Meet the Team

A warmly-lit photo of a fair-skinned, short-bearded man in his early 40s with shoulder-length salt and pepper hair cascading down the sides of his face from under a wide-brimmed, grey hat. He's sitting on a stool in front of a horizontally slatted, wooden wall, and he is wearing a grey Henley. He stares at the camera with a warm, slight smile.

My Treatment Philosophy

I don’t treat diagnoses; I treat each person as a unique individual with their own set of strengths and challenges. I work with my clients to identify and address these challenges which may not even be psychopathology but an expected reaction to life’s circumstances. The easiest way to summarize this treatment approach is similar to that of a consultant:
Recognizing that you are the expert on you, your life, culture, and experiences, I use my training and knowledge to help you explore concepts and solutions related to the problems and challenges that you present.

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My goal is to help you achieve your goals in a collaborative manner.

To help you achieve your goals, I primarily employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It is a client-centered, flexible, well-researched approach that is the preferred form of therapy for a wide variety of difficulties. 

CBT practitioners, like all good therapists, listen carefully to each client and the client’s unique circumstances. From there, CBT practitioners collaborate with clients to develop practical, realistic tools – within the context of a client’s life – to help each client overcome their personal challenges.

I don't believe therapy needs to be forever.

While the length of our work together will vary from person to person, I believe in trying to put myself out of business by empowering my clients with the tools to effectively help themselves as soon as they’re ready. 

I offer a free, 15-minute initial call to see if I’m the right fit for your needs. Reach out!

Meet Doctor B.

Professional Bio

I earned my bachelor’s degree from the Evergreen State College where I studied psychology and information theory. My master’s degree in clinical psychology was earned in 2010 and my doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) in 2013, both from the Washington School of Professional Psychology.

As part of my doctoral training, I spent several years working with adults, adolescents, and families in both outpatient and residential settings, and my predoctoral internship was completed at the Monroe Correctional Complex. My postdoctoral experience was in private practice and various community settings working with adolescents and adults, including as the lead facilitator for Aspiring Youth’s Dungeons & Dragons-based social skills groups.

Since 2015, I’ve been the clinical director of the mental health nonprofit Take This, whose mission is to educate on mental health topics and resources in the game community and industry, as well as removing the stigma associated with mental health needs. This includes, among other things:

In addition to my work with Take This, I’m an expert on the applied use of roleplaying games in clinical and learning settings, co-creating (with Megan Connell, PsyD, ABPP) a pantheoretical model for their applied use, as well as subsequent workshops for clinicians and teachers. I’m also one of the chapter authors in the book Video Games and Well-being: Press Start, as well as a frequent on-camera and behind-the-scenes collaborator with the YouTube channel How to ADHD.

FAQ

Practice Information

Save Point Behavioral Health offers individual, teletherapy to adolescents and adults in Washington State.
Cost of therapy at Save Point Behavioral Health is $200 per therapy hour (53 minutes). Intakes are between 90 - 120 minutes and cost $300.

Not at this time. Save Point Behavioral Health only provides teletherapy, which is offered for those physically located in Washington State. If you are physically located outside of Washington State, even temporarily, I cannot provide teletherapy services until you return to Washington State.

I offer teletherapy through a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software called SimplePractice.

A 24-hour cancellation notice is required. The total amount of the scheduled services will be charged in full for clients who “no show” or fail to cancel their appointment with more than 24-hours notice.

I am not currently in-network with any insurance providers and do not bill any insurance plans directly. However, I can provide you with an invoice which may allow you to bill your insurance company for my services as an out-of-network provider.

Please contact your insurance company to ask about any mental health benefits, including out-of-network coverage and any possible limits to that coverage.

If you click here for my client portal, you can sign up for a free, 15-minute video consultation. It's an opportunity to ask questions and see if I'm the psychologist you want to work with. I work for you, after all! If you feel like I am a good fit, you can use the same client portal to make future appointments.