Sound Christian Counseling, Inc.
Disclosure Statement

Thank you for considering Sound Christian Counseling, Inc.  We look forward to working with
you.  The State of Washington requires that we provide you with certain information in order
to allow you to make an informed decision about participating in counseling.  

Washington State requires that “counselors practicing counseling for a fee must be licensed
with the Department of Health for the protection of the public health and safety. Licensing of
the individual with the department does not include a recognition of any practice standards,
nor necessarily imply the effectiveness of any treatment:” (WAC 246-810-031) The purpose
of the law is to protect you by letting you know that I am licensed and to make you aware of a
complaint process through the Department of Health..  

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).  I earned a B.A. in Psychology
from the University of Washington and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas
at Austin.  I am a born again Christian over 25 years of experience in the field of social work
with 14 of those years spent doing individual, family counseling and prayer ministry with
adults ages 20 and older.  I have specialized experience working with married couples,  
young adults, and Individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and Bi-Polar Disorder.

Treatment Methodology:
I use an eclectic approach borrowing from cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy and
prayer ministry counseling.  Incorporated into the counseling process, is my underlying belief
in the virgin birth, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  This belief allows me to
draw upon and impart faith and hope to those I counsel.  My background is non-
denominational, however, I do not promote or discourage a particular denomination.  I
incorporate prayer and scripture reading into my sessions when appropriate and encourage
clients to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I further encourage them to
develop that relationship through regular Bible reading, prayer, and fellowship with
Disclosure Statement
session, and $75.00 for each 30-minute session.  Payment is due at the beginning of each
session.  Phone calls over 10 minutes in addition to reports, and evaluations are charged for
separately.  We accept payment of co-pays, co-insurance and counseling sessions in the
additional fee of  $.50 cents.  We accept all major credit cards.

Cancellation of Appointments:
A twenty-four (24) hour notice of cancellation is required or you will be charged
.  You may leave a voice mail message after regular business hours prior to the start
of the 24 hour period. It is not our intent to be punitive in any way, which is why we do not
charge if a client is ill or if inclement weather prevents you from making it to your
appointment. We respect and value our clients and hope that you can appreciate that our
time is valuable as well.  

Client Rights:
To choose a counselor that meets your needs.
To know the method and course of treatment.
To receive accurate information about the services.
To know the cost of services and billing practices.
To be informed of confidentiality practices.
To know the complaint process.
To terminate services that are not satisfactory.

1) I will not release information without your written consent.
The exceptions to this confidentiality rule are:
2) If you are at risk of harming yourself ;
3) If you are at risk of harming another person;
4) If there is evidence of abuse/neglect of a child, disabled, or elderly person.;
5) If you are involved in litigation and we are ordered by a court to release your records.
In a situation where more than one person is present in the sessions for example, during
couples or family therapy, confidentiality becomes limited to the following:
  • Any one of the individuals present may seek copies of the records of these couples
    or group sessions or may release all of the records of these sessions to an outside
    party. When individuals in a group or couples therapy are seen one-on -one apart
    from the couple or group therapy, these sessions are commonly considered separate
    treatment sessions unless prior agreement has been made to share the content of the
    individual treatment session with the other partner or group.
6) I return all phone calls with “this is Veronica Rasmussen, however if your home or office
has caller ID and you wish to keep my calls confidential please inform me of this when you
call or at our first meeting and provide an alternate number for me to reach you at.
7) It is common practice for a therapist to periodically consult with colleagues about their
work with clients in both formal and informal situations to obtain suggestions about treatment
and feedback.  If your case is the subject of one of these consultations your last name and
any unique identifying information will be omitted.

Contacting me outside of appointment times:  
If you wish to speak with me between appointments, you can reach me by leaving a message
on my business line at (206) 762-3007.  I will check voice mail at least twice a day during
normal business hours and will return your call as soon as I can.  If you have a clinical
emergency outside of regular business hours, I encourage you to call the Crisis Clinic at
(206) 461-3222.

Office: 206--762-3007
Fax:   206-243-9583