Get Started

To schedule a first appointment, call Mindful Therapy Group at (425) 640-7009

I’ve partnered with Mindful Therapy Group for scheduling, billing, and other business support. This number connects you to their intake and scheduling team, who will do a brief screening, discuss scheduling options, and verify your insurance information.

During our first meeting, we’ll explore your goals for counseling, discuss possible treatment approaches, and I’ll make an initial diagnosis.

Insurance companies require a diagnosis, so this is an essential part of our first session — at least if insurance is paying for services. That said, I don’t believe it’s possible to make a thorough, thoughtful diagnosis in just one session, so this initial diagnosis is always provisional.

If counseling seems appropriate and we agree I’m a good fit for your goals and needs, at the end of this first meeting I’ll most likely suggest scheduling weekly appointments.

I strongly believe therapy is most effective when sessions occur on a consistent, predictable basis. With that in mind, I almost always recommend weekly appointments at a regularly scheduled time, at least for the first few months.  If you’re unable or unwilling to commit to weekly in-person sessions, I’m probably not the right therapist for you or your teen.

Sessions are about 55 minutes in length and are held in-person at the Tukwila office of Mindful Therapy Group. The address is 7100 Fort Dent Way, Suite 220 — near Fort Dent Park and Starfire Sports, in the Tabor 100 Building

Once you’ve scheduled your first appointment, you’ll be set up with an online Patient Portal and sent a few forms. Please complete them at least one day prior to our first session. That way I can review them before we meet. 

Would you like to chat before scheduling an initial session? I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. This gives you a chance to ask questions you may have and to see if we’d be a good therapeutic fit. To schedule a consult, email me with a couple times that work for you and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.