I am an in-network provider for Premera, Regence, Atena and First Choice. If you are insured through one of those companies, you may still have a deductible or co-pay. Other insurance companies will usually reimburse for my services if you have coverage for out-of-network providers. If I am out-of-network I will usually collect the session fee up front, however I am happy to submit the claim for you.
The typical pace that people like is to come in once per week. This balances out continuity in treatment with schedules and budgets. There is no set requirement so we can talk about what works best for you.
Absolutely. I commonly suggest various things for a person to work on as they battle their symptoms. There is no magic bullet, there is no magic pill that will take all the pain away. This means that the hour counseling will not balance the other days of the week you are away from the session. Gaining self awareness, insight and tuning into your emotions all help you succeed in counseling and that takes working on your own too.
Most likely we'll have to talk about some of what has happened since I need to know in order to be helpful. However, often there are details that are not important. When you talk about a traumatic experience and re-feel the associate emotions, they neurological pathways are strengthened. We want to interrupt and change them so you stop having those thoughts and those feelings. We will work together to balance the need to understand with your emotional experience.