Psychotherapy or "talk therapy" helps with a wide range of issues and concerns. Psychotherapy can help to reduce emotional struggles, build confidence, strengthen relationships, and elicit positive change in the mind and body. Some people benefit from short-term therapy and others prefer long-term treatment. Research has shown that the majority of people who seek psychotherapy demonstrate a better quality of life and reduction in symptoms.
Jennifer Koch, Psy.D.
As a cognitive-behavioral therapist, I focus on how your thoughts, behaviors, emotions, assumptions, and personal perspective connect together. As you gain awareness and insight about all these parts of yourself, we will also work to identify your strengths and challenges. My work centers on helping you develop flexibility with your thinking, changes in how you do things, and pushing yourself in healthy ways. We will identify your values and develop strategies to help you build a life in line with these values. Boundaries, laughter, realistic goal setting, logical thinking, self-compassion, and emotional validation are common themes in my therapy sessions.
I strive to customize treatment to be maximally effective and beneficial for every client. Through a collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will work together in meaningful ways. My expectation is that you will be an active participant in therapy, as well as your life. You are responsible for taking action towards therapy goals and my job is to help you get there.
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Depression & Bipolar Disorders
Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Issues
Grief and Loss
Major Life Changes
Pregnancy and Maternal Struggles
Unhealthy Relationship Patterns
Body & Food
Self-Esteem and Body Dysmorphia
The intake session is our first meeting. We will thoroughly discuss your history, concerns, symptoms, and goals for therapy. We will also work towards determining goodness of fit. Sometimes it takes a few sessions to determine if we will work well together. I encourage you to research other therapists and find the best provider to fit your needs. As we work together past the intake session, we will continue to explore your experiences, address symptoms, develop strategies, and set new goals as needed. The intake session is 60 minutes. I provide in-office and telehealth therapy options.
Short term and long term treatment is available depending on your therapy goals. Typically, sessions are weekly or bi-weekly at the start of treatment. As you make progress and get closer to your goals, the frequency of sessions can be reduced. Some clients prefer to continue frequent sessions to maintain their progress and address new issues or stressors. Others choose to return to therapy for monthly sessions or as needed. You determine what is best for you. Sessions are 55 to 60 minutes. Most insurance plans cover unlimited sessions per year. Check with your insurance carrier for any limitations and your out of pocket cost.
*I do not provide psychological evaluations, court-ordered therapy, couple's therapy, family therapy, crisis treatment, or medication management. Telehealth is only available to those living in Washington state.
Accepted Insurance Plans:
Regence BlueShield and Uniform plans
Kaiser Permanente: Options PPO, Access PPO, Omni PPO
First Choice Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Current Clients Only:
Kaiser Permanente: Core and HMO
United Healthcare and Optum Plans