Debbie L. DeVries, MA, LMHC

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Welcome, I'm offering telemental health counseling services that allow me the ability to offer Washington State residents convenient, individual counseling and psychotherapy sessions by your preferred method of telephone or video and it is my hope that this allows you greater access to counseling services. If this is new to you, let me reassure you that I'm experienced in cultivating authentic connection and a warm, supportive environment through the use of these platforms.

I serve adults ages 21 and over.

Specifically, I partner with clients who have displayed a tenacity to thrive, experienced adversities, and are driven by hope even if currently feeling unsatisfied. You may struggle with tuning into your needs leading to challenges in maintaining the right balance. You may be working toward cultivating a more positive relationship with yourself. You may be experiencing anxiety due to painful and stressful life experiences. You may be feeling destabilized due to isolation, lack of structure, or due to uncertainty about your career path. I can partner with you as you reconnect with your authentic self, creating a more balanced and fulfilling life so you can live the life you want to live. I deeply value cultural differences and welcome the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
                                          
Specialties
Anxiety (generalized, social, phobia, and/or panic attacks)
Stress (COVID-19, life transitions, oppression, adjustment, injury, finances, career, etc.)
Depression (mild to moderate symptoms)
Relationship Issues (work, family, and/or friends)
Occupational, Educational, and Life Decisions
Coping & Mindfulness
Trauma History
Self Esteem
Welcome
About Me & Approach
About Me
Hi, I'm Debbie!

Prior to becoming a mental health counselor, I enjoyed a thoroughly satisfying career spanning 25 years as a social worker. I have been a member of the social justice and healing community since 1993 which was a trajectory influenced after my first internship at Western State Hospital. That experience fueled my passion to serve the public as it put into sharp focus the health and safety needs of our community.

Throughout my career and in managing my personal holistic health challenges stemming from a severe injury, I gained valuable insight into the human capacity to be amazingly resilient when adequate supports are available. Due to my strong desire to broaden my repertoire of helping skills, I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the accredited program at Antioch University and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State.

What I'm Like As a Therapist
Our spirit knows how to heal and I will partner with you as you connect with your inner wisdom and strengths. My demeanor is best described as personable, nonjudgemental, and empathetic and I rely on an integrative approach, meaning that I combine different evidence-based theories and techniques together to best suit your individual needs. I provide a supportive space with warmth, humor (yes, humor), encouragement, and gentle challenging. I am responsive to the unique needs of each individual and will tailor my interventions to you.

I have a genuine affinity for all people which comes through in my counseling style.

Education
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University
Bachelor of Social Work, Pacific Lutheran University

Professional Affiliations
American Counseling Association
Washington Mental Health Counselors Association


Certificates
Certified Trauma Professional
Certified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) & Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Practitioner
Healing with Trauma Informed Yoga Certificate
Fees

You have taken a very positive step by deciding to seek therapy. Counseling is a collaborative process in which we will work together to determine your goals and the best ways to go about accomplishing them.

Fees

Initial Consultation, 15 minutes
Free

Individual Counseling Session Telehealth, 50 - 60 minutes
$120

Individual Counseling Session Telehealth, 80 - 90 minutes
$160

Sliding Scale Fees

**Sliding Scale Slots are FULL. This will be updated once sliding scale slots become available again.** In an effort to reduce financial barriers and increase access to mental healthcare, I am offering a limited number of sliding scale fees ($90 to $115) for clients who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship. The fees will be set according to your unique financial situation. We will renegotiate fees once your financial situation changes. Please reach out to me to discuss this option.

Payment 

I accept credit or debit cards, including Health Spending Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards as permited by your insurer. My clients have access to a HIPAA compliant, secure portal that will allow you to track payments and view completed documents.

My practice is private pay, so I do not bill insurance. I am an out-of-network provider for most insurance companies and I can offer a monthly statement known as a superbill upon request that you may submit to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement.

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.



Contact

Debbie L. DeVries, MA, LMHC

Des Moines, Washington, United States


I invite you to please call or email to schedule a free, 15-minute initial consultation. 

I look forward to hearing from you.


phone 206-552-0574

email counseling@devriesllc.com

By Appointment Only


Please, if you are experiencing an emergency, contact 911, call the King County Crisis Clinic (206-461-3222) to speak with a crisis counselor 24/7, text "HOME" TO 741741 from anywhere in the U.S. for support from a crisis counselor via text message 24/7, or go to your nearest emergency room.