Licensed Mental Health Counselor
& Marriage and Family Therapist
and Clinical Supervisor
Kathryn Willis, MS, LMHC, LMFT, CCTP
I firmly believe that every individual has what it takes to overcome stumbling blocks, and to create for yourself a life you are proud to live. My job as a therapist is to help you identify your unique characteristics, and ways they can be built upon to create your new path. I am an expert in my field, and you are an expert in your own life. Together, our teamwork can provide a safe place for you to get to know yourself better, and to create plans of action for letting yourself shine in your environment. I value the process of building a positive support network, and using resources available to you to enhance your natural talents and skills. I will be active in helping you shape your plan for maintaining and continuing to grow your achievements even after our partnership comes to a close. Our goal in working together is setting the stage for your long-term personal flourishing.
Welcome to My Teletherapy Office!
What is teletherapy?
Teletherapy can include a variety of virtual options for meeting with a therapist. At Emerging Strengths, our primary mode is video. This is hosted through the secure client portal via an appointment link that is exclusive to each specific session. Phone services are also option as needed. While every effort is made to make tele services as safe as possible, including upholding HIPAA standards, there are still risks to using virtual means of therapy, which you can learn more about by reading my Practice and Privacy Policies here.
What are the benefits?
Individuals and families who have hectic schedules, work out of town, or who experience other barriers to making it into an office for services, may benefit from the flexibility that teletherapy brings. Even without added hurdles, sometimes accessing therapy from the comfort of your own home is simply just more appealing. So don't worry about working out transportation, just log onto your device, and let's connect!
How does it work?
Appointments are created either together in session, or via self-scheduling through the client portal. Appointments can be changed and managed through the portal, and options for appointment reminders via email, text and voice are available. Before your session, you will receive a unique link to your video session. Join the session using the link, no login required! The link may prompt you to download an app if you are on a mobile device or tablet, but an app is not required for sessions on laptops or desktops.
Anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and many other experiences can be difficult to navigate alone. Having the opportunity to process thoughts, feelings and situations in one-to-one video sessions can be helpful for overcoming personal struggles. Want to focus on family or relationship therapy primarily, but need individual time to reflect? No problem! Individual sessions can be scheduled in conjunction with other services that are helping you achieve your goals in therapy.
Family and partnerships can be important support networks in your life, but can also hold some of the most difficult interactions to navigate! Relational sessions are useful for working toward collective goals, and building skills together which will help your relationships thrive. Whether it's due to life transition, clashing views and beliefs, attachment wounds or other struggles you and your network might be facing, we can tackle the issues together. I welcome the many structures possible for fostering togetherness, and whether you are looking to enhance the quality of your relationship, decide on best next steps, or redefine the nature of a partnership, relational sessions are a safe place to explore your options.
As you pursue your career in the world of mental health, I am excited to support you as an approved supervisor in the state of Washington. Currently, I can provide full clinical supervision for mental health counseling associates, and up to 100 of the 200 hours required for marriage and family therapy. Whether you are an associate aspiring to build your own practice, or seeking additional supervision outside of your current practice setting, we can team together to grow your skills and build your confidence in providing helpful services to our community.
All Services Are Offered Via Private Pay
Individual and Relational tele-sessions:
~50 minutes for $180
~1 hour, 50 minutes for $360
Other durations available upon request
~50 minutes for $100
Private pay has a major benefit: Services are completely up to the client and therapist, which means duration of sessions, length of services, and frequency of meetings are all completely based on your needs and goals for therapy.
Most major credit cards are accepted
To learn more about superbills & sliding scale options, click here.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
• Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call Emerging Strengths at 360-481-4488.