If you have other questions that are not listed below, feel free to email or call me. Starting the process of counseling can be intimidating and stressful. I want to make sure to make the process as smooth as possible.

Where are you located?
My office in the Greenlake/Roosevelt area at 917 NE. 73rd St. The cross street is Roosevelt Way NE.

Do you offer free, first-time consultations?
Yes, it can be very helpful for anyone in the midst of this decision-making process to have the opportunity to meet in person with a potential therapist. It enables you to get a sense of my personality and approach and a feel for our fit. I offer a free 20 minute, first-time appointment.

How long will I need therapy?
Your therapy will be goal-directed. It’s my priority to bring you to your goals expertly and efficiently. I can provide a more specific therapy timeframe at your consultation appointment. Generally speaking, many issues can be addressed in 10 sessions or less.

What are your office hours?
Appointments are available at various times throughout the week and some Saturdays.

What about confidentiality?
Psychotherapy is protected health information that is safeguarded by federal HIPPA regulations. Please open my Notices of Privacy Practices and Disclosure Statement on the Forms page for more information about record keeping, disclosures, and your rights.

Do you take insurance?
YYes, I am a preferred provider for Aetna, Premera, Regence, Value Options, Cigna, First Choice, Group Health, APS, and Tricare Optum.

Questions to ask your insurance company:

  • is Julie Sullivan, LMHC a preferred provider?
  • do I need a referral from my primary care doctor?
  • do I need pre-authorization?
  • is there a limit to the number of sessions allowed per year?
  • is family therapy covered differently than individual therapy?
  • what will my out-of -pocket expenses be?
  • is couples therapy covered?