Who is going to know I am in therapy? (Confidentiality)
In accordance with ethical principles of various mental health professions and federal and state law, all sessions are kept strictly confidential between client and therapist. Confidentiality may be broken when a therapist believes there may be abuse of dependent individuals or believes you may physically harm yourself or someone else. Your student therapist will strive to discuss this with you before any information is released to anyone. Recorded sessions are used exclusively for supervision, training, and educational purposes and later erased.
What is the fee/cost?
The full fee for a 50-minute session is $100. The Clinic offers a generous sliding-fee scale that ranges from $0 to $100 based on annual income.
Assessments are also available for children and adults and range from $300 to $2,400. Temporarily not available until the Clinic reopens for in-person services.
Does the University charge students for counseling services?
No. Counseling is available free of charge to all matriculated Antioch University students.
Do you take insurance?
The Clinic is unable to bill insurance but is happy to provide you with necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company. Please be aware that most insurance companies will not reimburse you for treatment provided by students in training. However, we will match any outpatient behavioral health service copay amount for counseling services.
What can I expect during my first session?
For your first session, you should plan to arrive about 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. For telebehavioral health services online, you will be sent all paperwork to complete in advance of your intake session. Your therapist will go over the paperwork with you and discuss what brings you into therapy at this time. Sessions usually last 50 minutes unless otherwise arranged by your student therapist.
Who are the therapists?
Because the Clinic is part of Antioch University Seattle and the psychology department, the therapists are students enrolled in either a master’s degree program or the doctoral program.
How much experience do the student therapists have?
Student therapists have a range of experience working with different populations, varying from beginner to many years of experience. All students are supervised by experienced licensed mental health professionals.
Will therapy work for me?
People seek therapy for different reasons, and therapy works differently for different people. Coming in to talk to a therapist is a good starting point in seeing if therapy is something you want to pursue.