Juniper Plant

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an LPCI?

    • Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern – This means that I have graduated with a Master's degree in clinical mental health counseling and am currently working towards licensure in the state of Oregon.  I am currently supervised by Dr. Sabrina Hadeed-Duea, LPC.

  • Why cash?

    • ​This is an important question to ask!  Here is a quick list of some of the several benefits to paying cash for therapy:

      • No diagnosis – You do not have to have a “mental disorder” to go to therapy.  Isn’t that a relief?!  With no documentation disseminated to third party payers, your information stays protected under the confidentiality of our therapeutic relationship.

      • Couple’s Counseling is not technically considered a billable service by insurance companies – I know what you must be thinking, “What??!!  How can that be?!”  Unfortunately, it’s true.  Going back to the point above, in order for anyone to receive mental health treatment through a third party payer, one singular person must be diagnosed with a billable mental health disorder. 

      • Increased privacy and protection – As a private clinician not charging insurance, I do not have to submit client notes, assessments, or documentation to the government to qualify you (and/or your partner) for services.

      • More freedom! – By exchanging cash and not having to work through insurance companies, we have unlimited freedom to make your treatment look exactly as you would like without having to jump through hoops like intense mental health assessments, testing, and screenings.  In private therapy, YOU get to call the shots.

  • What is PACT?

    • “Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy” is a cutting-edge modality in couple’s counseling created by Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Stan Tatkin.  PACT is a here-and-now model of therapy that helps couples move towards what is referred to as “secure functioning”.  PACT is built off the virtues of justice, fairness, sensitivity, and true mutuality.  PACT combines the therapeutic domains of developmental neuroscience, attachment theory, and arousal regulation and brings these themes into the session so that partners can get to know one another on a deeper level.  The whole aim of PACT is to bring partners to a space of security so that they can protect one another throughout the course of their relationship.  It can be fun and exciting and uses a wide array of creative techniques, such as psychodrama, role playing, and movement exercises.


  • What is IFS?

    • “Internal Family Systems” is a non-pathologizing model of therapy that conceptualizes human beings as consisting of many parts of Self.  We can essentially identify a feeling, thought, or behavior and externalize is by calling it a “part”.  By doing so, we can stand back and achieve more curiosity and clarity as to the role this part plays in our lives.  Ultimately, the goal is to unblend out parts of Self to such an extent that we are leading from what is referred to as Self. “Self” comprises of qualities such as compassion, courage, curiosity, clarity, calm, and connectedness.  IFS believes that we are all inherently born with a core Self and the aim of therapy is to re-access this innate spirit within ourselves to help move us towards wellness.


  • What is clinical hypnosis?

    • Clinical hypnosis is an evidence-based modality that can be used on its own or in conjunction with any number of other treatment methods. I utilize hypnosis as a vehicle for relaxation, ego-strengthening, and clarity of mind.  With hypnosis, clients can access their unconscious minds easier than when they are in a “normal” state.  Hypnosis also allows evocative suggestion to take place in a manner that is calm, welcome, and effective. Feel free to ask me for more clarification.

  • How can I pay for sessions?

    • I accept payment via cash, credit card, check, Venmo, or Paypal.

  • How do I pronounce your last name?

    • BO - RAWN (rhymes with "yawn") - YO = Boragno​ (It’s Italian, go figure).


  • Resources

    • For medical and mental health emergencies, please dial 911.

    • For crisis intervention, please call the Deschutes County Crisis line at 541-322-7500 ex.9.


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