What to Expect

Setting up counseling services

  • You may email me at cathy@spectrumpsychwa.com if you are interested in starting counseling. I strive to respond to inquiries within one week.

  • After you reach out, we will schedule a brief phone call to discuss logistics and determine if we might be a good fit together. If we mutually decide to move forward and start counseling, I will email you to sign up for our secure client portal where you can complete intake paperwork. This paperwork includes information that is for your records as well as requesting information about you (name, insurance, etc.). Once I receive this paperwork we will schedule our first session together.

Paying for counseling

  • Counseling is a behavioral health service which is often covered by insurance plans. I am part of a group practice in Everett, WA called Spectrum Psychological Associates. As a member of the Spectrum team, I am billing in network for most plans under Premera, LifeWise, Regence, Aetna, First Choice, Kaiser, and Cigna.

  • If you do not wish to use insurance, we can discuss paying out of pocket instead. The standard rate for a counseling session at Spectrum is $180. I strive to make counseling services available to those who need them - if you have concerns about paying for these services please let me know.

Our work together in counseling

  • Therapy appointments last 55 minutes, and are mostly conducted via telehealth (online video chat). I offer limited appointments in person at the Everett office of Spectrum Psychological Associates.

  • I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients and I see us as equal partners in the therapeutic relationship. We will work at your pace and decide together what path our counseling will take. Sometimes counseling can be hard work, and I am here to support you through that. You are always welcome to ask questions and provide feedback to me.