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 60-minute sessions are $175.   I am not an in-network provider for any insurance plans.  I am happy to provide regular statements directly to you to submit for out-of-network payment when that applies.  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.

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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 will be charged the full fee.

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Forms

When I schedule your first therapy session, your email address will be used to preregister you in the Client Portal. You will receive an email to set up your portal and complete all intake paperwork electronically. These will include a Client Information Form, Payment Authorization Form, Client History, Disclosure Statement, Therapy Contract and Notice of Privacy Practice.  I will review these forms with you and answer any questions during our first session.

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Location

My office is located at 1872 South Pearl Street between Colorado Avenue and Jewell in the Platt Park neighborhood, near I-25 and the Washington/Emerson Exit.  There is 2-hour parking available on that block or longer-term parking on the next block south (between Jewell and Asbury) and on the adjacent side streets.  My office and waiting area are on the second floor.  Please feel free to go upstairs when you enter.  There is a restroom on the main floor.