"You know yourself best, and I am excited to learn about you, and help guide you the most fruitful way possible"
My name is Alana R. Karsch and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have a unique approach which includes deep healing work as a talk therapist and, if you wish, using my training as an Expressive Arts Therapist to revolutionize the way we work together and to creatively complement and facilitate therapeutic change. In addition to our talk therapy, as safety and comfort deepens, you are free to try the arts as an additional language, opening up many more paths to healing.
My style of therapy is intuitive and eclectic. I tend to be person-centered, while also providing assignments and direct suggestions when it seems helpful. I have many years of experience doing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, using a Satir Family Systems approach and looking for symbolism in art with a Jungian perspective. I always aim to meet you where you are, and believe you ultimately lead the work we do together. You know yourself best, and I am excited to learn about, and help guide you the most fruitful way possible.
Personally, I am fluent in photography, dance, creative writing and some visual arts. In session, any therapeutic arts I provide as options vary depending on your needs. If requested, I use arts in therapy as much or as little as you feel is useful. I find that adding an element of non-verbal communication can sometimes elicit an insightful interaction that might otherwise have been difficult to achieve. We work together to see which languages fit you best, and which ones help you grow and blossom. Our sessions together evolve based on your needs, wants and comfort level. It’s really up to you.
I am available to provide out of network benefits for most insurance plans, and am in the process of becoming in network right now!
All of the King Therapy Associates Practice Policies, Privacy Statement, Consent to Treatment and Financial Policies will be sent to you once you schedule into my calendar. All of my policies are included in this initial paperwork which you will simply sign electronically. Within these policies are the list of questions to ask your insurance company. You will be expected to print out and bring the Insurance information with you to your first session.
The quickest and best way to make an appointment is to schedule online through the New Client Schedule Now button. You can easily schedule your first appointment with just a credit card to hold your time.
King Therapy provides ease of scheduling through an online calendar that allows you to control your own schedule. This means you can see the openings in each clinician's schedule for the next few months and simply put yourself in at a time that works for you. You can also reschedule and cancel appointments online, without having to play phone tag or miss available appointments while awaiting a response. Our policy is that once you become a client of King Therapy Associates, you will be in charge of managing all of your appointments on our online calendar system, so we may focus on your clinical needs.
Alana accepts most major insurance plans for Out Of Network benefits and she is working hard to get in network for your plan. Did you know that sometimes out of network benefits can be even better than in-network? Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Be sure to contact your insurance company and find out the details of what is covered. Ultimately, you are responsible for the session fee if your insurance company does not cover the cost of therapy. When you schedule via the website, you will enter your insurance details and information and be guided on what exactly to ask your insurance company before your first appointment.
Aetna Out of network (pending in network)
Cigna Out of network (pending in network)
Group Health (HMO & PPO) In Network
FCHN Out of network (pending in network)
HMA In Network
MHN Out of network (pending in network)
Premera Out of Network (pending in network)
Regence In Network
United Healthcare In Network
Washington Teamsters Out of network (pending in network)...and more.
Cash, check and major credit cards (except American Express and Discover) are accepted for payment. You may also use your Health Savings card. We do not accept payments from 3rd parties for sessions, due to confidentiality. If your parent, friend or family member is paying for your session, you will need to have them reimburse you while you pay us directly.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session. The exception to this is if there is an emergency or illness. (A work schedule or childcare change does not constitute an emergency.) If you no show, insurance will not be billed for your session, and you will be responsible for the full fee.