Getting Started with Seattle Teen Counseling
Consult. Meeting face to face is ideal for our first encounter. I want to hear more about your life, your challenges and what you want to accomplish during our time together.
At this time we also discuss logistics such as: fees, insurance, family sessions and scheduling. Family-counseling consultations typically last one hour, and take place in downtown Seattle, during day or evening hours. Costs are outlined below.
Coordinate. Initially, I meet clients for three sessions, which allows enough time for assessment. After approximately three sessions, we will determine the frequency and duration of therapy sessions.
Sessions and flexibility at Allison Chow Therapy
How often? I meet with clients at least once a week and often two times a week. Consistency and frequency affect therapy outcomes with young people, in my experience.
Location? Therapy sessions are typically held in my downtown Seattle office. Click here for location information.
Alternative locations? For teens, meeting a therapist for the first time can be intimidating. Therefore, I offer alternative meeting locations, creating a comfortable atmosphere for hesitant teens. I have met teens in a Seattle park, at Seattle-area coffee shop or over Skype video. Skype video sessions are also helpful to maintain contact when clients are out of town for significant amounts of time. If this sounds like a good fit for your teen, please contact me for details.
45 minute individual sessions: $110
60 minute family sessions are: $140
Payment is due at the beginning of each session. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover).
The majority of my clients use insurance to pay for therapy, but I do not file insurance claims for you. I provide monthly statements to submit to insurance for reimbursement. All insurance companies and plans have different policies but generally they cover a percentage of the full amount. Please check with your insurer for the full amount. I would be glad to aid you in this process.
If you have questions about using your insurance for therapy please contact me.
I offer a reduced rate to clients paying out of pocket and are experiencing financial hardship. This rate is determined on a client-by-client basis.