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Carol Arvin Bellingham Counseling
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Rates and Scheduling

10 minute initial telephone consulation – free
55 minute individual or couples counseling - $135
Shorter or longer sessions are prorated.

I accept payment by cash, check, or Pay Pal (click button below to make an online payment using Pay Pal). I am able to bill most insurances, so in that case I accept their rate or payment, and collect the copay/coinsurance from you at the time of each session.

I am able to negotiate a discount when needed—don’t hesitate to discuss this with me.

Scheduling and Cancellations

Scheduling an appointment is best done by calling my office anytime at 360.650.1591 and leaving a message with number(s) and times to best reach you directly. You can also reach me by email, but my response time will not be as prompt as for a phone call.

I offer appointments 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Thursday. I will call you back as soon as I can. I hold the time of your appointment exclusively for you, and strive to always start and end on time.

If you need to cancel or change an appointment, I require 24 hours notice by phone. The sooner you let me know that you need to change an appointment the better, as I will more likely be able to find you another appointment time that works for you.

Preparing for Your Appointment

If you have scheduled an appointment, I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming therapy session. Please look over all the information in the forms below. Then print and fill out the first 3 forms:

1. Clinical intake form
2. Client information form
3. Signature Page
4. Notice of Privacy Practices
5. Therapist Disclosure Statement

Please bring your completed forms with you to the appointment, along with a copy of your insurance card, if possible. This information is very helpful to me. Completing the forms prior to our session means we won't have to use session time for paperwork.

Confidentiality

All issues discussed in the course of therapy are strictly confidential. I respect your right to privacy and hold information that you discuss in strict confidence. By law, information concerning treatment or evaluation may be released only with the written consent of the person treated or in the case of a person under 13, that person’s parent or guardian.

However, the law requires the release of confidential information in three situations: 1) reported or suspected abuse of a child or vulnerable adult; 2) serious suicidal potential; or 3) threatened harm to another person. In addition, when providing for the welfare of minor children, the court may subpoena treatment records. Any release of confidential information will be discussed with you.

For your benefit, and for my own professional growth, I seek consultation with other professionals regarding my work. I will carefully avoid disclosing your identity if I consult regarding my work with you.