Insurance Panels

What follows is a partial list of insurers and employees assistance programs with which I contract. Many EAP companies or contractors have multiple names, so I may still be a provider even if your company is not listed here. Please check carefully with your carrier.

Insurance/EAP Panels – Michael Kohler, LCSW (as of September 1, 2016)

Aetna ODS (now MODA)
Anthem One Health Plan of Oregeon (Great West)
APS Healthcare (VRI) Optum Behavioral Health (formerly UBH)
Beacon Health (Value Options) Pacificare
Blue Cross/Blue Shield Premera Blue Cross
Cascade Centers EAP Providence Health Plan (PBH/UBH)
Cigna Behavioral Health Providence Preferred (PPO)
Coventry Health Care Providence EAP
ENI Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
First Choice Health Network Reliant Behavioral Health
Integrated Behavioral Health Sand Creek EAP
Kaiser Added Choice (First Choice Health) Union Pacific Railroad Employee Health
Kaiser Permanente N.W. United Behavioral Health
Kaiser Physician Advocate Resource Program (PAR – for certain Kaiser employees). Value Options
Kepro Inc EAP (APS Healthcare) Wellness2000, Inc.
Managed Health Network (MHN) Wellpoint Behavioral Health
MODA (formerly ODS) Workplace Options (APS Healthcare)

If you don’t see your carrier listed, feel free to contact me as I am open to joining new panels.

Another thing to keep in mind is that some insurance policies do offer coverage for out-of-network providers, though usually with a higher co-payment or co-insurance for the client. It’s always a good idea to thoroughly check your benefits with a customer service rep at your health insurance carrier.  Check the FAQ section for more information about the kinds of questions to ask when checking your benefits.


If you are using insurance to help pay for the therapy, it will be important to check your benefits carefully as you are ultimately responsible for the full cost of the therapy at my published rates.


I do offer insurance billing as a courtesy, meaning that I will submit your sessions to your insurance company for payment. If a service is not covered or paid for some reason, I will work with you to help get the issue sorted, but again, clients are still the responsible party for any billed services.