I offer both in person therapy sessions and telehealth appointments. The telehealth appointments help to reduce the barriers that make it hard to come into the office for face to face counseling. Some of those barriers include but are not limited to: the current outbreak of COVID 19, other illnesses or disabilities, and distance. I am licensed to practice in the State of WA, so if you are a resident of WA, you can choose to use my telehealth option.
I use a telehealth platform that is fully encrypted and HIPAA secure. It is easy to use and just requires a stable internet connection. You must have spoken with me on the phone and scheduled an appointment to use this option.
For those of you using insurance, according to the WA State mental health parity law, as of January 1, 2017, all insurers in the State of WA are required to cover telehealth via live video. However, my understanding is that there are loopholes for some insurance companies. One of the loopholes is if your insurance is located out of state. Coverage may also vary by plan. I can’t guarantee your session will be covered. If they don’t pay for your telehealth appointment, you will be responsible for the session charges. If you are in doubt, please call or go online with your insurance company to find out.