What can I expect?
A good fit between client and therapist is essential for the success of therapy. Our work will begin with an initial free 10-15 minute phone consultation to determine if I might be a good match for the services you are seeking. We will then schedule an in-person session to gain a better understanding of what has brought you and/or your child to therapy. During this session, I will ask more direct questions to gather information and we will get to know each other. I will also leave plenty of time for you to ask me questions and determine if I might be the best fit for the support you are seeking. If we determine we will be a good fit, we will proceed with one or more consultation sessions, where we will develop a strong working relationship, obtain a detailed history, and collaboratively define goals and a treatment timeline. With children, I meet alone with parent(s) or guardian(s) for one to two session to obtain a detailed history and understanding of the presenting problem prior to meeting the child.
Therapy appointments are typically scheduled weekly, recurring at the same day and time, unless otherwise agreed upon. This time will be reserved for you and your child once scheduled.
Do you accept insurance?
I am an out-of-network provider. As an out-of-network provider, clients pay me directly and then they request payment from their insurance carrier. I accept cash, check, all major credit and debit cards, health savings account (HSA) cards and flexible spending account (FSA) cards. My services are generally considered an allowable healthcare expense for FSA purposes. All insurance carriers have specific polices for reimbursement and I encourage clients to contact their carrier prior to our initial meeting to obtain more information about their plan benefits for out-of-network providers.
To help with reimbursement, I provide clients with an invoice needed with information often requested by insurance carriers. Some clients use the service Better for help with obtaining out-of network reimbursement.
What are your fees?
The initial phone consultation is free. The standard fee for services is $145 per hour of service. For therapy, this includes 50-minute sessions and 10 minutes of documentation.
For children and teens, who is able to provide consent for services?
Parents and guardians must consent to treatment for children. For legal and ethical reasons, my policy for parents who are separated or divorced is to obtain consent for services by both parents unless there is a legal document that states that one of the parents has sole medial decision-making authority. Please discuss this issue with me should you have any question or concerns.
What if I have a crisis after hours?
As an outpatient psychologist, I am not typically available for after-hours crisis calls, unless prearrangements have been made. If you are having a mental health emergency, it is best to call 911 or go to your closest emergency room.
Colorado Crisis Services offers excellent free and confidential supports that can be accessed 24/7 by the following:
Text (text “TALK” to 38255)
Walk-in centers in the Denver Metro Area (see website above for complete list):
Westminster Walk-In Crisis Services
2551 W 84th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80031
Wheat Ridge Walk-In Crisis Services
4643 Wadsworth Blvd.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Littleton Walk-In Crisis Services
6509 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
Boulder Walk-in Crisis Services
3180 Airport Road
Boulder, CO 80301
Denver Walk-In Crisis Services
4353 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
Aurora Walk-in Crisis Services
2206 Victor Street
Aurora, CO 80045
When does your office close for inclement weather?
In the case of inclement weather, I follow the Jefferson County School closing policy. If Jefferson County Schools are closed due to weather related reasons, my office will also be closed.
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