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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:


21st & SE Hawthorne
Melissa Tomecek, M.A.

24th & NE Fremont
Sam Freshner, M.S.
Keith Mackie, L.P.C.
Morgan Looney, M.S.

Multnomah Village
Jennifer Morris, M.A.

4179 SE Division
Jiro Isetani, M.A.
Jose DelHoyo, M.S.W.

North Williams
Laurie Pearson, L.C.S.W.
Jesse Rorvig, M.A.

60th & NE Glisan
Kent Kreiselmaiser, M.A., Ph.D.
Shannon Barnes, M.S., C.R.C.
Joel Cox, L.C.S.W.
Jessica Piziali, M.A.

Gresham
Beth Monlux, L.P.C.
Nancy Maloy, L.P.C.

Beaverton
Brittany Eide, M.S.
Lisa Johnson, L.C.S.W.
Elizabeth Coleman, M.A.

SE Woodstock
Jacinda Phillips, CET
Rebecca English, M.A.
Beth Kirkaldie, L.C.S.W.
Fayanna Johnson, M.S.W.
Jane Leng, L.C.S.W.
Elyse Schauer, M.A.
Jeanette Griffin, M.A.

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

511 SW 10th Avenue
Mary Schindler, L.M.F.T.
Lilyan Moore, M.Ed.


These colleagues see clients who are covered by Medicare:

Gillian Scott, 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
Glynis Stafford, L.P.C. -- Beaverton / Open Card



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 ~ Jason Durtschi, L.C.S.W. ~ Glynis Stafford, L.P.C. ~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.
~ Amber Cottrell, L.P.C. ~ Chi Baker, L.P.C. ~ Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT ~ Tracy Roberti, L.C.S.W.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield:
Jason Durtschi, L.C.S.W. ~ 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. ~ Tracy Roberti, L.C.S.W.

ComPsych
Andrea Mize, L.C.S.W.

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

EBMS
Peggy Van Duyne, LPC

First Choice Network:
Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C. ~ Tracy Roberti, L.C.S.W.

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

LifeWise: Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C. ~ Tracy Roberti, L.C.S.W.

M.H.N. (Health Net / Mental Health Net)
Gillian Scott, L.C.S.W. ~ Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. ~ 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. ~ Tracy Roberti, L.C.S.W.

Optum:
Susan Pinkley, L.P.C. ~ Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. ~ Daniel Gilbride, L.P.C. ~ Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT ~ Tracy Roberti, L.C.S.W.

Oregon Health Cooperative:
Amber Cottrell, L.P.C.

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

Providence
Susan Pinkley, L.P.C. ~ Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W. ~ Glynis Stafford, L.P.C. ~ Daniel Gilbride, L.P.C. ~ 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. ~ Peggy Van Duyne, LPC ~ Mindy Feather, L.P.C., RPT~ Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C. ~ Tracy Roberti, L.C.S.W.

Samaritan
Peggy Van Duyne, LPC

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

United Health
Susan Pinkley, L.P.C. ~ 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 ~Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

Value Options:
Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C. ~ Tracy Roberti, L.C.S.W.

WellPoint:
Jennifer Zimmer, L.P.C.

WellSpring EAP:
Shelly Oliver, L.C.S.W.

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