What to Expect

Privacy & Confidentiality

I understand your information is personal and I am committed to protecting it.  Records of our sessions together are created in order to provide you with quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements.  In general, the privacy of all communications between a patient and a psychotherapist are protected by law. 

 

First Appointment

During your first appointment you will meet me.  I will ask you to share, what you are comfortable, about why you are coming to see me and what you would like to address.  We will then discuss if you feel like I would be a good fit for you.  If you feel I am a good match, we will complete some paperwork, including the goals you would like to address in therapy.  If you do not feel like I would be a good fit, I will be happy to provide you the names of other therapists better suited to meet your unique needs.

Following Appointments

Following sessions will move at your pace and your direction to address the goals you set, during our initial meeting.  As we continue to work together, the goals you start with may change.  That's ok.  This is your therapy and I will frequently check in with you to make sure we are addressing and meeting your concerns.  

Therapeutic Approach

Therapy sessions are unique to you to help you explore the solutions that work best for you.  In addition to talk therapy, I use journaling, creative and expressive arts, music, relaxation training, guided imagery, and psycho-education.

Insurance

Jeannie Zuidema, LCSW contracts with Queen Bee Billing, LLC to submit claims to insurance companies.  As part of the claim I am required to list a DSM 5 diagnosis.  If you do not have insurance or prefer not to use your insurance a reduced fee is available.  Jeannie is a preferred provider for the following:

  • Aetna

  • Allegiance

  • BCBS

  • EBMS

  • First Choice Health

  • HMK

  • InterWest Health

  • Medicaid

  • Pacific Source

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.  - Tori Amos, musician