Divorce Adjustment

Children - Teens - Adults

We enter into our newly formed marriage and partnership with the best of intentions. The decision to end a significant relationship can be a difficult and challenging process that leaves everyone depleted, confused and anxious about the future and how to move forward. It is difficult not to perceive divorce as a personal failure. Therapy can assist in working through those feelings, make sense of the end of ones relationship, and obtain a new perspective and healing.

Adjusting After a Divorce

Divorce recovery is a process.  Working with a therapist can be particularly helpful for people who are struggling with entering this new phase of their lives. Newly divorced people, whether they initiated the divorce or not, recognize that their lives and the lives of those around them have been profoundly affected by their situation. Worries about financial solvency, employment, or housing may affect them. Stress over losing friends and family members as a result of divorce can be difficult to process. Overcoming guilt as a parent can cause additional feelings of overwhelm. All these issues can be worked out during the recovery process. Together we can find new coping skills based on your individual strengths that are safe, encouraging and empowering during an extremely difficult time.

Children and Divorce

Divorce therapy can be critically important for children experiencing the divorce of parents and care givers. Because parents can become consumed by their own feelings, they may overlook the devastating emotional state their child is in, or even with thoughtful intentions to assist their child will miss important signs of distress. Children may feel guilt, loss, pain, abandonment and confusion during and after a separation. Parents who are aggressive with each other run the risk of creating increased confusion, insecurity and a sense of blame in their child. I can help parents and children work though issues that arise as a result of divorce in order to process the emotions and move forward in a healthy and constructive way.

As an adult adoptee who experienced the divorce and remarriages of both my parents, and step parented two children into adulthood I understand from both a personal and professional perspective that divorce and repositioning of one’s family or origin can run deep into the core of who we think we are, so much so that it can inhibit a realistic and positive sense of self. Through my own personal journey, my academic training and clinical experience I believe strongly in the premise and the promise that the potential for growth and positive change is available to anyone. We, along with our children can overcome early loss, form secure attachment, and thrive in the present to create a new future for our loved ones and ourselves. 

I offer a variety of services to meet the needs of children ages five and older, teens, and adults. My style is individualized in an environment that is empathetic, supportive and strengths based.  I include a blend of conventional and alternative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what would be most helpful for each client.

Fees

Evening and weekend appointments available.
I offer a free 20-minute free consultation by phone.

Private Pay:
If you do not have insurance, see fee chart below.

In Network: I am an In-Network Provider for:

  • Moda
  • Regence BC/BS
  • Pacific Source
  • Cigna
  • Optum

We can handle your billing for you, and in some cases I am able to get clarification on your benefits for you. However you may need to review your benefits on your own with your insurance company so that you will know your deductible, co pay or coinsurance (coins).

Insurance Out of Network

My services as a Licensed Professional Counselors are covered by most insurance companies that offer out-of-network mental health benefits. Please review your benefits with your insurance company so you will know your deductible, and copay or coinsurance.

In most instances for out of network billing, you will pay in full at the time of service for my services and you will be reimbursed directly by your insurance company with receipts that I will provide you.

Private Pay

Families & Couples
60 minutes — $110 - $145
90 minutes — (Intake or Session) $135 - $175
Individual
(Including EMDR)
60 minute — $90 - $120
90 minutes — (Intake or Session) $120 - $140
Divorce Coaching
60 minutes - $125.00
Mediation:
Fees are variable depending on number of people during mediation and issue being mediated. Please call for more information.
A sliding scale/adjusted fee will be considered depending on financial need.

Professional Affiliations