I offer a free 15-minute initial consultation. The first face-to-face session will be charged the normal amount (see pricing below). If you would like to schedule a free initial consultation, my email is email@example.com and my phone number is 970-989-2535.
Counseling sessions are 55 minutes in length for individuals, and 85 minutes in length for couples.
My fee is $120/hour. I reserve a limited number of reduced fee slots. Please email me if the reserved fee is of interest to you and I will let you know if I currently have any of these slots available.
I recommend starting with weekly sessions (or twice a week, if preferred) in order to build a solid connection and a foundation for working together. It can be difficult to build momentum in the therapeutic process when meeting less than weekly, especially when there is an occasional cancellation. Once there’s a sense that progress is being made, we can talk about transitioning to every other week and continue to decrease session frequency from there.
I work mainly out of my office off of Valmont. I have sessions available all day on Mondays, as well as afternoon and evening sessions Tues-Thurs; all sessions are by appointment.
The best way to contact me is by email. If I receive an email, text, or phone call that I deem clinically sensitive or that requires an in-depth response, I will ask that you schedule a phone session or in-person session. Due to licensing requirements, I am not permitted to offer clinical advice over email or texts.
I accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards (this includes HSA cards). With all card payments, there is a 3% surcharge added to the session fee. Payment is due at the time of service. I require all clients to provide a credit/debit card to be kept on file so that if cash or check payment is not provided at the time of service, I can charge the card. This policy has been put into place due to the significant time spent having to secure payment in the past.
I am not currently accepting insurance. However, I am happy to email itemized receipts for submission to insurance companies for consideration of third-party reimbursement. Your insurance will need to accept “out of network” providers. The amount of reimbursement will depend on the insurance coverage/plan, but on average is 50-80% of the total costs after the deductible is met. Since health plans vary widely, I would suggest you contact your insurance provider to determine what the out-of-network benefits are for behavioral health/counseling services.
- What are my out-of-network benefits for outpatient therapy/behavioral health?
- How many sessions per year does my insurance cover?
- What is the reimbursement rate per session?
- What is my deductible? How much of it have I met? When does it renew?
- Is preauthorization required from my primary care doctor?
When using “out of network” benefits, insurance companies can mandate a diagnosis, oversee health records, and may seek access to therapy records/ information. They may also limit the number of therapy sessions per year, regardless of the circumstances. When considering the implications of using insurance, paying out-of-pocket is a better option for some clients due to the privacy and freedom it provides.
I do not operate an emergency practice, and I am not available after hours in cases of crisis or medical emergency. In the event of a crisis or medical emergency, please call 911 for help or go directly to the local hospital emergency room.
A 48-hour notice is required to cancel an appointment. Clients who cancel with less than 48-hours notice will be charged the full fee, unless there is a significant life/death event (i.e., car accident, family death, major emergency). Cancellations for Monday sessions must occur by the Friday before the scheduled sessions. If the client is ill, phone calls or Skype/Facetime can be used in lieu of face-to-face meetings in my office.
I have my LPCC (Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate) and am currently working towards full clinical licensure. There are a few different titles that you will come across as you search for a therapist:
- Registered Psychotherapist: Anybody who has a high school diploma can attain this title after completing a short test. It does not guarantee any level of education, training or expertise in the field of psychology/counseling/therapy.
- LPCC (Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate): A therapist with their LPCC has successfully completed a Master's program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is on their way to attaining full licensure. Full licensure becomes available after a minimum of 2 years, 2,000 direct client contact hours, 200 hours of supervision and an exam.
- LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor): A therapist with their LPCC is no longer required to attend any outside supervision or support. They are fully on their own.