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New Year, New Practice

I am no longer working for Refresh Therapy, and I am starting my own practice. There are no hard feelings between me and the team at Refresh Therapy, we just parted ways.

Anyway, here is the update on my practice. I am starting a non-profit, rather than a traditional private practice. The reason for this is that my primary area of focus is to help men who are healing from pornography and sex addiction, and couples who are healing from infidelity. While some insurance companies will pay for couple’s therapy, no insurance company will pay for sex addiction treatment. That means that the only men who are getting treatment are the men who can afford to pay out of pocket. By starting a nonprofit I can accept donations and do other things to get help to men and couples that could not otherwise afford it, and still make a reasonable living for myself and my family.

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Starting a nonprofit involves a lot more red tape than a traditional private practice, so in order to see clients as soon as possible I may come up with a temporary solution. I’ll know by Monday of next week what that will look like. My¬†goal is to have office space arranged for the nonprofit by March 15th.

Once my practice is up and running, I will not be accepting payment by insurance. I will, however, be able to provide a special receipt called a “superbill” that you can take to your insurance company to see whether they will reimburse you for the cost of treatment. Every insurance company and plan has different policies on this, so I have no way to predict whether they will reimburse anything at all. By Monday of next week, I will have a page on my website with a list of questions to ask your insurance company ahead of time in order to help decide whether you can afford to do counseling this way.

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I’ll send out another update next Monday. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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I am a men's issues and marriage counselor in Vancouver, WA. I'm also the Executive Director of the Brotherhood of the Broken and a contributor to the Honorable Gentlemen project. I live to empower men to restore relationships.

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