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Services, Appointments and Insurance

Sessions are by appointment only.  During the pandemic, I am offering teletherapy sessions over a secure and HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing platform.

When in-person sessions resume, my office is located in SE Portland in the Foster-Powell area.  There are bus transit options to get here as well as un-metered on street parking.  Please contact me at 503-828-1065 or via email (lauren.whitelaw@widemindfull.com) to arrange an initial appointment.

I know that first reaching out when in distress can be a difficult move, and the rewards can be equally as great.

There can be significant early effort to find the grit to start therapy.  This can also be made more intimidating by using technology to access therapy.  I look forward to collaborating with you on how to best foster learning and growth.

Office Information

4708 SE 65th, Portland, OR 97206

Phone: 503-828-1065

Email: lauren.whitelaw@widemindfull.com

Fees and Insurance

For private pay clients, my typical first session consultation fee is 250$ and ongoing sessions tend to be around 200$ for individual and 225$ for relationship work with two or more people. For those who need some assistance in connecting with services, I am committed to a social justice model and offer some sliding scale fee appointments for those who want to discuss them. I can also help brainstorm with you options for support and resources outside of therapy.

Do let me know if I can help you use insurance benefits, whether in or out-of-network.  I am currently accepting Pacific Source clients and am in-network with Pacific Source plans.  If you have a different insurance plan that I am not in-network with, insurance companies will often reimburse 70-90% of a visit fee to an out-of-network mental health provider.  I can help you seek out-of-network benefits with your insurance company if you’d like help navigating your benefit plan.  I can furnish you with insurance-friendly invoices to seek that reimbursement.

Some of the following might be relevant questions and vocabulary to discuss with your insurance plan member support:

Does your plan cover mental health providers for outpatient mental health teletherapy video sessions? Does it cover these kinds of services using out-of-network benefits? Do you have a yearly maximum number cap on sessions? Do you have a deductible, and do you have a separate mental health deductible? If so, how much of that deductible has been met this year, and when does it reset (at mid-year or the calendar year)? Do you need pre-authorization for outpatient mental health sessions? If you’re using out-of-network benefits, does that require pre-authorization and is there a separate deductible for out-of-network, mental health sessions? Once you have determined if your benefits can apply to our sessions (and perhaps after a deductible has been satisfied), what percentage of the session will your plan cover and how much will be your responsibility?

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