The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Where are you going?
Are you or your young adult experiencing difficulty with life transitions?
Do you need support with school or work stress or relationship problems?
My style is warm and authentic and I like to support people in their struggles and at the same time encouraging growth. Through education, creative approaches and curious, open-minded investigation, I really believe healing is truly possible.
Specializing in work with adolescents and young adults, I have specific expertise with addictions, anxiety, depression and grief across all age ranges.
My background in music therapy and experience working with complex mental health issues provides for a multi-dimensional approach. Let’s discuss where you are going.
I utilize an integrative approach of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), narrative therapy and motivational interviewing with an existential humanistic framework.
It would be my privilege to work with you on your path of healing and discovery. Let’s chat.
Meet the team
Christy HeyLPC/C5408 – Licensed Professional Counselor MT-BC/L – Music Therapist CADC I – Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Otter is a three year old labradoodle who has lots of experience in the office. He continues to work on his skills, but loves most laying on his back while getting belly rubs.
EllieTherapy Animal in Training
Ellie is a two year old American Cocker Spaniel and Otter’s best friend. She loves sitting in laps, playing with any toys (or socks!) and getting lots of pets.
My therapy animals (in training) can join for online sessions as well as in-person sessions.
I offer a free 30-minute consultation (via telehealth or phone), so we can get a sense of whether we have a good match for working together.
After the consultation sessions, in person sessions will be available at my office. We can discuss more about how this works.
Just like a face-to-face appointment, your Telehealth visit will be private and confidential. The system for telehealth video conferencing is easy to use and will be set up along with the secure client portal. Access to sufficiently fast internet and a quiet location is required for this service.
Medication & Emergencies
As a licensed counselor, I am not authorized to prescribe medication. However, we can work together to identify prescribers for your mental health needs if medications are suggested.
My insurance rate is $120 for individuals and $150 for couples for 60 minutes. Income based rates also available. Intake session rate is $170; income based rates are also included in fee schedule.
I take most major insurances: Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Providence, Optum, Moda, Pacific Source/Reliant (non-OHP) and several EAP networks.
Depending on your insurance, income based rates may be preferred.
No Surprises Act/Good Faith Estimate
Clients who are not using insurance can receive an estimate of the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. I will provide the estimate in writing at least 1 business day before we begin therapy.
With most services now online, payment through a secure online system is preferred immediately after session. Co-payments due at time of service.
Secure Online Portal
I use a secure system called Simple Practice to manage your health records. This system is HIPAA compliant, allows for all scheduling and billing, and provides the opportunity to fill out electronic forms and access telehealth video conferencing.
If you do not attend your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session unless another arrangement has been made.
Updated January 1, 2022: COVID-19 mask mandate for health care settings.