What to Expect

What to Expect

Imagine what life could be like if you could get on the same page with your loved ones and enjoy each other the way you used to at the beginning of your relationship.

Step 1: Reach out!

Contact me with any questions or concerns. Or just give me a call at (208) 718-2728.

I will always answer if I am free.  If I am not available, leave a message or send me a text message and I will get back to you within two business days.

Step 2: Phone call

Via email, text, or the phone, we can set up a time to chat. This is free and usually takes just a few minutes. I have a handful of important questions I will ask you to make sure I’m a good fit for you.

By the end of this call, you should have a pretty good idea whether you’d like to work with me. If you’d like to move forward, we can set up the initial intake session.

Step 3: Initial Consultation

The initial consultation is an intake session. I recommend an 80-minute session as we will have so much to cover. And I really like to make sure you leave that first session with some answers and a plan.

Step 4: Find your “slot.”

The best results are obtained by those who are committed to this process and attend sessions weekly.

In return for your commitment, I will hold you a regular session time out of respect for your schedules (except of course in emergencies or extenuating circumstances). I have early evening appointments available to accommodate your busy schedule..

Step 5: Get to Work!

We will work together to improve your situation to your satisfaction.

Sometimes, I will be teaching you new skills, providing insight, and leading the structure of the session.

Other times, I am your tour guide through the process towards healing and health. Leading you into murky waters for you to find your own answers and solutions.

And then other times, I am just your partner in the mess. A trusted associate, providing safety and companionship, as we sort through the muck together. I won’t always have ALL the answers. But we will be in it together as we find them.

We will continuously evaluate your progress and make adjustments as needed. You are free to end therapy whenever you feel ready.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the questions you have:
What are your fees?

The initial session typically lasts 80 minutes and costs $180.  After that, sessions last 50-minutes and are $150 each.

Do you take insurance?

We do not accept insurance.  For a fuller explanation, visit our Fees and Insurance page.

How many sessions will I need to have?

The number of sessions depends on your goals, but most goals can be achieved with 4-12 sessions depending on the person.

Can I integrate my spirituality into my session?

I am happy to engage in spiritual conversation based on the preference of my clients.

What happens during counseling?

We usually begin by setting goals for the counseling sessions and then working toward those goals through discussion, reflection, and several other techniques.

What if I need help right away?

If you have an emergency, please dial 911 for immediate assistance.  For the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 800-273-8255.  For other issues, please contact us or book an appointment here.

What if we are not a good fit for each other?

Sometimes the relationship between a counselor and a client is not a good fit.  I am happy to provide referrals to other professionals as needed.

Is our conversation confidential?

Except in situations of abuse, neglect, or a suspected danger of harm to any individual, counseling is confidential.  We will discuss any exceptions during our first session.

Find Your Fit

Treatment Info

Get treatment customized to your needs
1

Preventative

Don’t wait until you are in a crisis to find help. Gain perspective on your life and goals now to maximize your impact.

2

Crisis

In your darkest moment, I am here to support you with a safe space to process your experiences and feelings.

3

Intensives

Especially valuable for couples, intensives provide an opportunity to gain momentum in overcoming obstacles reduce the amount of time spent in counseling.

4

Skills Training

Our relationships don’t come with an owner’s manual.  I can help you gain the skills you need to be successful in your relationships with your children, partner, co-workers or others.

More about my services

A deeper look at individual and couples counseling

Individual Counseling

As humans, we naturally invest in what we care about. We take our cars to the mechanic if something sounds off. We go to the doctor for our annual physicals. In the same way, regular checking in with a counselor can protect your mental and emotional health.

In our safe and comfortable environment, we can work through:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Self-acceptance
  • Finding your purpose
  • Forgiveness
  • Anger, Shame & Guilt
  • Boundaries
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief
  • Faith and Spiritual Growth
  • Depression, sadness and more

    As with all growth, there may be times of discomfort, but the benefit you will gain as you learn to live your best life will be well worth the challenge.

  • Couples Counseling

    Every couple has its ups and downs. Relationships get messy and we don't always see things eye-to-eye. Sometimes these problems go on for so long that it is difficult to imagine how your relationships can be improved. The good news is that, with your desire to make it better, it can be!

    Through couples counseling, you can overcome the feelings of distance, the fear of divorce or break-ups, and the hurts of disloyalty or affairs. Instead, learn to:

  • Feel loved and secured
  • Trust each other
  • Show affection
  • Discuss differences in healthy ways
  • Have fun together
  • Know each other intimately

    Don't waste any more time going in circles. Call today for a free 15-minute consultation on the phone.

  • Get in Touch

    If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, I'd be happy to talk to you for a free 15-minute consultation. I have early evening appointments available to accommodate your busy schedule.

    Tel: 208-718-2728
    E-mail: melissa@relationalhealthnw.com
    Address: 23403 E Mission Ave, Ste 200G, Liberty Lake, WA 99019