What should I know about counseling?

Therapy is a unique process that succeeds on the power of the relationship between the therapist and clients. It should feel like it is an active partnership where you are safe and supported enough to make sense of challenging events and issues. Counseling is a place of dialogue and discovery where you are able to explore yourself and your relationships.

How much does it cost?

I charge $100 per 60-minute session for cash paying clients and out-of-network clients. Payment is due at the time of services. Cash, checks and all major credit/debit cards or flexible spending accounts accepted.

Can I use insurance?

Yes. I accept the following insurance companies: Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Pacific Source, Aetna, MHN Health Net and Cigna.

You may be responsible for a co-pay at the time of service. Please contact your insurer to determine your co-pay and whether you have a yearly deductible that must be met before you may use your benefits. You may also need to confirm if your insurance covers couples therapy.

For other insurance companies, I am an out-of-network provider. Many insurers will reimburse a percentage of your out of pocket expenses. Please contact your insurance company to inquire about out-of-network benefits for mental health services.  I will provide you an invoice to for direct reimbursement.

Schedule an appointment:

Please call 503.784.2377 or email: to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Friday.

Next steps:

Please fill out the appropriate forms below and bring them to our first session. If you are coming for couples therapy, each of you should fill out a couples information form.
If you have trouble downloading or are unable to do this before our first meeting, I will provide you with the forms for you to return.

Downloadable Forms

Informed Consent
Individual Intake Form
Couples Intake Form


Tever D. Nickerson Counseling, LLC
3701 SE Milwaukie Ave, Ste. D, Portland, OR 97202
503.784.2377 |
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