Currently, I accept Optum/United Behavioral Health. Please verify with your insurance prior to our first session whether you have a copay/coinsurance. I also accept Larimer County’s Victim’s Compensation. If I am out of network for you, I’d be happy to provide a “Superbill” for you to submit to your insurance. These sessions are usually at least partially reimbursed.
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. The therapeutic fit is very important in the process and progress 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 could 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 weeks and for others it may take several months or up to a year or longer depending on one’s needs.
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 970-481-2012.