Getting Started

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The initial goal of psychotherapy is often the immediate relief of distress related to an crisis or traumatic situation. You’ll learn to cope, adapt and build skills as we explore patterns in your life.  As our work deepens, your personal growth will become the focus as you make lasting changes in yourself and the way you engage in your life.

Rates

Psychotherapy may be offered in my office, by phone or by secure video conference. Services are payable by check, cash or credit card. Call 720-940-3395 or email me so we can schedule a first session together.

Psychotherapy

45 minutes                $150
75 minutes                $225

I work primarily with individuals and couples. I welcome people of all backgrounds into my office and enjoy a diverse clientele including people from the LGBTQ community. Face-to-face sessions are more helpful, but secure video conferencing is an option for clients who may be too busy to get away during the work day. The initial session needs to be face-to-face. Reduced fees are available on a limited basis.

Most clients come once a week and some schedule twice a month. However, I have clients who come twice a week when they need extra support.  As issues are cleared, clients often come in left frequently for a period of time before ending therapy.

You may be eligible for reimbursement for all or part of your therapy sessions from your health insurance or flex spending plan, or both. You can investigate this option by contacting your insurance plan about your out-of-network mental health benefits.  Psychotherapy can be a medical deduction and tax write off.

You may cancel your session anytime up to 48 hours before the scheduled time with no charge for any reason. If you are ill, you may cancel the appointment up to six hours before the appointment without incurring charges. All other cancellations are subject to full charges.

Policy and Procedure

My Policies Form explains my office procedures and my psychotherapy services. If you have questions after reading this form, please bring them up when we meet.

I am required by law to provide you with a copy of my Disclosure Form the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices so you can understand your rights and protections.

For Our First Session

Prior to our first session, please complete the Client Information Form and bring it to our first appointment.

Once you have read my Policies Form, the Disclosure Form and the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices, please print and sign the Acknowledgment Form. Bring it to our first appointment.

Additional Forms

There may be times when it would be helpful for me to speak with another person to coordinate your care. With the exception of the situations outlined in the HIPAA form, I cannot do this without your written consent. Usually you will sign the form in my office. However, you may also complete my Consent to Release and Retrieve Form and send it back to me.

Please do not hesitate to ask me for a hard copy of any of these forms when we meet.