Call or text 503-290-6107 or e-mail Wendy to schedule a free 20-minute consultation.

What is your appointment schedule?

I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

What is your fee?

My fee is $185 for a 60-minute session if you are using your insurance. My out-of-pocket (i.e. out-of-network) fee is $140 for a 60-minute session. Payment is due at the beginning of each session. I accept cash, check, debit, credit, or Health Savings Account (HSA) cards.

Do you take insurance?

I am a Preferred Provider with PacificSource, BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, CareOregon and Samaritan Choice.

I am also an “out-of-network” provider on most other insurance plans. This means that you pay me at each session, and I can provide you with an invoice which you can then submit directly to your insurance company. Your insurance company will then reimburse you the pre-approved portion of the fees (see next section for questions to ask your insurance company to find out what they’ll cover).

Please know that, when using health insurance, you will be given a mental health diagnosis (I will be required to by your insurance company). Some people choose to not use their insurance because of this.

What do I ask my insurance company, specifically?

If I am “out-of-network” for you, you can call your insurance company (check the back of your insurance card for the phone numbers to call) and ask them the following questions:

  • What are my mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions am I allowed that are covered by insurance?
  • Have I met my out-of-pocket deductible?
  • Are out-of-network providers covered? And at what cost/percent?

Can I fill out all my paperwork ahead of time?

You certainly can! All I need is your e-mail address and phone number to get you started. You’ll log onto a secure client portal where you fill out all the paperwork needed, and I’ll review it before our appointment. If you do not fill out paperwork before the session we will need to use some of our time for you to do that during your first session (probably 15-20 minutes).

What schedule works best in therapy?

There is no “right” schedule, but in general therapy is most effective when it happens on a consistent basis in a stable, safe relationship. I suggest most clients begin with weekly or biweekly appointments. As we work together this may change based on your needs and situation.

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept checks, cash and credit/debit cards and payment is due at the beginning of each session.

What is your cancellation and no-show policy?

As I reserve each hour’s slot for my clients, I require 24 hours notice; otherwise you will be charged a $60 fee. Please note: You will be charged a cancellation fee even if you are using your insurance, as insurance can’t be billed for missed sessions.

An appointment is considered a ‘no-show’ if you do not cancel and do not attend the appointment, or if you are more than 15 minutes late without advanced notice that you are running late. In both of these instances you will be charged the $60 fee for the reserved time.