Yes, I am paneled with Optum/United Behavioral Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Please verify with your insurance prior to our 1st session if your deductible must be met before your benefits kick in and whether you have a copay/coinsurance. I am also an EAP provider for UHC and accept Larimer County’s Victim’s Compensation. If I am out of network for you, I can provide a “Superbill” for you to submit to your insurance. These sessions are usually reimbursed to some extent.
I charge $130 for a 50 minute session. If we choose to have a 90 minute EMDR session, my fee is $170. Additionally, I do offer a select number of sliding fee rates based on income on a case-by-case basis.
The first session is a blend of covering some practical matters (i.e., reviewing the basic paperwork and general office policies/client rights), getting to know each other and beginning to address the concerns that brought you in. We will discuss your goals for therapy and begin to develop a treatment plan. Every individual is different, with their own unique concerns and life experiences, and therefore, my treatment recommendations will be catered to you. Throughout our time together, it’s very important that you feel comfortable and at ease in the sessions, so I will do my best to create a warm, inviting and nonjudgmental space for you. Additionally, the therapeutic fit is very important in the process of therapy. Therefore, if after a session or two, you don’t think I’m the right therapist for you, I would be more than happy to suggest somebody else who may be a better match.
This is a tricky question as this will look different for each person depending on a number of factors (i.e., the severity of one’s issues, the duration of one’s emotional struggles, one’s existing resources/coping skills, and one’s motivation for change). Sometimes, individuals will be able to resolve or work through an issue in a few sessions and for others it may take several months or up to a year or longer depending on one’s needs.