Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the office located?

811 NW 19th Avenue, Suite 203

Portland, OR 97209

Is parking difficult?
There are two visitor-parking places in the lot in front of the building. Feel free to use one of these spaces if it is open upon arrival. Otherwise, there is street parking available.
What are your office hours?
My office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I offer daytime appointments.
What can I expect in the first session?
In the first session, we will discuss what brings you to therapy now. In this session, we will explore your goals, how working together feels to you, and if our collaboration is supportive to your growth.
What is the hourly fee?

My rate for therapy is $240 for the initial diagnostic intake.
Follow-up sessions are $210 for individuals, couples, and families. Sessions are 50-minutes in length

Do you accept insurance? If not, why?
At this time, I do not accept direct insurance payments and only see clients on an out-of-pocket basis. However, I can provide detailed receipts for those who wish to submit a claim for out-of-network benefits through their insurance plan. This approach allows us to focus directly on your needs without the constraints often imposed by insurance protocols. Thank you for your understanding.
How do I pay?
Cash, check, PayPal, Ivy
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Once your appointment is scheduled, it is reserved for you. Therefore, I request that you notify me a minimum of 48 hours in advance for a cancellation. Appointments that are not cancelled in advance will require payment of the full cost of the session.
Do you work with people from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions?
My practice is full of people from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. I work with interracial couples, LGBTQIQ individuals/couples, and a multiplicity of relationship structures. I have a background in cultural anthropology, which helps me to understand each person as coming from a unique culture.

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