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Succulent Leaves

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Looking for a therapist can be a vulnerable process. Whether you are new to therapy or have tried therapy in the past, you may be wondering what to expect.

 

I am a trauma therapist committed to helping those who have experienced past trauma or adverse experiences grow and recover. My work focuses on understanding how past experiences effect our daily lives, so you can cope, heal, and be the best version of yourself. I believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach to healing and recovery, and I will walk alongside as you begin to make changes in your life.

 

I primarily utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am an EMDR Certified Therapist, which means that I have extensive training in treating complex trauma utilizing EMDR.

  • Who do you work with?
    I provide individual counseling to adults (ages 18+). My specialty areas include working with those experiencing anxiety and depression, survivors of trauma and abuse, substance use disorders, and women's issues. I do not provide therapy for children, couples, or families, but I am happy to work with you on finding referrals to these providers if it is something you would like to pursue. I am licensed in the states of Colorado, Missouri, and Connecticut. I provide in-person services at my office in Broomfield, CO. I can meet with you virtually if you are physically located in any of these states.
  • Do you provide in-person or online therapy?
    I provide both in-person and online counseling. In-person appointments are held at my office in Broomfield, Colorado. Online therapy is provided through a secure HIPAA compliant platform (similar to Zoom). For online therapy, its best to have a private, quiet place for our therapy sessions.
  • What happens during the first session?
    Before the first session, I will send you new client paperwork to complete in my online Client Portal. Please complete this paperwork at least 24 hours before your first appointment. During the first session, I’ll ask you questions about what brings you to therapy, what kinds of needs or issues you’d like help with, and about any past experiences with mental health treatment. I’ll answer any questions that you may have. Together, we will work together to create a plan to work towards your goals.
  • How long do appointments last? How often will we meet?
    Appointments are generally 50-55 minutes, which is the standard length of a therapy appointment. I recommend beginning with weekly or every other week appointments as we begin our therapy relationship. The purpose of this frequency is to establish rapport with each other and to help us gain momentum on working towards your goals. Once we have made progress and/or reached some of your goals, some clients prefer to meet less regularly.
  • How much do you charge?
    The cost for individual psychotherapy is $150 for a 50-55 minute session. Payment is due the day the service is provided.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    For Colorado clients: I accept Cigna/Evernorth and Aetna. I also accept Cigna EAP, Lyra Health, and Profile EAP. I am not a Medicaid provider. If you have Medicaid coverage that includes mental health services, I am not able to offer mental health services to you. For Missouri and Connecticut clients: I can only accept private pay. I can provide Superbills if you would like to submit out-of-network claims to insurance companies that I am not in network with.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Please remember to cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance. You will be responsible for the entire fee if the cancellation is less than 24 hours. If you do not contact your therapist before 24 hours of your appointment to cancel, you will be charged the full session rate. Please be aware that most insurance companies will not provide reimbursement for cancellation fees and you will be personally responsible for the payment of any such fees. Cancellations and rescheduled sessions will be subject to a full charge if not received at least 24 hours in advance. This is necessary because a time commitment is made to you and is held exclusively for you. If you are late to a session, you may lose some of that session time.
  • How will I know if you are the right therapist for me?
    Choosing the right therapist is important. Research shows that the therapeutic alliance is an important predictor of successful therapy. To help you make this decision, I offer a free 15-minute, no-obligation phone consultation where you can ask questions about therapy and my approach. Most people have a good sense if a therapist is a good fit within the first few sessions.
  • What is EMDR Therapy?
    EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. It is a structured therapy that focuses on changing emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that result from past adverse experiences. The first steps of EMDR involve preparation and understanding how past experiences effect your current experiences. In the reprocessing stages, EMDR involves focusing on a past memory while experiencing bilateral stimulation, usually from eye movements or tapping. Learn more about EMDR here.

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