Process & Approach
During our first session, we will review relevant history and identify your primary focus and goals. Maybe you have tried a number of approaches in the past or you have some idea of what types of approaches are not helpful for you. I want to know that so that we can find a direction to start off in that feels right to you.
I tend to approach therapy primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) lens. What this means is that I want to help you understand the connections between your thoughts, emotions, somatic experiences, and behaviors. No decision is made for no reason and we make dozens of choices every day. Familiarizing yourself with the unique internal processes that make up your choices can help you shift direction toward your goals. For some clients, the focus on mindfulness and acceptance that comes with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach feels like a more natural fit. While CBT asks you to change thoughts or emotions as a way to change behavior, ACT directs attention to being present in the moment, centering yourself around your personal values, and committing to specific action. The mixture of interventions and the path that emerges through the process is different for everyone, but the process itself will always center around your strengths and pursuit of your vision of a fulfilling life.
I believe that a variety of tools can be useful during the personal change process and all can be customized to your needs. If you are more visually inclined, our conversations might be organized visually to help you understand the connections being made. This can be done online or in person. Identifying your personal values can often best be done in person, sorting and eliminating values cards. When it comes to work around boundary setting, Ruby the therapy dog is a great assistant as teaching her a quick trick requires practice in assertiveness. I find that many types of behavioral experiments are useful for supporting clients as they gain personal insight. Mindfulness practice can be completed in session via Limbix virtual reality, which allows for you to be immersed in a peaceful environment while learning or practicing relaxation exercises to counter anxiety and stress. Group therapy can be incredibly valuable on its own or as a compliment to individual therapy. Peers in group each have their own unique perspective and never fail to give valuable input to each other. Additionally, being a group member is a perfect way to grow your own self-confidence and be a valued resource for others. I welcome the opportunity to talk to you about what types of tools and methods may appeal to you (or which you prefer to avoid). If you have questions or want to discuss your goals, feel free to contact me or set up a consultation.
Use the client portal for appointment scheduling, secure messaging, and access select documents related to your work with Insight Driven Futures. If you have scheduled before, be sure to sign in as an existing client using the email address you gave at intake.
All clients are required to have a credit or debit card on file. Fees are automatically charged overnight following each appointment. Clients may pay via cash or check at the time of service if they do not wish to use a card for regular session or meeting charges. All payments are due on the day of service.
Superbills can be provided for clients to pursue reimbursement for Out of Network (OON) services they have paid for. It is the client’s responsibility to confirm out OON benefits of their healthcare plan and pursue any reimbursement they may be eligible for.
Good Faith Estimate:
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your health care will cost. Under the law, Health care providers need to give patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. This is called a Good Faith Estimate.
No show appointments or those cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged half the scheduled service fee. Upon request, email or text reminders can be sent to client 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment, to allow time to reschedule or cancel, if necessary. Appointments can be cancelled or rescheduled through the online client portal.
Clients who have not been active for 60 days will be automatically administratively discharged. If a client no-shows three appointments within a calendar year, they will be discharged from services following the third no show. In this case, referrals to other providers will be offered. Clients are invited to continue with Insight Driven Futures following a period of absence or an administrative discharge and may contact me or schedule through the client portal.
WHAT IF I HAVE NEVER DONE THERAPY?
There is no experience or knowledge that you are required to have to start therapy. We can start the work from wherever you are in your journey – whether that includes prior therapy experience or not.
DO YOU OFFER A SLIDING SCALE OR REDUCED FEES?
I do not offer reduced fees or a sliding scale fee structure.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
Individual Therapy: $105/45 minutes, $140/60 minutes, additional time billed at rate of $35/15 min.
Individual Clinical Supervision: $150/1 hour meeting
No Shows or Cancellations within 24 hours of appointment: half of scheduled service fee
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
No, I do not accept insurance. I can provide a superbill for you to pursue out of network (OON) reimbursement from your insurance, if your policy covers this. Use of out of network benefits requires that there be a qualifying mental health disorder (diagnosis) that is being treated. Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Savings Accounts may also be used to pay for sessions.
WHEN ARE YOU IN THE OFFICE?
I schedule sessions with clients on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I am unable to schedule clients on Tuesdays or Thursdays due to my work with a local mobile mental health crisis team. I do not schedule weekend sessions.
DO YOU OFFER TELEHEALTH OR VIDEO-CONFERENCING?
Yes. I offer video-conferencing sessions for both individual and group therapy and telephone sessions for individual therapy. I do not allow telephone-only participation in group as I believe that this takes away from the ability of group members to connect meaningfully and secure that their confidentiality is respected.
I LIVE OUTSIDE OF COLORADO - CAN YOU WORK WITH ME?
Due to the fact that I am currently licensed to practice in Colorado only, I am unable to see clients outside of Colorado for counseling, therapy, or clinical supervision.