Do you only see people in their twenties?

Talking Twenties is designed with young adults in mind but doesn’t require clients to be a certain age. So whether you’re about to leave your teens or beginning to think about your thirties, we would value the opportunity to assist with your journey, no matter your age.

Why don’t you accept insurance?

Many insurances restrict the payment of services provided through telehealth platforms, as well as restrictions on therapy frequency or length. I am happy to provide you with a superbill, which is essentially a receipt of services. You can provide this to your insurance for out of network reimbursement. However, you will still be responsible for appointment costs up front and in the event of no reimbursement from insurance.

Do I need a referral?

No! Because we don’t operate through insurance, you’re free to start and continue care on your terms.

Can we meet in person?

Unfortunately no, I practice telepsychiatry from outside of Washington state. Read more about telepsychiatry here .

What if I need medication that isn’t available through telepsychiatry?

Due to federal restrictions, stimulant medications (such as Adderall, Ritalin, Vyvanse, etc) and benzodiazepine anxiety medications (like Xanax or Klonopin) are not able to be prescribed via telepsychiatry. If during the course of care we decide these medicines would be appropriate, I am happy to communicate with your primary care provider who may be able to prescribe the medication during an in-person visit.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation less than 24 hours in advance will incur full cost of the appointment. This policy is in place so I can fill appointment times with those on a waiting list or who need last-minute care.

Where should I meet for our appointments?

Anywhere quiet and private. Telepsychiatry offers flexibility, but also requires that you find a safe and quiet space to talk. If you don’t feel you can find a reliable place to meet, consider finding services at a mental health clinic.

What are the computer/ technology requirements?

The telemedicine platform is internet-based, and does not require installing any software. It’s accessible from phone, tablet, or computer. We recommend checking it out prior to your first appointment to work out any kinks. Make sure you also have access to a high-quality internet connection.

Can we talk via email and text outside of the appointment?

We understand the simplicity of using text and email in the digital age. Unfortunately, a lot of information can be lost without a full conversation. We ask that email communications are limited to specific questions or concerns. Medication changes will not be made over email. We recommend texting for brief messages, like letting us know you are running late for an appointment.



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