About me
I hold a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Auburn University, and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon. I have received specialized graduate and post graduate training in individual, couple and family dynamics, child and human development, and trauma recovery. 

As a Licensee of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, I will abide by its Code of Ethics. To maintain my license I am required to participate in annual continuing education. This training allows me to further my knowledge and better serve your needs. 


Fees
My standard fee is $120 for a 50-minute therapy session for individuals, couples and families. Longer sessions are available at a prorated fee. My intake fee is $180 for a 90-minute session. The fee for group therapy is $80/month for two 90-minute groups per month. A sliding scale fee is available for a limited number of clients, based on financial need. 

Affiliations
American Mental Health Alliance - Portland Metro Chapter President


Insurance
I am an in-network provider for Cascade EAP, the Employee Assistance program that serves Legacy Health Systems, the State of Oregon, the Beaverton School District, New Seasons Market, Rejuvenation House Parts, and a large number of other companies in the greater Portland Area. If your employer provides EAP services through Cascade, there is no cost to you and you are generally allowed 3-5 sessions. After that point, you may continue at your own expense. Pre-authorization is required through Cascade EAP. You can contact them for authorization and request me as your therapist.   Call 1-800-433-2320 for authorization.

I am an out-of-network provider for most insurance companies including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, PacificSource, Providence, and ODS.

Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
• Do I have mental health benefits?
• Does your insurance cover the type of counseling you are looking for (ie couple counseling, family counseling, etc.) ?
• What is my deductible and has it been met?
• How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
• How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
• What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
• Is approval required from my primary care physician?

I can provide you with a monthly receipt of services to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. It is up to you to verify your coverage. 





Sam Stevens, MS, LMFT
Counseling for Adults & Adolescents
Couples, Families, Individuals, New Fathers' Group