WHAT TO EXPECT
Before your first appointment, we’ll have a free, 15-minute phone call to determine if working together feels like a good fit. If so, we'll schedule an intake session, during which I will ask you a variety of questions to gather information on you and your background. From there, we will set a weekly or biweekly schedule for our sessions together, met via telehealth. I see clients between 12 PM and 6 PM, Monday through Thursday. Note that I am licensed in Oregon and Washington states and as such, only able to see clients who are physically located in Oregon or Washington at the time of each session.
HOW LONG IS A SESSION? HOW DO I PAY?
Sessions typically run for 50-55 minutes. My rate is $150 per individual session, $200 for couples and families (+$50 for each additional person; e.g., a session with three clients would cost $250). For Washington state clients seeking individual therapy, I am paneled with United Healthcare, Aetna, Oxford, and Oscar Health through Headway. If you are seeking marriage or family therapy; an Oregon resident; or have another kind of insurance, sessions are paid out of pocket. For clients paying out of pocket, I accept credit cards, which are billed automatically after each session. If I do not accept your insurance (or if you are located in Oregon), you might be able to get reimbursed for out-of-network therapy! Check here.
MY THERAPEUTIC PHILOSOPHY
I view therapy as a collaborative experience - it's an expedition of discovery, with you as the leader and navigator. I'm like the tracker or the interpreter - my role is to offer space for you to blaze the trail, and to help make sense of what we discover together. The outcome of treatment depends largely on your willingness to engage in this work - which will sometimes require you to tolerate significant discomfort. There are no miracle cures. I cannot promise that your behavior or circumstances will change. I can promise to support you and do my very best to understand you and the patterns that show up in your life, as well as to help you clarify the path forward.
I am committed to being an anti-racist therapist, and to the work of decolonizing my practice, which I recognize as lifelong pursuits, rather than goals to be checked off. I regard myself as a perpetual student, always learning - and bound to make mistakes at times. When that happens, I invite you to engage in a process of repair with me. I recognize the emotional labor involved in the repair process, and I want to assure you of two things:
1. To the best of my ability, I will take on the work of offering space for repair so you don't have to; and
2. It will not affect my regard for you whether or not you want to engage in this process. You always have a choice.
I acknowledge that the land on which I am now settled and practice therapy "rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River creating communities and summer encampments to harvest and use the plentiful natural resources of the area" (Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable, 2018). The colonization of what is now known as Portland led to the attempted genocide of its indigenous peoples, as well as theft of their land. These historic traumas continue to impact present day generations; however, Native people are still here and are vital contributors to the community. I invite you to learn more from Leading with Tradition, a document created by the Portland Indian Leaders Roundtable.
HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
I can be reached by e-mail at InnessPryor at Gmail.com, or by using the contact form on this site. I work between 12 and 6 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; and half days on Mondays and Fridays, excluding holidays. At times, it may take me longer to respond to your message if I am engaged with other clients; I appreciate your patience.
Please note that e-mail is not considered a confidential form of communication.
If you need support outside of session, please contact a free & confidential Crisis Line, or the Suicide + Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8, available 24/7. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.
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