Out of Network for Insurance Clients:

Beginning January 1, 2019, I am no longer accepting new clients wishing to use their in-network insurance benefits.

  • I can provide an out-of-network receipt for reimbursement for work with couples, families, and individuals. Some clients have reported that their insurance company has a good reimbursement rate for out of network providers, so it’s worth looking into this option.
  • I accept HSA/FSA card payments.

Q: Why don’t you accept in-network insurance?

A: I have thought a lot about this question. After several years of accepting in-network insurance because of my desire to make therapy accessible and affordable, I have realized that the requirements for clients to utilize their insurance benefits compromise the effectiveness of my work with clients.

For example, insurance providers require that clients continue to meet the criteria for a mental health diagnosis to receive benefits, which reinforces clients demonstrating symptoms of mental health disorders versus encouraging wellness, healing, and growth or recovery.

I also do not believe in pathologizing normal marital or intimate relationship difficulties and take diagnosing individuals with mental health disorders seriously. These diagnoses may stick around for life, and may not be or remain completely accurate due to the complex nature of human existence.

Lastly, insurance companies are based on a medical model that has a one size fits all treatment approach- typically a 45 minute weekly session. Current research in the top couples and family therapy models supports longer sessions (90 minutes to 2 hours) in order for deep, long lasting change to occur.

Paperwork Instructions

All Clients:

The Release of Information Form (ROI) is optional, yet it is best practice to allow professionals (psychiatrist, case manager/school counselor, another therapist, etc.) to communicate who are working with the same client.  We will discuss this at your first session.

Individual Clients:

Please print and fill out these forms:

  1. Financial & Attendance Policies
  2. Responsible Party Agreement
  3. Disclosure & Consent Agreement
  4. Client Information Packet
  5. Private Practice Policies
  6. All 4 Mood Assessments

Couple Clients:

You may co-sign and date all of the forms but please fill out your own:

  1. Disclosure & Consent Agreement
  2. Client Information Packet
  3. All 4 Mood Assessments

Family Clients:

All individuals 15 & older, you may co-sign and date all of the above forms except please fill out your own:

Disclosure & Consent Agreement

The family member that is seeking family therapy needs to fill out the

  1. Client Information Packet
  2. All 4 Mood Assessments

Youth/Minors:

* Youth 15-17 have the RIGHT to confidential counseling/therapy in Colorado. This means that a youth in this age bracket does not need parental permission to seek counseling. The youth will still be required to pay for such services.

*All Minors (under 15) must have written parental consent by both parents if shared custody.

Payment Information

RATES: Please see my Financial & Attendance Policy document above.

Paying for your sessions

  1. Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, Paypal (online), and credit cards that can be swiped & dipped (have chip reader).
  2. You can also conveniently pay through Acuity, my on-line scheduling program. 
  3. Payment is due PRIOR at the time of service. 

Sending money using PayPal

With PayPal, you can send money to anyone with an email address. (Mine is: [email protected])

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Send & Request at the top of the page.
  3. Click Pay for goods or services or Send money to friends or family.
  4. Enter their email address and the amount and click Next.
  5. Choose your payment method, leave a note if you like and review the payment details.
  6. Click Send to complete the payment.

Cancellation Policy

  1. To cancel or reschedule a session without penalty you must provide at least the following notice: 2 days (48 hours) prior to your session.
  2. You cannot substitute an individual session for a couples session.
  3. If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment and you have not notified me at least 48 hours in advance, you will be charged your full session fee.