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253 . 651 . 3752

Helping people bring structure and calm to chaos

Deanne Carter, LMHC

253 . 651 . 3752

Helping people bring structure and calm to chaos

Deanne Carter, LMHC

Frequently Asked Questions

& Rates

How long will it take?

Quick coaching calls can be done as needed. Typically one hour at a time. For more complex issues, there are a number of factors that determine the length of time for each client or couple.

Some people are ready to go full on and clear out one “closet” after another. Other people deal with one issue, then go live life for a while before moving on to the next. The length of time one has had the issue tends to increase the length of time it takes to shift beliefs and practice new behaviors.​ EMDR can reduce the length of therapy time dramatically. ​

During the assessment phase, I will make a recommendation of goals and make sure that we are on the same page regarding your treatment. It’s important to consider what works for you and honor where you are. There are no required lengths of time. Do what feels right for you.

I offer coaching and therapy
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Washington state residents: Do you bill my insurance?

​Insurance can provide the financial resources to help you obtain your treatment goals. Please inquire about your mental/behavioral health services your policy covers, and if authorization is required before or during your treatment.


I am out of network on all plans, payment is due within 24 hours of making an appointment through the website or the Venmo address provided, and I provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. (I can submit on your behalf for some insurance companies). I do not bill Medicare and it is my understanding that you will not receive reimbursement from them.

Your insurance company may require: session content, time and date you attended, goals, interventions, and progress toward your goals, to consider your claim or authorization for future sessions.  

If you would like to know what is reported about your medical history:

Medical Information Board at 866-692-6901 or POB 105, Essex Station, Boston, MA, 02112.     


A note about INSURANCE or using an HSA account for couples/ relationship work:

Couples/Relationship coaching is focused on learning the skills needed, clearing old resentments or habits, shifting beliefs, updating thought patterns, whatever is needed to create a deeply fulfilling relationship.

Insurance requires a diagnosis of one person, and documentation of medical necessity, connecting the necessity of couples therapy to treat the individual's mental health disorder. The couples coaching assessment, intake and action plan will not satisfy these additional requirements and I will not submit a reimbursement request as they do not cover V-Codes.

How do I know if my insurance will reimburse me?

It is important for you to inquire about your insurance company's specific requirements prior to making your first appointment:


a.) Do you have out of network coverage with Heart Healing Counseling Corporation NPI 1447480074? 


b.) What is your deductible for individual sessions and how much have you satisfied? When does your plan renew?


c.) What is the number of sessions provided on your plan? Is authorization required prior to or at any time during your treatment?


d.) What percent of their allowable amount do they reimburse for an out of network provider using CPT code 90837? 


All insurance companies require medical necessity. Feel free to call your insurance company for more information or we can talk about this during your first appointment.

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How Do I Get Started?

Note: Only complete forms after we have spoken to make sure there is a time available and you understand your insurance/payment choices.

I am not able to hold appointment times until all of your intake paperwork is complete and I confirm your appointment.  If you email them to me, please call or text to confirm I receive them. 

For couples work, read through the Info and Disclosure. Each of you, return your completed intake forms to set up an appointment or visit for more info. 

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What will it cost if

I do not have insurance

or I am choosing not to submit

a claim to my insurance?

You have a right to confidential services where the services are defined by your needs.

You may pay through the buttons at the top of this page, or by cash, check, Venmo or Paypal.  Credit card payments will be processed by for a fee.

Session cost is $180-250 for 60 minute intake and coaching calls.

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