My name is Debbie Licker, and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in WA state, with offices in Marysville and Mt. Vernon.
I enjoy working with adults, couples and families (children age 13 and older), and
work primarily (but not exclusively) with Psychodynamic and Attachment theories. This translates into broadening a client's self awareness and understanding of how past experiences and early years of bonding with others impacts our current life.
I love my vocation, and getting to know each client, so I'll also adapt my work to a person's particular needs and goals. For the client, counseling requires a willingness to change, but can be deeply rewarding. I'll be kind and honest as you work towards validating your self, and making necessary changes for a more satisfying life.
I'm a steadfast advocate of justice and good things, such as respect, compassion and responsibility, and offer my clients a safe and trusting place to discuss their life challenges. I graduated in 2014 from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, with my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology.
a bit about me...
I grew up in the beauty of Hawaii, and love and respect the outdoors and all God has created. I'm married, a mother, and have navigated the challenges of blending a bio/step family. In my spare time, I love to read and learn, hike, eat, travel, exercise, enjoy movies, and spend quality time with family and friends.
It's my goal to offer clients a holistic approach to health that will improve their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being, so you hopefully can feel better.
Together, we'll explore thoughts and emotions, create clearer understanding, and seek what these discoveries mean. Practical strategies and solutions may enhance confidence and lessen stress. Most of my clients seek counseling for the following reasons, and these are categories I work with:
Except where required by law, our sessions are private and confidential (this will be discussed in person at first session)
FEE AT TIME OF SERVICE (no insurance) :
$140 couples and families
53 minute sessions
I do offer 80 minute sessions (intensives) @$175
*I accept cash/check/debit/HSA/credit cards*
I DO ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING INSURANCES:
In Network: Premera, BCBS,
Lifewise, Regence, First Choice WA & OR
Out of Network: Cigna, Aetna
NOTE: I have a professional biller for all my insurance processing. If you chose to contact me, I'll always inform potential clients that they must contact my biller to verify their insurance plan prior to first session. I recommend also contacting your insurance company to confirm coverage. It is always the clients responsibility to understand their specific coverage, and PMB nor Debbie Licker, are held liable for changes in insurance coverage. Co-pays/payment due at start of session.
Prestige Medical Billing (360) 805-0323
Last things... If you're anxious about starting counseling, it's fine and quite normal. My protocol is to call potential clients and converse via phone, as a pre-screen for a suitable fit. After a few sessions, you should feel somewhat comfortable with whomever you choose to counsel with....
If you are in a crisis, call 911 or the Snohomish County Crisis Line at 1.800.223.8145