Q: why counseling?
Q: How do I schedule a session with you?
As with any relationship, it’s important that you find the right fit when choosing a therapist. I offer a free 15-20 minute consultation for us to explore how I can support you in the journey, and to help you determine whether you feel like I’m the right fit for you.
Q: DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
I do not accept insurance at this time. However, I will provide you with a Superbill (insurance receipt) after each session which includes a description of services and provider information so you may submit claims directly to your insurance company.
Some PPOs will cover all or a portion of our services. If you would like to use your insurance, please contact your insurance provider directly and ask about self-filing options for “out-of-network providers.”
Lastly, it is also good to know that there may be reasons where you would not want to use your insurance benefits for therapy. Insurance companies can dictate the number of sessions you are permitted to have. They require the assignment of a diagnosis that meets medical necessity and this may not be appropriate, necessary, or beneficial for you. Working without insurance provides you more privacy, and gives you control over your therapy.
Q: CAN I AFFORD THERAPY?
Therapy is an investment in healthy mental functioning and emotional well-being which pays off in greater confidence, deeper and more satisfying relationships, higher success, and peace of mind.
By addressing the root of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing problems in your daily life, you’ll be paving the way to not just emotional happiness and mental clarity, but also to a stronger immune system. In that light, therapy has an excellent rate of return on investment!
Q: what is the payment and cancelation policy?
My fee for individual therapy is $150 per 60 minute session.
All payment is due in full at the time of service. Denver Colorado Counseling accepts cash, personal check, debit, company flexible spending accounts, health saving account debit cards, and major credit cards. I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation so you can get a sense of whether I can be of support to you.
Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM SESSIONS?
Prior to the first session you will have completed and submitted our New Client paperwork packet for your therapist to review. During the first session, you will begin sharing your story so that your therapist can learn more about you and what you are seeking help with. During this session, you will also discuss confidentiality and your therapist will answer any questions you may have regarding treatment and/or office policies. Your therapist will also take payment during this session.
The second and third sessions are typically a continuation of your story. The purpose for these initial sessions is getting to know you, your strengths, your struggles and better identifying your goals for treatment. We will work together to identify how we will know you are beginning to feel better. From that point on, sessions are tailored to meeting your needs.
Q: Do you offer online COUNSELING/THERAPY?
Yes, I offer online therapy as well as in-person sessions to provide flexibility for those who may travel for work and or live outside of Denver. I am happy to work with anyone who is a resident of Colorado. I use a HIPAA compliant, encrypted platform to meet with clients over video for virtual sessions.
Q: Will the things i taLK ABOUT STAY PRIVATE? how does confidentiality work?
All communications between you and I will be held in strict confidence unless you or legal guardians provide written authorization to release information about your treatment. If you participate in couples or family therapy, I will not disclose confidential information about your treatment unless all person(s) who participated in the treatment with you provide their written authorization to release such information. Per your signed release, I may discuss your case with your past and current providers, treatment team, supervisors, or peer consultants in accordance with accepted professional behavior.
Everything you say and share in session is strictly confidential. However, the following situations are required by law, or permitted by law, to reveal information obtained during therapy to another person or agency without your authorization:
- Information may be disclosed if you present an imminent physical danger to yourself or others.
- In the case of danger to others or suspicion of abuse or severe neglect of children (under 18 years of age), dependent adults, or elders (65 and older), therapists are mandated to inform legal authorities so that protective measures can be taken.
*Notice in accordance with the No Surprises Act, effective 1/1/2022 You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises