Frequently asked Quesions

Are you taking new clients?

Heart Wisdom Counseling is not accepting new clients.

Do you accept insurance? 

In-network benefits apply with Pacific Source, Moda,  Aetna/Aetna EAP, Regence (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon). Billing offered for out of network benefits.  Accepting Oregon Health Plan but limited to Columbia Pacific CCO (Columbia, Clatsop and Tillamook County).

Medicare is not accepted or billed.  

What if I want to pay out of pocket?

Discounts are available for clients not using insurance and paying at the time of service which brings the cost to $140 for 55 minute session or $115 per 45 minute session. 

How often would we meet?

We will usually meet weekly or every other week. When too much time elapses between appointments, progress is often noticeably slower and momentum is lost.  

How long does therapy last?

The course of therapy varies from person to person depending on complexity and severity of the issues.  In the beginning, we will set goals and therapy ends when the goals are met.  

What is an LPC? LPC stands for licensed Professional Counselor. LPC's are overseen by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. 


Are you an ally?

Heart Wisdom counseling is an ally and welcomes adults of any size, race, ethnicity, age, ability, nationality, socioeconomic status, gender, religion and sexual orientation. 

What about my privacy?

I'm very sensitive to people's concerns about privacy and confidentiality. We may run into each other at local events, at the grocery store, or other places outside the therapy office. To respect your privacy, I may not greet you or act as if I know you, unless you initiate the contact.

What about confidentiality?

You have a legal right to the confidentiality of what we discuss in our sessions, and even to the fact that you are in therapy, unless you give written permission to disclose that information. I am required to safeguard that confidentiality.

Does being in therapy mean there's something wrong with me or that I have a mental illness?

It is very unfortunate that in American society, there is still a stigma associated with seeking help for emotional and mental wellness. My view is just the opposite: I see people who come to therapy as strong, courageous, and motivated to work on what's distressing them. It is my honor to work with you as you address your concerns.