Which ages of clients do you see?
I work with clients ages 10 years old and up. In the state of Colorado, individuals 16 years of age and older can consent to therapy for themselves. This means that if you are an adolescent age 16 or older, I can work with you without consent from your parents. If you are younger than 16, parental consent is required by law and further, I require client/child assent.
I work with individuals, couples, and families.
How much do you charge?
My hourly rate is $150. I accept cash, check, and credit card.
I offer a limited number of appointments on a sliding scale basis and invite you to contact me should you have a financial need that may interfere with your ability to pay for services. At the present, my sliding scale spots are filled, but I do maintain a waiting list.
Do you accept insurance?
No. Here’s why. Insurance companies are motivated by a bottom line. This means they enact decisions that are not always in the best interest of patients. I feel strongly that I have an ethical responsibility to provide you with the best care possible. To me, this means together we make decisions around treatment: frequency of sessions, length of sessions, and duration of therapy, among others. I do not believe a third-party, such as an insurance company, should be making these decisions. Further, in working directly with you, the client, and not an insurance company, I am better able to protect sensitive information as insurance companies often require the disclosure of diagnosis and treatment details for the continued coverage of therapy.
I am happy to provide a super bill, which you are then able to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement depending on your plan.
How long are sessions?
Individual sessions are 50 minutes and couple sessions can range from 50 minutes to 3 hours. In the case of couple sessions, you only pay for the time used. If you book a 3 hour session and end up using only 2 hours, you only pay for 2 hours.
I offer evening and weekend appointments for clients who work during business hours.
How do I know you’re the right therapist for me?
I often tell clients that finding the right therapist is like finding the right pair of jeans. You might have to try on several pairs before you find the perfect fit. I want you to feel good about our work together. So, to help with your initial evaluation of fit, I offer a free, 30 minute phone consultation. You are invited to contact me at anytime to schedule this free consultation.
I am GLBT/undocumented/Muslim/poly/disabled/fill in the blank; can you work with me?
Absolutely! Not only can I work with you, I welcome you, affirm you, and celebrate you.
I need documentation for accommodations at school or work/I need to meet sometimes via video call/I need gardening expertise; can you help?
It is truly my pleasure to support your health and success in all facets of life. I am happy to provide documentation and meet electronically when clinically appropriate. I am not, however, known for my green thumb.
For individuals located out of state or in a different country, I am pleased to meet via video conferencing for coaching sessions!
Do you give presentations?
Yes, I very much enjoy public speaking and have presented to groups as large as 200 people! Topics include: disordered eating, weight management, making peace with your body, attachment, trauma, and self-care.
If you are interested, please email me. I would be honored to collaborate with you to design a tailored talk for your group’s unique needs.