Seattle Direct Counseling
About this pro
Although there are a plethora of therapists available in Seattle, I offer several components that many do not. I'm a Master's Level counselor who has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Registered Nurse, and experience in back office Nursing and Triage Nursing. I also am adept at using Integrative Medicine practices in the clinical setting, as many people have turned to this. Additionally, I can conduct sessions over the phone and Internet, and many of my clients have appreciated this, especially when life gets busy, traffic is horrid, they are on travel, or they cannot find the right therapist in their home town. One thing I noticed that was missing was more therapists who work with those in the LBGT, poly, and alternative relationship styles communities. Over the years, clients who came to see me for one thing ended up bringing their experiences from these communities, and they kept encouraging me to let others know how well I handled their complex relationships and lifestyles. I'm proud to say that I've been highly recommended by clients from these communities for giving adept, compassionate, and appropriate counseling. I like helping people. Life can be a puzzle at times, and I enjoy helping people put together the pieces of that puzzle and come out the other end realizing how beautiful life can be.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Counseling is $120 per 45-50 minute insight oriented behavioral health session. I do have a sliding scale for those without insurance benefits. Coaching is a different category. Because of its intensive nature and homework involved, the fee structure is different. For a single person in F2F meetings, I charge $175 per 60 minutes, but sessions can be done on the quarter, half, 3/4 or full hour and priced proportionally.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Counselors are required to complete CEU's in our field as well as legal and ethical issues every two years.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?We offer a complimentary 30 minute consultation. Use it, and the first three visits to determine whether we're a "good match". If you don't feel convinced in three visits, you should initiate a discussion, ask questions, or terminate services.