I specialize in evidence-based psychotherapy and psychological evaluation for school-age children and teens, with a concentration in support for challenging behavior at school or home; anxiety and depression; difficulties with inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity; and gender-related issues experienced by trans and gender-expansive children and youth. I work during school days as the Director of Student Support at a K-8 school, and I offer after-school and weekend appointments to my private practice clients at my office conveniently located near I-5 in the Tigard Triangle area of Portland on 72nd Avenue at 217.
Many appointment times are offered online. You’re also welcome to contact me directly about scheduling and appointment times that aren’t shown online.
My Typical Availability
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My fees are $95 for the first appointment and $75 for regular 45-minute appointments. I accept full payment in cash, check, or credit card (including FSA and HSA cards) at the time of service.
Please complete the New Client Questionnaire, and return it before your scheduled appointment, along with copies of past evaluations, relevant school information, report cards, standardized test scores, etc. You can review the agreement and notice forms before our first session, so I can quickly answer any questions you have before we get started. The authorization form is an optional form you can use to allow me to release or obtain information from someone else.
New Client Questionnaire
Please complete and return before your scheduled appointment. This questionnaire provides historical information to assist me in a thorough evaluation or consultation. I see children of all ages with differing problems, so some questions may be irrelevant to your child. You may ignore questions that do not apply.
Psychotherapist-Client Services Agreement
This document contains important information about my professional services and business policies (e.g., cancelling appointments, fees, confidentiality, and records). It also contains summary information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Privacy Practices Notice
This notice describes how psychological and medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.
Authorization to Use and Disclose Protected Health Information
With this form, you can authorize me to:
- give specific protected health information to someone.
- receive specific protected health information from someone.
- give and receive specific protected health information.
For example, you might decide to allow exchange of specific information with a physician, psychologist, or school.
I’m an out-of-network provider for all insurance companies, and many insurance plans offer out-of-network benefits. I accept full payment in cash, check, or credit card (including FSA and HSA cards) at the time of service, and I will give you a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If you don’t want to submit your insurance claim yourself, GetBetter.co can submit it for you. GetBetter.co charges 10% of the money you get paid back from your insurance company. If your claim is not covered by your insurance or is applied to your deductible, GetBetter.co is free to use.
In- and Out-of-Network Insurance Example
Unfortunately, insurance plans are sometimes set up in a way that makes it hard to figure out what will be covered; therefore, this example might not fully capture the nuances of your insurance plan.
- your provider’s Standard Fee is $120,
- your insurance company’s Allowed Fee is $100, and
- your insurance covers 60% of their Allowed Fee.
If you haven’t paid off your deductible, seeing an in-network provider costs $100 (the Allowed Fee), and seeing an out-of-network provider costs $120 (the Standard Fee).
If you’ve paid off your in-network deductible, seeing an in-network provider costs $40:
- you pay your in-network provider a $40 copay (40% of the $100 Allowed Fee),
- your insurance pays your in-network provider $60 (60% of the $100 Allowed Fee), and
- your in-network provider waives the remaining fee (the difference between the Standard Fee and the Allowed Fee).
If you’ve paid off your out-of-network deductible, seeing an out-of-network provider costs $60:
- you pay your out-of-network provider $120 (the Standard Fee), and
- you submit a claim to your insurance for $60 (60% of the $100 Allowed Fee).
If you don’t want to submit your insurance claim yourself, GetBetter.co can submit it for a $6 fee (10% of the $60 insurance claim), and you receive $54. If your claim is not covered by your insurance or is applied to your deductible, GetBetter.co is free to use.