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Paying for counseling is a challenge, whether you are fortunate enough to have insurance benefits, or are paying out of pocket.

All of the colleagues who practice at Wise Counsel & Comfort are committed to offering sliding fee scale to those clients whose financial circumstances are strained. Please don't hesitate to call any one of the counselors who seem like just the right therapist to meet your needs and inquire about their fee range.

There are several counselors with Wise Counsel who are able to offer especially low fees.
By office location, these clinicians are:


24th & NE Fremont
Tracy Braden, M.S.

4179 SE Division
Lesley Burke, L.P.C.
Alisha Phillips, M.A.

21st & NW Hoyt
Moira Ryan, M.A.
Negin Nasraghi, M.A.

North Williams
Laurie Pearson, L.C.S.W.
Nathan Schlingmann, M.A.
Brandon Houston, M.A.

Multnomah Village
Jennifer Morris, M.A.

Hawthorne
Austin Karp-Evans, M.A.
Lindsay Bong, M.A.

1432 E. Burnside
Jeremiah Winston, M.A.
Art Chaklader, M.A.

60th & NE Glisan
Kian Kolahi, M.S.W.
Joel Cox, L.C.S.W.
Christie McLean, M.S.W.

Gresham
Beth Monlux, L.P.C.
Kristen Beck, M.S.

Lake Oswego
Tina Butler, M.A.
Jennifer Miller, M.S.
Melanie Wyckoff, M.A.

SE Woodstock
Jacinda Phillips, CET
Beth Kirkaldie, L.C.S.W.
Fayanna Johnson, M.S.W.

Beaverton
Gail Brick, L.C.S.W.
Lori Severson, M.A.

511 SW 10th Avenue
Christina Avellan, M.A.
Niaz Larsen, L.P.C.
Lilyan Moore, M.Ed.


These colleagues see clients who are covered by Medicare:

Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W. ~ Rosemarie Hemmings, L.C.S.W.

These colleagues see clients who are covered by the Oregon Health Plan:

Sam Wilson, L.C.S.W. -- Downtown / Open Card
Joey O'Connell, LPC -- Downtown Portland / Family Care
Glynis Stafford, L.P.C. -- Beaverton / Family Care & Open Card
Beth Kirkaldie, LCSW -- SE Woodstock / Open Card
Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT


And finally, there are two very low-fee counseling options in Portland where individuals, families and couples can see student intern counselors who are pursuing master's degrees at local universities.

Portland State University Community Counseling Clinic: 503-725-4620 (Fees: $15)
William Temple House: 503-226-3021 (Fees: $10)


Insurance

Your first task, if you are insured, is to either call your insurance provider, or go onto their website (listed on the back of your insurance card) to discover whether you have mental health benefits, and if so, what the benefit is and whether you need preliminary authorization to see someone.

Ask whether there is a 'panel' of counselors you need to choose from. Some insurers allow you to only see those on their panel; Other insurers will allow you to see any licensed professional, but may require you to pay a higher co-pay. These are referred to as 'out-of-network' providers. Still other companies will allow you to choose any licensed counselor or social worker. About half of the counselors at Wise Counsel & Comfort are fully licensed professionals: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Psychologist (Psy.D., or Ph.D.). Any of them may be able to work with you to seek reimbursement for fees from your insurance company.

The following professionals are either on approved panels or work closely with the following specific insurance plans:

Oregon Health Plan
Sam Wilson, L.C.S.W. ~ Beth Kirkaldie, L.C.S.W. ~ Joey O'Connell, LPC

Aetna
Peggy Van Duyne, LPC ~ Glynis Stafford, L.P.C. ~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.
~ Amber Cottrell, L.P.C.
Chi Baker, L.P.C. ~ Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T. Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT

Blue Cross/Blue Shield:
Susan Pinkley, L.P.C. ~ Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W. ~ Rosemarie Hemmings, L.C.S.W. ~ Glynis Stafford, L.P.C. ~ Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT

Amber Cottrell, L.P.C. ~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.
Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T.

Ceridian:
Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T. ~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

Cigna:
Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. ~ Julia McCoy, L.P.C. ~ Glynis Stafford, L.P.C.
Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT

CompPsych:
Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T.

EBMS
Peggy Van Duyne, LPC

First Choice Network:
Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

Health Net
Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W. ~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

LifeWise:
Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T. ~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

M.H.N. (Health Net / Mental Health Net)
Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W. ~ Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. ~ Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T. ~ Peggy Van Duyne, LPC ~
Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C. ~ Glynis Stafford, L.P.C. ~ Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT


Moda:
Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W. ~ Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT ~ Glynis Stafford, L.P.C.

MultiPlan PHCS Sivility:
Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T.

Network Advantage EAP:
Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T.

Optum:
Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W. ~ Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. ~ Daniel Gilbride, L.P.C. ~ Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT

Oregon Health Cooperative:
Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T. ~ Amber Cottrell, L.P.C.

PacificSource:
Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W. ~ Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. ~ Nick Fossett, LMFT ~ Peggy Van Duyne, LPC ~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C. ~ Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT

Providence
Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W. ~ Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. ~ Glynis Stafford, L.P.C. ~ Daniel Gilbride, L.P.C. ~ Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T. ~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C. ~ Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT

Regence
Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W.

Reliant Behavioral Health
Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. ~ Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T. ~ Peggy Van Duyne, LPC ~ Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

Samaritan
Peggy Van Duyne, LPC

TriCare:
Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W. ~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

United Health
Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT ~ Glynis Stafford, L.P.C.

United Behavioral Health:
Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. ~ Daniel Gilbride, L.P.C. ~ Peggy Van Duyne, LPC ~ Nick Fossett, L.M.F.T. ~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

Value Options:
Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

WellPoint:
Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

WellSpring EAP:

Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W.

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