Psychotherapist, gender therapist
If you are looking for services in Louisiana,
Now accepting new patients/clients
In-network with Premera, Regence, Asuris and any Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO or Federal plan
Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling and Assessments
I am a counseling psychologist with experience in psychotherapy/counseling (individuals, group, and relationship/couples) and psychological assessment (including ADHD and disability). I have worked with many different presenting concerns including: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, partner relationship problems, trauma, gender transition, and much more. I have particular expertise in affirmative therapy for sexual orientation, gender and transgender identity, and multicultural issues.
I believe that long-term psychological and relationship healing can happen through the process of empathic and supportive counseling. I seek to understand the worldview of my clients and work within their perspective. For more about my style of therapy, please visit my "Therapy Services" page.
In addition to serving people in the immediate Spokane area, I provide psychological services via teletherapy / videoconference to individuals anywhere in Washington. This can be particularly useful for people who live more rural parts of the state or who need my particular expertise.
In addition to general therapy with people from many cultural backgrounds, I have a lot of experience working with many people who fall under the broad transgender umbrella. Transgender rights, access to good medical treatment, mental health care, and social justice are particular passions of mine. If you are transgender, agender, gender-queer or non-binary and need therapy and/or an evaluation for hormones or surgery, please follow this link for more information about how I can help:
Psychological Testing for Academic Issues and Disability Status
I conduct academic and psychological testing for intellectual disability, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, other learning/developmental disorders, and gifted / talented. This testing is common in social security disability evaluations and is also part of obtaining academic accommodations in schools, universities, and standardized testing. For further information about psychological testing, please follow this link: .
Group therapy can be a great way to work through your challenges and build relationships. Whether its depression, anxiety, substance use, relationship problems, shyness, trauma, coming out, or some other struggle, group therapy can be a great help. The purpose of this type of group therapy (Process therapy) primarily centers around helping people connect with one another, communicate/express their emotions openly, and find meaning in their lives by becoming meaningful in the group. Please contact me if you are interesting in beginning group therapy in the summer/fall of 2018. Group therapy is open to nearly anyone from every walk of life and from any culture, race, age, and religion. Especially welcome to all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Exposure and Response Prevention
Private Pay (out-of-pocket)-
$150 per 55 minute session
$50 per week (group therapy)
Insurance (in-network)- I am in-network with Premera and any Blue Cross Blue Shield plans that are either federal plans or "PPO". PPO plans will have this picture on the card somewhere . Patients are responsible for their co-pay at the time of the session.
Insurance (out-of-network)- Some insurances will partially cover my services as an "out-of-network provider." Check with your insurance company for coverage details. In these cases, I will provide receipts for you to file with your insurance company for you to get reimbursed after paying the full fee at the time of the session.
Sliding Scale- I sometimes reduce my regular fee on a case
by case basis for individuals/couples with particular financial
limitations. Please contact me if you feel like we would be a
good fit but feel that you cannot afford my regular
Mood Disorders: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar
Gender and Transgender Identity
Cultural Diversity issues