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Carol Arvin Bellingham Counseling
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Rates and Scheduling

10 minute initial telephone consulation – free
55 minute individual session - $150
Shorter or longer sessions are prorated.

I accept payment by cash, check, or Venmo. I am able to bill many insurances, so in that case I accept their rate or payment, and collect the copay/coinsurance from you at the time of each session.

Scheduling and Cancellations

Scheduling an appointment is best done by calling my office anytime at 360.920-9450 and leaving a message with number(s) and times to best reach you directly. You can also reach me by email at

I offer appointments 10 am to 6 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. 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. For appointments not cancelled with the required notice, except in cases of emergency or unforeseen events, you are responsible for payment in full for the missed session.

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

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.

OPTIONAL - For Your Own Use: You can use this Insurance Verification Form when talking with your insurance company about your coverage and benefits.


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.