Who Are We and What do We do?

Welcome, and thank you for considering Kachemak Counseling. We approach therapy with the conviction that that every individual already possesses an inherent ability to change. We also believe that no single person is immune to life's challenges. We all face adversity and it is normal to experience mood changes, anxiety, isolation, low self-worth, and a generalized sensation of feeling stuck. When left unaddressed these emotions often build up over time. But with a person-centered, strengths-oriented, and evidence-based approach our goal is to support you as you learn to better understand yourself and regain clarity about what is holding you back and how you can begin to move forward again.

How Do We Begin?

Along with discussing the reasons for starting therapy and gathering background information, we emphasize the therapeutic relationship during the first few sessions. While it is important to consider a therapist's professional experience and time spent in practice, studies show that the the strongest predictor of success in counseling is the quality of the therapeutic alliance. A good fit of personality between therapist and client is an imperative. While we do our very best to establish this professional bond, not all clients are a good match with any single therapist and we encourage you to consider this element of counseling as you begin. We are more than happy to provide referrals if needed. We encourage three sessions before making a final determination.

How Often Do We Meet?

We generally recommend one session per week during the initial stages of therapy. However, determining the frequency of sessions is a collaborative process between therapist and client based on an individualized plan of care.

Do We Accept Insurance?

We are in network with Premera of Alaska, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, MODA, and Cigna. We also bill out of network and offer a sliding fee discount to self-pay clients. We are unable to bill Medicaid and Medicare at this time.

How Do We Communicate and Schedule Sessions?

We are not often available by phone during business hours but do check email and text messages throughout the day. Please contact us if you have any questions. Those wanting to schedule a session online can do so using the following link:

Online Registration & Scheduling