Common Questions


Do your clinicians have weekend or evening availability? 

Clinician hours vary, ranging from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. Some have limited weekend availability for appointments. 

Do you take my insurance? 

Find out which of our clinicians accepts your insurance here.

Our counselors and psychiatric providers are in network with some or all of the following insurance companies: 

  • Premera
  • Lifewise 
  • Regence
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • First Choice Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna

    What are your private pay rates? 

    Private pay rates vary by clinician and are located here.

    How soon can I get in for an appointment?

    We can typically offer new patient appointments within 3-5 business days. Click here to request an appointment.

    Is there someone who sees couples? 

    Absolutely; you can find a list of our couples therapists here. 

    Is anyone seeing clients in person? 

    We have several clinicians that are accepting new patients and offer in-person appointments at our Madison Valley office. Some clinicians have additional offices around the area.

    Can I get a free consultation prior to scheduling an intake appointment with a therapist?

    Puget Sound Psychiatry does not offer a free consultation prior to an initial appointment. The therapists that work with our group have found that a short phone conversation is not enough time for either party to fully engage or assess if there is a good fit for a therapeutic relationship. We schedule an intake session and from there, a decision can be made if both parties would like to continue with therapy if it's a good fit. 

    Additionally, our group owner works hard to make sure only to bring in providers who align with our values and standards of excellent care and compassionate client relationships. We also recognized that psychotherapy is a socially undervalued and therefore under-compensated field. Because we strive to hire truly great providers and want them to be compensated for their labor, we do not ask them to offer free sessions, as this amounts to asking them to provide their services for free. This does mean that we will collect payment for all sessions, as laid out in our consent paperwork. This policy aligns with any healthcare professional you might see, such as a primary care doctor or physical therapist. 

    Do you have a waitlist? 

    Yes, we do offer a waitlist if the specific provider you wish to see doesn’t have any current openings. Please call us directly at 206-669-4336 or email us at to inquire about your requested clinician’s availability. 

    ARNP’s & Nurse Practitioners: 

    What types of Standardized Psychological Tests/Assessments ARNP’s Perform at PSP?

    • Personality & Psychopathology
    • Emotional
    • Cognitive
    • Behavioral 

    PSP does not offer the following assessments; they are required to be performed by a Neuropsychologist: 

    • Language delays or difficulties 
    • Fine motor deficits
    • Intellectual disability
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Giftedness 
    • Executive-functioning difficulties
    • Learning disabilities 
    • Traumatic Brain Injury 

    How soon can I schedule a new patient exam and assessment? 

    We can typically offer new patient appointments within 1-2 weeks. Click here to request an appointment.

    How soon can I get started on medication? 

    Our medication management providers do not prescribe medication at the intake evaluation appointment. Typically, you need to be seen at least twice before being prescribed any new or existing medications. Per DEA regulations, regardless of provider, we require that you must be seen in person by your provider at least once per year for ongoing medication prescriptions and long term management. 

    What does a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner do? 

    In Washington State, they may diagnose mental illnesses, provide psychiatric care, prescribe psychotropic medications, administer risk assessments, and help coordinate treatment between primary care providers and other behavioral health providers. 

    Please know that if you are looking for a board-certified Psychiatrist or a Neuropsychologist, we do not currently have one on staff. 

    Are you bringing on new clinicians?

    Yes! Learn about opportunities to partner with Puget Sound Psychiatry.