SOLDOTNA AREA THERAPISTS SPECIALIZING IN COUNSELING FOR ANXIETY
Believe it or not, anxiety is actually a completely normal emotion. In fact, there are times when it can serve us well. A little bit of anxiety can be motivating and can ensure we are well prepared to attend to the task at hand. For example, feeling anxious about an upcoming presentation will typically motivate someone to prepare well, so that they perform well. We don’t love anxiety. It doesn’t feel great. But a little bit of it can serve us. Too much anxiety, on the other hand, can feel paralyzing, and can make it incredibly difficult to do everyday things, like attend social events or concentrate at work.
Our KPMH providers know how terrible anxiety can feel, and how limiting it can be. We know that the experience of anxiety is an embodied one. One where hearts pound, palms sweat, heads swirl and breathing becomes difficult. We know how awful it can feel, and we’re here to help! Many of the symptoms we often see people struggle with when they’re wrestling with anxiety include: excessive worry, feelings of agitation, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, trouble falling or staying asleep, panic attacks, avoidance of social situations, and irrational fears.
QUICK COUNSELING FACTS
Sessions are 50-60 minutes
Counselors experienced in treating anxiety on staff
$180 per session
Accepted by most insurance providers
We do not accept medicaid at this time
To schedule: (206) 451- 7271
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What can I expect FROM COUNSELING FOR MY ANXIETY?
At KPMH, you can expect a comprehensive approach to treat the anxiety you’re dealing with. You and your provider will work together to understand not just how to manage the symptoms, but to address them at their root cause. Effectively and comprehensively addressing anxiety with KPMH providers may include, but is not limited to:
Psycho-education and brain based science to help you understand what’s happening with anxiety on a physiological level.
Coping skills to support you in managing your symptoms of anxiety when they arise.
Ongoing discussion and evaluation of lifestyle choices that may be contributing to or exacerbating your symptoms. Areas of exploration may include:
Connectedness (time with family, friends)
Time in nature
Exploration and treatment of life events or unresolved traumas that may be at the root of the anxiety you experience.
A practical and effective self-care plan to support you in staying ahead of anxiety and effectively managing your symptoms prior to them becoming overwhelming and unmanageable.
How long will Counseling for my anxiety take?
The length of time an individual is in counseling is situation specific and can vary. However, we at KPMH are passionate about giving our clients the tools and skills they need to thrive and function well. We will cast a wide net at the onset, looking for all the variables that may be contributing to your anxiety. We will build skills for managing symptoms and explore root causes that may be underlying your distress. We will take as little or as much time as you need, but we will do our very best to get you back about the business of living your life.
OUR SPECIALIZED ANXIETY COUNSELORS IN SOLDOTNA
Mary Kuepper - Counselor
Mary has over a decade of experience working in community based mental health. Though she has worked with people across the lifespan, she specializes in work with kids, teens and families. Mary is passionate about giving people the tools they need to not only function well, but to thrive in their everyday life. Learn more about Mary here.
Robyn Howlett - Counselor
Robyn is passionate about coming along side and supporting people on their individual paths to health and wellness. Robyn loves getting outside of the ‘brick and mortar’ approach, and looks for opportunities to incorporate nature, movement, and play as aids in pursuing mental health. Find out more about Robyn.
billing, INsurance information, and Limitations
KPMH is currently a preferred provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Any deductibles, co-pays or co-insurances are due in full at the time of service. If KPMH is not in network with your insurance carrier, as a courtesy, we will submit an out of network claim on your behalf. Any deductibles, co-pays or co- insurances are due in full at the time of service. Any cost of service not reimbursed by your insurance carrier will be your responsibility.
Secondary Insurance Coverage
At this time, KPMH does not bill secondary insurance directly. If you have secondary insurance coverage, we would be happy to provide you with a Superbill that will streamline the reimbursement process. You are welcome to handle that yourself, or, we recommend utilizing Better, an online tool for filing out of network claims and securing reimbursement for money paid out of pocket. You can find out more about this resource at https://www.getbetter.co/
Medicaid and Medicare
At this time, KPMH providers are unable to see any individuals who have Medicaid or Medicare coverage.
Cost of Individual and Family therapy sessions is $180 per hour.
Sessions last between 50- 60 minutes.
Cash, check or major credit cards are all accepted.
How do we move forward with counseling for my anxiety?
Ready to get started? Call or email us today. Our contact info is at the bottom of this page.
Once you reach out, one of our Soldotna anxiety therapists will contact you to gather information regarding your specific situation. This process will help us better understand how to support you and assist you in making changes towards your identified goals.
This will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions, and ensure that we are the right fit for you. Here at KPMH, our providers believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is essential in the process of creating change. These initial conversations are important in assessing fit, as therapy is not “one size fits all.”
Additionally, KPMH uses Simple Practice, a medical record and portal system that will allow for confidential and HIPAA compliant messaging that ensures your privacy. You will be sent a portal link that directs you to online documentation to be completed prior to your initial session.
KPMH’s office is located on the second floor of the Blazy Mall, Suite 202. Feel free to arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled session to grab a cup of tea and relax before meeting with your provider. We look forward to meeting you, and are honored you have chosen us to do this work along side you.