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?
Teletherapy works very similarly to in-person therapy. The biggest difference is that we will be in two different physical locations. You will receive a link ahead of time, and at the time of your appointment you will join the secure video call. In order for teletherapy to be most effective, you will want to make sure you are in a safe, private location where you won't be interrupted, and that you have a good internet connection. To read more about teletherapy, please read my blog post here.
How much do sessions cost?
My rate is $150 per 55-minute session, and I accept all major credit cards. I also accept Medicaid (CO Access, CCHA), Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oxford, and Oscar Health. If you are using 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 either weekly or 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.
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).
What happens during the first session?
Your first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. I will ask you questions about the reasons that bring you to therapy and what you're hoping to get out of therapy so we can be intentional in our work together. Essentially we will start to build a "roadmap" so we can start working towards your goals in a collaborative way.
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. I will regularly check in with you to make sure you are getting what you need out of our sessions.
How often should I see my therapist?
I offer either weekly or bi-weekly sessions, and will ask that you schedule an ongoing appointment day/time. Research shows that more consistent therapy sessions lead to better outcomes (while also saving you time and money in the long-run).