This is a small list of answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a general question which is not addressed here, please contact me.
1. Are services confidential?
All personal information collected in association with the web site will only be used for the purpose of providing a safe, therapeutic experience and it will never be distributed or sold to anyone outside my practice.
Please do not post any personal or identifying information about yourself on the blog if you do not want others to see it.
During therapy, testing and consulting sessions, all disclosures and test results between you and I will be held in confidence within the restrictions of Colorado state law. Exceptions to confidentiality include cases in which: (1) illegal activity is occurring (such as physical or sexual abuse); (2) the purpose of therapy is to obtain a court evaluation; or (3) legal action regarding the therapy itself (such as malpractice suit) is in progress.
2. What do I do if this is an emergency?
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, if you feel suicidal or if you feel like you want to hurt yourself of someone else, CALL 911, or go to the nearest EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY!
3. What kinds of therapy do you offer?
I offer individual psychotherapy. My specialties include trauma and its’ related symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship and existential issues.
4. What do I have to do prior to my first appointment?
To allow plenty of time for the session, I would suggest filling out the necessary forms in advance so you can bring them along. Take some time and consider your expectations of your first therapy session and figure out whether you have any questions for me, so we can talk about any things that may be unclear to you.
5. What happens at our first appointment?
In a few words, we will talk and we will decide whether we are a good fit for one another. During your first session I will ask you questions so that I can get a picture of you, your problems, and your life. I won’t push you to share, you are in control of what and how much you say. By the end of this first session, both you and I will get a sense of one another and will talk about whether we want to work together or not. Fit is critical in this kind of relationship and cannot be taken lightly. If we are not a good fit, I will refer you to someone else who may be better able to help you.
6. What’s special about your practice?
I am a different kind of therapist; my colleagues and patients say that I am able to see both the trees and the forest. I have a background in philosophy, knowledge that allows me to be more open and more creative in thought, perspective, and the ways in which I ask questions. I also have an enthusiastic curiosity about the people I work with and am a deeply empathetic person.
7. How often will I need to see you?
It’s hard to say and it will differ from person to person. We will discuss your goal and needs and make a joint decision by the end of the third appointment.
8. What are your fees?
The standard cost of each session is $225. Payment by cash or check is due at the beginning of each session.
9. Do you accept insurance?
I do not bill insurance companies directly or take responsibility for collecting from your insurance carrier. However, I will provide you with receipts that you may submit to your insurance company. Many insurance companies will cover 50% of my fee. You may contact your insurance company for specific details of your coverage
10. How do I get started?
The best way to get started is to call me today! I look forward to working with you!