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Lynnwood Child and Family Therapy, PLLC

Individualized Therapy Services for Children, Teens, and Young Adults 

AS OF 2/12/2020, LYNNWOOD CHILD & FAMILY THERAPY HAS A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SLOTS AVAILABLE. SEND AN EMAIL OR COMPLETE A SUBMISSION FORM TO SCHEDULE A FREE 30-MINUTE CONSULTATION CALL.

 

About Me


Many children, teens, and young adults struggle with challenges related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, major life events, and/or school and social related issues. When a stressful or challenging situation exceeds an individuals's capacity to cope, this can result in distressing feelings, challenging behaviors, and emotional outbursts. For parents and caregivers, this can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming, and it is not uncommon to feel as though you are at a loss.

I am a Child and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing therapeutic support to children, teens, and young adults, and providing parenting support and consultation along the way. 

License Number: LF60920891

 

My Approach to Therapy

My overall approach to therapy is person centered, as I view individuals and families as being the experts on their lives, and work collaboratively with youth and parents to develop goals for therapy. As a person centered therapist, I will tailor therapy sessions to your/your child's unique needs and circumstances. Approaches that I typically integrate into therapy include child centered play therapy, narrative therapy, strengths based therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma focused therapy. I am also committed to ongoing consultation, training, and education in order to provide culturally sensitive and quality care.

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Services I Offer

Children
(3 to 12)

Child centered play therapy is the foundation of my work with children, as children communicate, problem solve, and learn new skills through play. Child centered play therapy is a safe and gentle approach for children to process trauma, unresolved issues, school and social related challenges, and feelings that result in depression, anxiety, anger, and/or challenging behaviors. I also integrate other approaches as appropriate, including cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma focused therapy.

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Teens & Young Adults
(13 to 21)

My approach with teens and young adults tends to be more conversational and I integrate various therapeutic approaches based on what is the most helpful and effective, including person centered therapy, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma focused therapy. For teens who are not as comfortable with talking, I integrate art and play therapy techniques, as these techniques can be a safe and effective way to process challenges related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, and/or the demands and pressures of school and social life.

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Fees & Insurance

Fees

  • Initial intake appointment (60 minutes) = $150

  • Ongoing appointments (50-55 minutes) = $150


Insurance

I am in-network with First Choice Health, Premera Blue Cross, and Regence Blue Shield. I may also be able to bill certain out of state Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. Please contact your insurance company to ask whether I am in network with your specific plan.

If I am not in-network with your insurance carrier or specific plan, it is possible that your insurance plan will cover my services as an out-of-network provider. Please contact your insurance company for more information about out-of-network benefits.


When calling your insurance carrier about your in-network or out-of network benefits (whichever is applicable), questions to ask include:

  • Do I have a mental or behavioral health policy with in-network/out-of-network benefits?

  • What are the requirements to use in-network/out-of-network benefits?

  • Is prior authorization required?

  • Is a referral required from my primary care physician?

  • Is there a cap on how many sessions I can have?

  • What is my co-pay/co-insurance? 

  • Do I have an in-network/out-of-network deductible?

    • If yes:

      • What is my in-network/out-of-network deductible?

      • How much of my in-network/out-of-network deductible has been met?

      • What is the start date of the calendar year my in-network/out-of-network policy is based on?

If you choose to use out-of-network benefits, you must pay the full fee for service at each appointment and I will provide you with a statement for reimbursement (also known as a superbill) to send to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please note that superbills do not guarantee reimbursement. Please inquire with your insurance company to find out whether they will reimburse you for services received.


Although there are benefits to using insurance, there are also important factors to consider before using your insurance for therapy. These factors include:​

  • Insurance companies typically only cover services that are considered "medically necessary." Therefore, I may be required to diagnose you with a mental health disorder in order for therapy services to be covered by your insurance. However, not everyone who comes to therapy meets the criteria for a mental health disorder, and many people come to therapy for issues not related to a mental health disorder. For instance, some come to therapy so that they can have a safe, judgment free space for processing past and/or current experiences, self-exploration, support, personal growth, and many other personal reasons.  

  • For those who are coming to therapy for treatment of a mental health disorder, insurance companies typically require that the therapist submit your diagnosis and possibly the treatment plan before they will offer reimbursement. They may also require that the therapist submit info about therapy progress.

  • Some insurance companies limit the amount of sessions you can have. If you choose not to use your insurance, you can stay in therapy for as long as you find it beneficial.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How Long Will Therapy Take?

Everyone's experience and need in therapy is different. You may be done in a matter of weeks or stay for much longer. It all depends on what you bring to session and how much you are willing to engage in the therapy process.

Do You Prescribe Medication?

I am not a medical doctor or an ARNP, and therefore, I cannot prescribe any medications of any kind. If during your therapy process we agree that medication management may be helpful in your healing process, you will likely be directed to see your Primary Care Provider (PCP) to further discuss.

Message Me To Schedule A Free Phone Consultation

Lynnwood Child and Family Therapy, PLLC
Tiffany Classen, MA, LMFT

16825 48th Ave W, Suite 308
Lynnwood, WA 98037

(425) 616-2383