Empowering Women for 34 years.
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How I Work

Individual Therapy

I do therapy online and in my office in downtown Seattle. If you would like to work with me, just e-mail me and we’ll set up a time for a short free phone consultation. I don’t work with everyone, so this is how we decide if we’re a good match.

Appointments and Fees For Individual Therapy:

People find me easy to talk to. I am upfront, honest and to the point:) I provide a friendly, comfortable place to talk and learn how to change the things you want to change in your life. I give lots of info and education. I don’t just sit and listen. I am very practical and give homework so you can keep learning during the week.  I usually want to start out seeing people once a week and then move to every two weeks later on. We’ll know when that is.

Fees: $150 for a 45-50 minute session.

I am only able to take a few new clients at this time. If you would like to schedule, please 

e-mail me and we’ll set up a short phone chat to see if were are a good match. 

If I’m full, I’ll give you a referral to someone I think would be good for YOU to work with.

If I have an opening, I will set up a short phone consultation so we can talk to see if we would be a good match. I hope to talk to you soon!

Couples Therapy:

I work with couples online and in my office in Seattle.

I don’t bill insurance for couples, that is out of pocket. Insurance will not pay for ongoing couples therapy.

I use approaches developed by several people in my work with Relationships. A few of my favorites are: Harvelle Hendrix, who developed Imago Therapy; John Gottman from the University of Washington; and Michelle Weiner-Davis and Terry Real. Again, my approach is very practical and respects each person’s point of view. There are specific things that can be taught to help couples have good relationships. If both people are committed to working on it, it can be good. Most people just aren’t taught the skills needed to have a good relationship; luckily, they can be taught. I do a lot of teaching in these sessions.

Fees: $175 for a 50 min. session. 

Please e-mail and we can start there! I get back to people pretty fast. 🙂

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Insurance:

I am in-network with Premera, Lifewise and First Choice.  Other insurances do reimburse a big percentage. I will give you an invoice to send to them. Most insurance pays 50-90%. 

If I’m in network, I bill the insurance directly so you will only have to pay up front if your deductible is NOT met. If your deductible IS met, you will have a co-pay or will need to pay a percentage which is set by the Insurance Co.

Cancellation Policy:

Please note that I do have a 48-hour cancellation policy. You will be billed in full for any no-show or cancellations within 48 hours of the pre-scheduled appointment.

I usually have a waiting list so please let me know if you’re not coming so someone on the list can get in.

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I am only able to take a few new clients at this time. If you would like to schedule, please e-mail me. 

If I’m full, I will give you a referral to someone I think would be good for YOU to work with.

If I have an opening, I will set up a short phone consultation so we can talk to see if we wold be a good match. I hope to talk to you soon!

Contact me at sue@suebates.com

How I Work July 26, 2016