1. Where is your office? Parking?
My office is located at:
155 S. Madison Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80209
It overlooks Gates Tennis Center and is across the street from the Cherry Creek Mall.
There is plenty of street parking directly in front of the building.
2. What are your fees?
I charge $175 per hour.
- a 5 % discount if you buy a package of 4 sessions if paid by cash or check (total of $665, $35 savings) and
- a 10% discount if you buy a package of 8 sessions if paid by cash (total of $1260, $140 savings)
- If you pay by credit card for any amount of sessions, a 3% credit card processing fee is applied.
3. Do you have a sliding scale?
I reserve three spots to offer sliding scale fees to veterans and active duty military. If you fall into one of these categories, please feel free to call me regarding current availability of reduced fee slots.
4. Do you take insurance?
I don’t take insurance. If you need a receipt of services because you are seeking reimbursement from your insurance company, I provide clients with what’s called a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company. The superbill contains your name, address, date of birth, dates of services rendered, a diagnosis code and amount paid. I email superbills to clients one time per month at the end of the month per request.
5. Do you ever see clients remotely?
Yes. If you aren’t local to Denver but want to work with me, I do see clients over Skype.
6. Do you work with kids? Couples? Families?
I currently provide only individual therapy to clients aged 18 and older. From time to time, I do meet with family members including spouses for a session here and there in order to augment the work you are doing in session but not in an on-going way.
7. How long does therapy take?
Great question though extremely difficult to answer.
Transformation and healing takes the time it takes and trying to rush the process, as I often see clients wanting to do, doesn’t usually help.
Ultimately, it is up to you to decide when you have fulfilled the goals for which you originally came in.
Typically, my clients come in to do in-depth healing work. It is normal for my clients to see me for six months or longer.
Again, your process and path is entirely unique to you. There is no yardstick with which to measure yourself against.
Trusting the process requires both patience and bravery.
8. How much experience do you have? What qualifies you to be a therapist?
I’ve been a therapist for fifteen years and have a Masters degree in Social Work.
I’ve studied many modalities to support positive therapeutic outcomes including:
- Somatic Experiencing
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Journey Dance and more.
I’ve worked at a variety of settings including:
- A shelter for survivors of domestic violence
- A university mental health center for students
- A Naval Hospital working with active-duty military
- Top eating disorder recovery centers in the nation
- Private practice
- Community Mental Health working with the severe and persistently mentally ill
- As well as created my own intensive outpatient program for clients transitioning from a higher level of care back into their normal lives.
I’ve helped hundreds of clients heal from trauma, overcome self-destructive habits and sustainably move forward in their lives. Additionally, I’ve provided clinical supervision for other therapists as well as delivered trainings in trauma resolution and working with clients more effectively.
What really qualifies me to be a therapist however, is my passion and pursuit of continuing education in my field. Yearly, I attend at least one to four trainings to hone my skills, keep up to date with the latest and best practices and to deliver, high quality effective approaches and interventions in service of my clients.
9. What’s your specialty?
While I consider myself a generalist, I do have issues and populations that I am especially geared towards.
My specialty is working with clients who have abuse and/or neglect in their past, sometimes called A.C.E., for adverse childhood experiences. These adverse experiences can also include poverty, racism, medical procedures and major accidents.
The list of issues related to A.C.E. is exhaustive. Here are a list of issues that I have experience working with:
- PTSD symptoms like nightmares, flashbacks, dissociation and hyper-vigilance
- Sexual trauma
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
My training in the Somatic Experiencing approach to trauma resolution affords me the ability to work with deep trauma and complex trauma symptoms.
Overall, I’m exceptionally skilled at helping clients:
- move out of survival mode into THRIVING
- RECONNECT mind with heart and body
- helping women reconnect to PLEASURE.
If you have more questions and are interested in seeing if we might be a good fit to work together, click here to schedule a free consultation.
There is so much love for you here.