Contact, Fees & Policies



If you would like to be on my wait list, please scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the questionnaire and I will get back to you to see if it makes sense to add you to my wait list.


I recommend therapists affiliated with the META Training center [a mindfulness based and Hakomi (somatic) therapy modality]: [SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SEE THEIR AFFILIATED PRACTITIONERS and click on the + sign]: ]. There is also affordable somatic therapy through the META clinic  [they offer $40-$70 individual sessions and $50-$80/couple or family session ]. They work in the Hakomi somatic/mindfulness oriented style, and you are counseled by well-supervised skilled intern therapists. For a more general directory of Hakomi practitioners, go to:

I also recommend therapists and practitioners who are certified Somatic Experiencing®  (SE) Practitioners and graduates of Sensorimotor Processing. They have expert skill in helping with chronic pain, illness, and trauma, as well as other issues in a more body oriented approach. They support you to find and cultivate balance/resource/regulation along with strength and safety in your nervous system, to be able to experience and enjoy life more fully. Here is a link to SE practitioners (I recommend choosing a fully certified SE practitioner, with the credentials “SEP”) : 

Here is a link to Sensorimotor Processing Practitioners (I recommend choosing at least a  level 1 graduate) :

Due to COVID, I will only be seeing clients via video telehealth until LATE JUNE 2021, and then ALL SESSIONS WILL BE BACK IN PERSON IN MY OFFICE (unless otherwise agreed upon).  


Location: 2304 E Burnside St #104, Portland, OR 97214  [Cross street: SE 24th St.]

(619) 289-7604

Simple Practice Scheduling Client Portal: (must be a current client to access)

Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays: 10am-6pm, Fridays 10-5pm


Adult Individuals (ages 18 and up):  $120-160/ hour sliding scale


The insurances I accept are below. Please make sure your insurance plan covers outpatient professional mental health counseling.


-Pacific Source  and PacificSource Medicare Advantage Plan

-Regence [Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Card etc.: I take most Regence or Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, even if they originate out of state]

I will need to verify that I am an in-network provider for your coverage before we start working together. You will be responsible for your copay and/or session costs as determined by your insurance company, as well as for any missed appointments.

IF I AM OUT OF YOUR INSURANCE NETWORK: You can pay me directly and I can provide you with paperwork to submit to your insurance company, so that they can reimburse you according to your policy at the out-of-network rate for our sessions.

*Free Initial Consult Meetings Available:

Before you schedule a full paid session, we will set up a free 15 minute phone call or video chat to get a sense of your goals and for me to assess whether I am a good fit for the support you’re wanting. After that, you may want to come in and meet me in person before scheduling a full paid session. These sessions will not begin therapeutic work, but will give you a taste of how I will work with you. You may elect also to start with a full paid session, where we do begin therapeutic work, and decide after if you would like to continue.


Payment can be made using cash or check (preferred methods), credit card, or via Pay Pal through the link below (scroll down below the contact section), or via Venmo. If you pay for sessions via PayPal or credit card, I charge a $3 service fee (for balances under $100) and a $5 fee (for balances of $100 or greater) [to cover the fee they charge me to use this service]. If you pay with Venmo, there is no service fee.
For Pay Pal, send payment to:
For Venmo send payment to: Bonnie Singman@lightofawareness

Cancellation Policy

I ask for 48 hours notice to cancel an appointment, or else the full session fee will be charged, regardless of the reason for cancellation. There are some extenuating circumstances (for example, life threatening medial issue or unsafe weather conditions) in which I may charge half the fee.

I do not see clients when they are under the influence of an unprescribed  substance. If you attend a session under the influence you  will not be seen that day, and will need to reschedule, and will be responsible for paying for that session.

Providing Letters/Paperwork Policy

If you request supporting documentation (letters written on your behalf), I charge a fee of $40/hour. I am only able to provide clinical perspective based on my direct experience in session with you, including diagnosis, treatment goals, course of treatment and treatment plans, and session dates. I am not qualified to provide custody recommendations or parenting evaluations, evaluations of disability, or evaluate the necessity of work accommodations.

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Notice: Confidentiality Limitations of Electronic Communications
Electronic communication can be compromised, accessed by unauthorized people and hence can present a risk to your privacy and confidentiality. By communicating any confidential information electronically, you are acknowledging that you are fully aware that our communications could be accessed by an unintended recipient. With that in mind, please limit your message content to logistics and we can discuss confidential details in person.

Pay For Your Session Online Using PayPal

If you pay for sessions via PayPal or credit card, I charge a $3 service fee per transaction under $100 and a $5 fee for transactions $100 or greater. This is to cover the fee they charge me to use this service, and to offer you the convenience of paying with a credit card. Please add this $5 fee to your session balance in your PayPal payment below:

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