Important Notice Regarding Coronavirus
I am continuing to serve existing clients and schedule intakes with new clients. However, for the immediate future, most services are provided via teletherapy. Please check back periodically for updates. I recently began socially-distanced walking sessions with a few established clients, weather permitting. Inquire if interested.
For teletherapy sessions I usually use the HIPAA compliant system DOXY. If you use insurance to get reimbursed for your sessions, please contact your insurance company to find out whether teletherapy (telehealth) will impact reimbursement.
How to use Doxy and Zoom:
I will email you a link to their virtual waiting room. Use the doxy.me app (phone or tablet) or open the Chrome or Firefox browser on a computer. Type in the link I send you. Type in your name and click “Check in.” Allow your device or browser to use your camera and microphone. I will start your session at your scheduled time.
Group sessions will be held via Zoom. Make sure you are signed up with Zoom before our sessions. I will invite you to join the groups on the day of the session you will be attending.
Here is helpful article from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, TEN STEPS TO COPE WITH THE PANDEMIC>>
Hello and welcome to my website. I am one of Washington State’s most experienced specialists in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I teach adult clients to cope with anxiety disorders, as well as OCD and related disorders, and help them live a healthy, balanced life. Working from a foundation of a caring therapy relationship, I will teach you scientifically supported skills to handle your life challenges more effectively. My goal is to help my clients regain their vitality and confidence through learning skills to resolve current problems and reduce troubling symptoms.
Please use this website to learn about me, the issues I address in my practice, and my approach to helping you. In addition, this website offers useful resources and forms related to my practice.
Dr. David Kosins
“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”
— Mark Twain
SNOW POLICY: In the event of inclement weather, there will not be late-cancelation fees. I will usually be in the office on snow days, since I walk to work. However, if you cannot travel safely to my office, we will either reschedule or wait until your next scheduled appointment. Or, for established patients, I usually offer phone sessions. I will contact you in advance if I learn that Queen Anne Avenue (the road to the top of the hill from Lower Queen Anne) is closed to vehicles.
Most of my work is with individuals. I also facilitate five different ongoing monthly support groups and two quarterly groups, listed below with dates (subject to change) through June, 2021. (July-December dates will be listed shortly.) These groups are designed to follow or complement a course of individual cognitive-behavioral therapy offered by myself or another therapist. Most offer members an optional private Facebook Group, to extend the support they experience in monthly or quarterly sessions. Please call me for further information or to register in advance for a group. There are currently openings in most of my groups. If you have already attended a group at some time in the past, it is fine to drop in again. Just contact me to say when you’d like to come, or RSVP on SignUpGenius. For 90-minute sessions, suggested fees are $75 per meeting, or $300 for any six meetings if paid in advance. Two-hour groups are $100 or $500 for six meetings if paid in advance. (As of Jan., 2020, pre-paid “six-packs” will expire in one year.) If these costs are prohibitive, you may pay a reduced fee of any amount that is comfortable for you.
OCD GROUP (1st Thursday of the month, 5 – 6:30 PM)
- May 6
- June 3
SOCIAL ANXIETY GROUP (2nd Thursday of the month, 5 – 6:30 PM)
- May 13
- June 10
PANIC GROUP (3rd Thursday of the month, 6 – 7:30 PM)
- May 20
- June 17
BODY-FOCUSED REPETITIVE BEHAVIOR (BFRB) GROUP (Compulsive skin picking, hair pulling, etc.)
- May 3, Monday, 6-8 PM
EMETOPHOBIA (Fear of vomiting) GROUP
- July, date TBD
SELF-CONFIDENCE GROUP (3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 – 8 PM)
- May 18
- June 15
HEALTH ANXIETY GROUP (4th Monday of the month, 6 – 7:30 PM)
- May 24
- June 28
MEDICAL PHOBIA (Blood-Injection-Injury) “pop-up” GROUP: May 27, 6-8 PM
In addition to the above recurring groups, I periodically conduct additional “pop-up” support groups, on topics such as Unusual forms of OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Heights Phobia.
BILLING POLICY: I no longer bill patients’ health insurance directly. Payment of the full fee is expected at the time of appointments. Patients may request a receipt to submit to their insurance company, HSA or FSA.
People seeking treatment with me often wish I participated in their insurance program to minimize out-of-pocket expenses. Even though I do not, keep in mind that one of the hallmarks of CBT is that it is designed to provide maximum symptom relief in the fewest number of sessions. Thus, although each session may cost less within an insurance network, the overall cost of therapy can often be lower with CBT.
(More information on fees, billing and insurance is listed in the Agreement for Psychological Services, found on the Client Forms page of this website.)