Seattle Direct Counseling

Seattle, WA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

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.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

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.
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Location

Seattle, WA 98104

Q&A

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.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
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 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.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
We live in an age where the stigma of asking for professional help is pretty much gone. It's now a privilege to be able to have someone helping you, listening to your deepest needs, and showing you how to create a more satisfying life. Busy people, top notch professionals, and small business owners realize how incredibly helpful it is to have another set of eyes looking at what they are doing and thinking, but without criticizing or being without compassion. Clients now have medical benefits that may cover some of my services. You're already paying for them. Use them!