) to meet during the week, I will reserve those hours for you. I will not charge you for sessions you cancel with at least 24 hours notice, up to three weeks per calendar year. For all other sessions where you provide me with 24 hour notice, and you would like to reschedule for another time, I will do my best to accommodate your request. Please be aware that my practice is generally full or close to full, so rescheduling may sometimes not be possible. If rescheduling is not possible and you have already missed three weeks for the calendar year or you are unable to provide 24 hours notice, you are responsible for payment for the missed session(s). If you are using insurance to pay for therapy, insurance companies will not pay for missed sessions and so you are responsible for paying the full insurance reimbursement for a missed session.

Your patient records and information will be kept confidential and shared only when necessary to provide care and services, or by your authorization, or when required or permitted by law.

Payment Methods
I accept cash or checks. I do not accept credit cards or PayPal.


The following form describes your rights as a psychotherapy client.

If you would like me to consult with your psychiatrist, family doctor, or other health care provider, you will need to complete the following release.