Getting Started – FAQ

How do I set up an appointment?

There are several ways to set up an appointment.  You can click on this easy to use scheduling link:

Request Appointment

or call me directly at 970-397-7976.  I do my best to answer phone calls, but if you get my voicemail that means I’m either in session or simply away from the phone. Please feel free to leave a message on my confidential voicemail. You can send me an email at [email protected].  I will return your call or email as soon as possible, most times within 24 hours. If you have any questions, just ask! I’m here to help. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you!

How much does therapy cost?

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, my goal is to provide quality care and the unique services clients have come to me for. I believe that my education, training, and skills are commensurate with the service provided.  Counseling sessions are 50 or 90 minutes in length and cost $135 or $235 per session respectively. Hypnotherapy services and rates are unique and reflect various package discounting options. Acceptable forms of payment include check, cash and all major credit and debit cards. 

Do you accept insurance?

Insurance companies often won’t pay for couples counseling, as relational problems aren’t considered to be medical in nature. Therefore, I won’t consider insurance directly when couples/marital counseling is the motivation for therapy. I will however supply clients with whatever paperwork (statements or super-bills) that they may require in filing insurance claims for out-of-network providers.

Insurance is just that, a financial provision for medical care. With that being understood I want my clients to be aware of factors being weighed against insurance company compensation. Many times, recompensation is minimal and seriously impacts client privacy and freedoms. Being financially in debt to an insurance companies carries risks, namely potential loss of freedoms and being labeled with a diagnosis or diagnoses. Filing an insurance claim potentially means loss of personal freedom, in the eventuality that legislation is enacted against individuals having been diagnosed. Filing an insurance claim does result in your diagnosis, dates of service, etc., no longer totally being confidential, allowing your insurance company (i.e. multiple people and departments) access to the details of your treatment. For individuals who completely understand the risks and implications involved concerning the volume of handlers of health information and privacy and the possible outcomes on personal freedom for those carrying mental health diagnoses and still want to use their insurance for counseling, I will help. I will supply clients with whatever paperwork (statements or super-bills) that they may require in filing insurance claims for out-of-network services.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session time. This time is reserved for your convenience and additionally determines future scheduling for others and me.  You will be responsible for the full fee when cancellations are received less than 24 hours in advance.

Will my session be confidential?

Yes. Confidentiality is both a legally and ethically binding aspect of counseling. A client’s expectations of anonymity and safety are of the utmost concern for me and are guaranteed by the state of Colorado. Exceptions to confidentiality include possible harm to yourself or others, child abuse, or a court subpoena.