Yes, I am paneled as a provider for Optum/United Behavioral Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield (Please verify with your insurance before the first visit to see if authorization is required and if I am an in-network provider for your specific plan). I am also an EAP provider for UHC and accept Larimer County’s Victim’s Compensation. I can provide a “Superbill” if I am not a provider on your insurance and you’d like to try to get reimbursement for your sessions. Many insurance companies will reimburse at least partially.
I charge $120 for a 50 minute session. If we choose to have a 90 minute EMDR session, my fee is $150. 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 basic 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.