Forms, FAQ´s and Helpful Resources


To expedite your first session with Dr. Aronoff, please download and complete the below forms and bring them to your scheduled appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why should I start therapy?
If you are experiencing serious shifts in mood or are having problems that cause you distress and are affecting your relationships, your social life, your ability to do your work, or your general sense of well-being, it may be good to start therapy.
When should I start therapy?
Sooner is better than later. Waiting too long may allow the situation to get worse and cause unnecessary pain and suffering for you.
How do I make an appointment?
Call (360) 715-1165 to speak to the receptionist and make an appointment. You may also leave me a confidential message at (360) 715-1165. I will usually call you back within one business day (that means, if you call on Friday, I’ll return your call on Monday).
Do you accept Medicare or Medicaid?
Do you take insurance?
Yes. I am a preferred provider for Premera and Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and Uniform Health Plans. I also accept Group Health Options Plan and most other insurance plans.
Do you take credit cards?
I take Master Card and Visa.
How long is a therapy session?
A standard therapy session is 50 minutes long.
How often will we meet?
Usually, once a week. More or less frequent sessions can be arranged if your situation requires or if you prefer.
How long will I need to be in therapy?
The length of time in therapy depends on you. You can enter or leave therapy as you wish. Usually the length of your therapy depends on what you want to accomplish and how long it takes for you to get there. Some people need only a few sessions, while others remain in therapy for months or years.
What is you cancellation policy?
Please give me at least one business day’s notice to cancel an appointment; otherwise, you will be responsible for the full fee. Your insurance will not pay for a missed appointment; therefore, you will be responsible.
Where are you located?

1201 - 13th Street, Suite 103, Bellingham, Washington

In the Fairhaven’s Historic District on the corner of Mill and 13th Streets. Just behind Trek Video.

What is a Psychologist?

A Psychologist is someone who has either a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree and who is licensed by the state to practice Psychology.

To become a Psychologist, PsyD or PhD, a person must complete a Master of Arts (MA), or Master of Science (MS) degree or the equivalent, plus several additional years of study followed by an internship and up to two years of post-doctoral training. Both PsyD’s and PhD’s are trained in various psychological therapies, to conduct scientific research, and to use and interpret psychological tests like the I.Q. test and the Rorcharch (ink blot test). Typically doctoral studies last for a total of at least 5 to 9 years after an undergraduate degree. A psychologist cannot prescribe medications.

Master’s level counselors complete approximately two years of education after an undergraduate degree.

What is your theoretical orientation?

I am trained in traditional, accepted methods of psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and in Existential Humanistic Therapy (a “talk” therapy). Other areas of expertise include hypnosis, habit reversal training (HRT) for Trichotillomania and other compulsive behaviors, and stress and anxiety reduction techniques including mindfulness and meditation.

Do you work with children?
I work with adults and older adolescents.
How much does therapy cost?

Since I accept most insurance, your only cost may be your co-pay; check with your insurance company or call my office and speak to the receptionist.

Your first visit is $260. A regular 50-minute session is $160. The charge for sessions lasting more than 50 minutes is pro-rated on the basis of the per-session fee. A limited number of reduced fee slots are available. Psychotherapy with a licensed psychologist in Bellingham, Washington is usually between $140 and $175 per session depending on the therapist's degree, expertise, experience, location and setting.

Fees for consultations, letters, reports, evaluations and testing may be billed at different rates.

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