Do you offer in-person therapy or online therapy (telehealth)?
We offer counseling in person in Edmonds as well as online via telehealth.
How much does therapy cost?
It depends upon the provider, their rates, whether they accept your insurance, and the deductible and/or copay for your insurance plan. Yearly deductibles range from $0 to $3,000 (or more), and weekly copays range from $10 to $60. Our private-pay rates range from $85 to $200 for 53-minute sessions. Group therapy costs $40 per 90-minute session. For more information on each provider's rates and whether they accept your insurance, please visit our fees & insurance page.
What is your availability?
Please contact us to inquire about current openings. Once we decide on a day and time to meet, that appointment slot will be reserved for you from week-to-week. If this won't work with your schedule, we can work out a time to meet as we go along.
What if I cannot come to an appointment?
If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please contact your therapist at least 24 hours in advance. Unless it is a serious illness or emergency, failure to do so may result in a late cancellation fee (which is generally the session fee). Please note that insurance cannot be billed for missed appointments, so you will be responsible for paying.
How do I know if I need therapy?
People come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons, but typically it is because they are facing some distress in their lives that they are unable to handle on their own. This may include feeling depressed and anxious, having relationship troubles, feeling lonely or disconnected from others, and feeling hopeless or empty. People also come to therapy for issues such as substance use, addiction, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, and sexual difficulties. Overall there is no specific criteria; anyone who is feeling stuck or distressed in life may benefit from seeing a therapist.
What can I expect in therapy sessions?
In the first several sessions, your therapist will get to know you and work to understand why you are seeking counseling. You will consider goals for therapy as well as the course of treatment collaboratively. In most cases, weekly sessions are recommended. The therapeutic process can look different for different individuals, but it may involve exploration of the things you bring to session, processing related experiences, or teaching coping techniques. The hope is to tailor our approach to your unique needs, and we welcome ongoing questions as well as feedback. All of that being said, building a genuine, safe, and supportive relationship is at the heart of what we do.
How do I know when I am finished with therapy?
The length of time that people stay in therapy varies and is determined collaboratively between therapist and client. Some clients are looking for specific coping skills and techniques to get through a specific situation and may attend therapy for a shorter period of time such as a few weeks to several months. Other clients find that in order for deep change and healing to occur in their lives, it is best to meet with a therapist for six months, a year, or even several years. If you are using insurance to pay for therapy, there may be a session limit required; please check with your insurance company for specifics.
Please feel free to contact us.