Client Information

What to Expect

Therapist-client chemistry is critical in creating therapeutic change. In order to decide if it’s a good match, we can schedule a phone consult before setting an appointment. I won’t hesitate to recommend another professional when a different approach or personality is needed. During your first appointment, we will:

  • Discuss specific treatment needs, including past approaches and effectiveness
  • Answer your questions about my recommended strategies
  • Discuss a follow-up plan and establish a regular appointment time (if it’s a good fit)
  • Discuss modalities outside my expertise and determine a trusted referral (if it’s not a good fit)

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Scheduling

Psychotherapy sessions are one hour. Longer sessions are available when contemplative practices, such as guided meditation to develop insight awareness, are taught. I typically recommend weekly appointments for the first two to three months. Ongoing frequency depends on several factors and can be adapted at any time.

To schedule an appointment, call 720-261-4459 or complete the contact form.  Emails are encrypted and received directly by me.

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Length of Treatment

The length of psychotherapy depends on the nature of your concerns and the goals we set. Some clients see me for just a few months to address a particular situation. Others choose to receive support over a longer period of time, reducing sessions as issues resolve. Our work naturally deepens over time as we explore layers of emotions and work to change long-standing behavior and relationship patterns. I favor a model that reduces long-term dependency, encouraging out-of-session practice and use of other community resources. With my guidance and support, I encourage clients to make autonomous decisions regarding when to wind down or end therapy.

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Fees & Payment

Regular 50-minute sessions are $125.00. If your insurance covers our sessions, you are responsible for the co-pay, co-insurance, and deductible charges. All service fees are due at the time of service. Check, cash or credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover) are accepted via an encrypted, password-protected service.  If you wish to pay with a credit card kept on file, please complete and print the Payment Form. To ensure that everyone has access to services, I offer a Sliding Scale to individual and families who meet eligibility requirements.

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Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please let me know at least 24 hours in advance. I often have a waiting list and this allows me to open your slot to someone else. Thanks for this courtesy. Appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance cannot be billed to insurance and will be charged to you.

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Forms

Please complete the relevant forms and bring them with you to your evaluation session. Completing forms in advance will facilitate your understanding of the therapeutic process and allow more time for us to get to know each other. I will review these forms with you and answer any questions during our first session.

For ALL clients:

For Teen clients (18 years old or under):

For those interested in the the sliding scale for services:

If you are working with another provider or to release medical records, please complete this permission for communication:

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Location

My office is located on South Pearl Street in the Platt Park neighborhood, near I-25 and the Washington/Emerson Exit (plum-colored building on the SW corner of S. Pearl and Mexico). There is parking readily available on South Pearl or on the adjacent side streets.  The office is on the lower level of the building.  When you enter, go downstairs and the office is Suite #6, first door on the left. Disabled access is located on the lower level at the north side of the building (Mexico Street).