Lynnwood Child and Family Therapy, PLLC
Individualized Therapy Services for Children, Teens, and Adults
It is not uncommon to struggle with challenges related to stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and major life events. Currently, many are feeling extremely stressed and overwhelmed with the impact that Covid-19 has had on their lives, including cancelled events and activities, school closures, loss of employment, and the fear of getting sick or having a loved one become ill.
When a stressful or challenging situation exceeds an individual's capacity to cope, this can result in distressing feelings, unwanted behaviors, and emotional outbursts. You don't have to suffer in silence. Reaching out can be incredibly difficult, and at the same time, it is the first step towards improving your mental and emotional wellbeing.
For parents and caregivers, it can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming to see your child struggling, and it is not uncommon to feel as though you are at a loss. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child, and I am here to support you during this difficult time.
I'm currently accepting new clients. At this time, I'm offering video sessions.
Email me at Tiffany@lynnwoodchildandfamilytherapy.com to schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation.
I am a trauma informed therapist who is trained in various therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Child Centered Play Therapy, and Child Parent Relationship Therapy. I am passionate about providing therapeutic support to children, teens, young adults, and parents and caregivers. As a person centered therapist, I will tailor therapy to your unique needs and circumstances, and will use therapeutic approaches based on what is the most helpful and effective.
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 clients 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 cognitive behavioral therapy, child centered play therapy, sandtray therapy, child parent relationship therapy, and trauma focused therapy. I am also committed to ongoing consultation, training, and education in order to provide culturally sensitive and quality care.
Services I Offer
Child centered play therapy is the foundation of my work with children, as play is the language of children and toys are the words they use to communicate, problem solve, and learn new skills. 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.
Tweens, Teens, and Adults
My approach with tweens, teens, and adults tends to be more collaborative and conversational. At times, it can be difficult to find words to describe experiences, thoughts, and feelings, so I also integrate sandtray therapy, as this approach is an effective way to express feelings and process experiences that result in distressing feelings, anger, anxiety, and/or depression.
Fees & Insurance
Initial intake appointment (60 minutes) = $150
Ongoing appointments (50-55 minutes) = $150
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?
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. Therapy can be completed within 4-6 months if the focus is limited to resolving specific problems, or it may last longer if the issues that bring you to therapy are more complex and long-standing. It also 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