Men and Divorce

It’s a well-known stereotype that men don’t express emotion in the same ways or frequencies as women, but we do know that men have unique concerns and needs when going through a divorce. Over the years, we’ve been asked to provide counseling & support to more and more men in these situations, and we’re here to help you through this. Don’t go through divorce alone!

Out of Network Benefit Solutions!

(Photo Courtesy of Advekit)

I recently joined Advekit, an online platform that helps my clients use their Out of Network insurance to pay for therapy. I’d love to invite you to try Advekit, to see if they can help you reduce the cost of our sessions. It’s completely free for you to use and they try to get you savings up front, or at least work toward your deductible.

To register for Advekit, please click on the following link to visit my profile page, then select:

“Get Started”:

Most therapists do not work directly with insurance providers, so Advekit helps you use your ‘out of network’ benefits to pay for therapy.

If you have a PPO plan, or think you might, please visit my Advekit page to create your profile. Advekit will prompt you to run your insurance and determine your coverage.

Here’s my URL, once again:

Once you’re registered, I will process your billing via Advekit. After each of our sessions, Advekit will charge you either in full (toward your deductible), or only the amount you owe (if you’ve already met your deductible). You’ll only be charged after completed sessions, and you no longer have to worry about insurance claims, reimbursements, or paying me directly – they take care of it all!

If you have any other insurance questions, feel free to reach out to Advekit’s Billing team ( – they’re happy to help!

FOR THERAPISTS: If you’re already a practicing therapist, you may want to check this out for your own practice.

Process Group Openings

While most of our work in individual counseling, Dr. Palmer specializes in Group Therapy. Especially during “these unprecedented times”, we’re finding that group therapy is more important than ever, giving us connections to others who are dealing with similar challenges, the opportunity to learn from others, and to share your successes and the “tough stuff” as well…

Adult Process Group- featuring DBT-focused curriculum for those dealing with Co-Occurring, depression/anxiety, and relationship concerns. Available to those who are in: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, & Utah.

To ensure a good fit in each of our sessions, group members must complete an initial consultation prior to be permitted to join our groups. Click here to get started!

Southern Oregon Counseling Groups for those affected by the Almeda FIRE

We are based in Southern Oregon and the fires have impacted so many thousands of our neighbors and friends.

For those looking for support, we have online counseling groups available for you to process your loss and to share your experience with others who have felt this grief.

We will get through this. We will rebuild. We will be stronger together.

NOTE: Counseling Groups are a low-fee, affordable service and we do NOT bill insurance for our groups. Additionally, we are waiving the initial consultation fee for all those affected by the fires in Southern Oregon.

Oregon Open!

We are now open for TeleHealth counseling in the great State of Oregon.

After months of completing Oregon’s rigorous and lengthy application process, and during the unprecedented COVID-19 lockdown, we are thrilled to announce that Alaska Online Counseling, LLC is now fully approved to provide Licensed Professional Counseling in the State of Oregon!

Are you in Oregon?

OregonAlaska Online Counseling, LLC is now (temporarily) licensed in Oregon, and finalizing full licensure. If you’re presently in the State of Oregon, we’d be happy to see if we’re a fit.

We have deep roots in Oregon, and we’re honored to be “coming home” to provide counseling for Oregonians!

UPDATE: We are now FULLY licensed in Oregon! (8/4/2020)

Now Accepting Aetna & Optum Plans!

Due to the increased demand and isolation caused by COVID19, we have decided to accept two managed care health plans, and we will consider adding more in the future. If you have a behavioral healthcare plan from OPTUM or AETNA, we are now an In-Network Provider!

COVID-19 Telehealth Response

Alaska Online Counseling, LLC responds to US State of Emergency Order

We have received a lot of questions and requests for services, and it is clear that we need to find a way to meet as many of the needs as we can during this national and global crisis. As a telehealth provider, AOC LLC is uniquely qualified to respond effectively, and we are announcing that we will immediately reduce our clinical rate for those affected by school shutdown, work from home (remote work) requirements, job loss, or other noted effects due to the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, Alaska Online Counseling, LLC provides services to Alaska, Washington, & Utah and it is unclear whether the President of the United State has directed the federal government to lift restrictions on telehealth across state borders to include mental health services. We will update this page if new information arises.

At the present time, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are implementing the following steps to provide greater access to services:

  • Fee-Only Rate Reduction by 50%
  • Increased Office Hours
  • Increased Group Options
  • Increase number of Mini-Sessions

We are working quickly to reflect these steps in our clinical documentation, and we ask for your patience as we make this transition in order to provide greatly increased access to services.

Schedule your Initial Consultation.