Info for Parents

NEW CLIENT PAPERWORK

ADOLESCENCE

The two primary goals of adolescence are:
1. Individuation from parents (rejecting all things from childhood, which includes their parents, unfortunately)
2. Identity formation (figuring out who they want to be in the world)

Achieving these goals can take years, and the period of adolescence is now defined as taking place between ages 12 to 24, but don’t get discouraged. I’m here to help. I have years of experience working with the most challenging teenagers.

I offer a free 30-minute in-person consultation, where you can meet me and learn more about my approach to counseling.

COMMON CHALLENGES

Anxiety
Depression
Self-Esteem issues
Parent/Child relationship issues
Peer relationship issues
Academic struggles
Loss in the family
Life transitions (entering high school, preparing for college)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Sessions 1-4: Building the relationship and establishing trust.
Sessions 5-8: Working with your child to identify challenges and creating a plan together.
Sessions 9-12: Implementing the plan and keeping track of positive changes.
Sessions 13 and beyond: Maintaining positive changes and addressing new challenges as they arise.

FEE

My fee is $120 for a 50-minute session. Payment is required at the beginning of each session and I accept cash, check or credit/debit card (with a 2.7% service charge).

INSURANCE (Please bring your insurance card to our initial consultation)

I am in-network with the following insurance providers:
Aetna
MHN (Health Net)
FamilyCare
PacificSource
Providence
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
United Behavioral Health

I would be happy to call your insurance provider on your behalf to find out how much your co-pay will be and how many sessions are allowed.

I am an out of network provider for all other insurance companies and can provide you with a receipt that you can submit for possible reimbursement.

CANCELLATION POLICY

I require at least 24-hour notice if you need to cancel a session. I allow clients to cancel one session at the last minute without being charged, but after that, I have to charge you.

OFFICE LOCATION

My office is located in the Portland Therapy Center in the historic Burnside Trolley Building at 2705 E Burnside St, Suite 206.