License #3088

License #3088

Jennifer E Lopas, LCSW

Downtown

1020 SW Taylor Suite 250
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 250-1188
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Fax:  536-6450
24 Hr Phone:  (503) 250-1188

Accepting new clients: Yes
Office Settings: Private Practice (solo)
Usual Office Hours:

  • Tues/ Wed / Thurs 10am- 6pm

  • Fri 10am - 2pm

Professional Focus

I believe we all have the capacity within us to overcome the most difficult challenges, heal from the most painful life experiences and achieve our most valued personal goals. I work with a broad range of issues and goals, with special interest in the following areas:

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  • Addictions & the impact addictions have on the family & core relationships.

  • Mental health issues related to having a chronic medical condition.

  • Goal Accomplishment & Personal Growth.

  • Stress, Anxiety & Depression.

  • Relationships & Intimacy.

  • Women's Health.

  • Grief & Loss.

  • Challenging Life Transitions.

I enjoy working with older adolescents and adults, who want to make positive changes to improve their well being, strengthen their relationships, and establish a satisfying and meaningful life.

Populations Served:

 
  • Adolescent 15-19

  • Adult 20+

  • Couple

  • Families

  • LGBTQ

Financial

Usual and Customary Fee: $125.00 per 50 minute hour.

  • $170 Individual Intake

  • $200 Couples

I do provide some sliding scale.

Insurance & Private Pay

I am currently on the following insurance panels:

  • All Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans

  • Aetna Health Plans

  • MODA Health Plans

  • PacificSource Health Plans

If you are covered under one of these plans, I will bill your insurance directly and you will be responsible for your deductible and/or co-pay at the time of your visit.  I do not bill secondary insurance.

For other insurance panels, you will need to call the number on the back of your insurance card to find out your mental health benefit coverage.  Most insurance plans have some out-of-network coverage which will pay for a portion of your session fees.  You may be subject to a deductible or simply have a higher co-pay.  It is usually worth your while to check on what your out-of-network benefits are.  When you call in this situation ask the following questions:

  1. Is Jennifer Lopas, LCSW, a covered provider for me?

  2. What are my out-of-network benefits for mental health?

  3. Do I have a separate out-of network deductible?

  4. What percentage or fee do I pay? Is this based on a “usual and customary fee” or her actual rates?

  5. How many visits do I get in a certain time frame?

Insurance no longer covers charges for services rendered by phone, prior authorization calls or forms, letters, reports, cancellations (if less than 48 hours notice) or missed appointments.  These will be billed to you directly.  Payment is expected at the time of service.  If you do not have a co-pay with you at the time of an appointment, a $10 charge will be added to your bill.  Appointments cancelled with under 48-hour notice are billed for the full fee for the scheduled appointment.  Secondary insurance is your responsibility.  I can provide a form for you to bill your secondary insurance.  If you have any questions, please discuss this information with me at any time to determine how it applies to your particular account or insurance policy.

FEE SCHEDULE

  • $170 Evaluation/Assessment (50 minutes)

  • $125 Individual Psychotherapy Sessions (50 minutes)

  • $200 Couples Evaluation/Assessment (50 minutes)

  • $150 Couples Psychotherapy Sessions (50 minutes)

  • $125/$150 Late cancellations is the cost of the designated session

NSF/returned checks     $25    

Requested documentation – cost will be discussed on individual basis.

Education

Highest Degree Earned: MSW
Discipline: Clinical Social Work

  • MSW in Clinical Social Work from Portland State University in 1998.

  • BA in US History focusing on race relations from University of California at Berkeley in 1989.

  • Advanced training in the following;

    • Emotion-Focused Therapy,

    • Mindfulness Practices,

    • Interpersonal-Neuro- Psychology,

    • Motivational Interviewing,

    • Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Dependence, and the Impact of Alcohol and Drug Addiction on Families.

I have been a mental health therapist for 17+ years providing counseling and coaching to individuals, couples and families in private & group practice, in outpatient medical clinics and hospital based outpatient chemical dependency treatment.

Affiliations:

Professional Affiliations / Activities:

  • American Mental Health Alliance - Oregon

  • National Association of Social Workers

  • Pacific Northwest Providers