Therapy & Counseling FAQ

What is therapy/counseling?

Therapy (also called counseling) is when you meet with a mental health professional to address problems that are affecting your life. Therapy is a place to discuss your emotions, experiences, and behaviors so you can gain a better understanding of yourself and work towards your personal goals, all while receiving support and guidance from your therapist.

How does teletherapy (online therapy/counseling) work?

When you schedule an appointment with your therapist you will receive a link to a secure video platform. At the time of your appointment you and your therapist will join the video session. To read more about teletherapy, please read my blog post here. 


As my practice is 100% online, I can work with anyone in Colorado (Denver, Lakewood, Boulder, Ft Collins, Aurora, Pueblo, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Colorado Springs, and beyond).

How much do sessions cost?

I accept private pay: $130 per 55-minute session. I also accept Colorado Medicaid, Aetna, United HealthCare, Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kaiser, Optum, and Bright. If you have insurance, your copay will depend on your specific plan.

What is your availability?

I offer appointments Monday through Thursday from 9-5pm MST. I offer weekly and bi-weekly sessions and will ask that you schedule an ongoing appointment day and time.

Who do you work with?

I work mostly with young adults in their 20s and 30s. However, I enjoy working with adults of all ages. I specialize in anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, intense emotions, relationship problems, and life transitions. Wherever you are in life, my goal is to support you on your journey.

What happens during the first session?

Your first session is an opportunity for your therapist to get to know you and for you to get to know your therapist. You will discuss the concerns that bring you to therapy, explore ways that therapy can be helpful, and begin to set some preliminary goals for your work together. 

How long does therapy last?

The length of therapy can depend on several factors, including what your personal goals are and what it is you're experiencing. Therapy can last anywhere from a few sessions to a few months or years. Therapy is supposed to be helpful, so it is appropriate to continue as long as it is still helping you grow and progress towards your goals.

How often should I see my therapist?

The frequency of sessions depends on your personal goals and what is most appropriate for you and your life. In my practice I offer weekly or bi-weekly sessions. We can discuss this together to determine what frequency is most appropriate for you. Research shows that more consistent therapy sessions lead to better outcomes (while also saving you time and money in the long-run).

What should I expect to get out of therapy?

An overarching goal of therapy is to enhance your sense of well-being and satisfaction in life. Therapy can help you cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself, increase self-compassion, and increase your confidence in coping with difficulty. Ultimately, therapy can help you experience personal growth in many areas of your life and can be a very rewarding journey.

Ready for a free 15-minute phone consultation? Please contact me to schedule!


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