I’ve tried to answer most frequently asked questions below regarding counseling and our practice, but if you have one which isn’t covered here, please use the form on the Contact Me page.
Fees & Payment
Several slots per week are reserved for clients who need to pay on a sliding scale. Feel free to ask if there is any reduced fee availability when you contact us.
This is an insurance-friendly practice. We provide you with all the necessary documentation that insurance companies require to reimburse you for counseling services. We are happy to answer any questions you might have about obtaining insurance reimbursement. Prior to meeting, you can also call your insurance company and ask how much they reimburse for an “out of network” provider.
Yes we can accept payments using STRIPE.
We provide a complimentary billing service. Your claims are submitted to your insurance company by us.
I am a preferred provider with the following medical insurance companies:
First Choice EAP
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Kaiser Permanente PPO
Counseling & Psychotherapy
While the process of returning to a more integrated, whole and healthy state is different for everyone, there are some universal traits that are the result of successful therapeutic work. These traits may be experienced on all levels of our being, the physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual levels. Some of those traits include an increase in your sense of purpose, peace, self-esteem, vitality, resilience, an increase in your capacity to remain open-hearted and the courage to be honest with yourself.
Compassionate listening is a very big component of counseling. However, developing a therapeutic relationship is also important. Karen’s style is collaborative and attentive without offering advice. She may offer insight and instruct in mindfulness if appropriate and desired by you.
Below are documents with additional information:
HIPPAA Privacy Practices (Word format)