Where is your office located?
Main location: our Parker office is located at 10495 S. Progress Way, Suite 206, Parker, CO 80134.
Our Colorado Springs office is located at 1230 Tenderfoot Hill Rd, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. We share the suite with NeuroRhythm Music Therapy Services.
Do you accept insurance?
We are in network with Aetna, Anthem/ BCBS and Tricare. We have a contract with Cigna that will be ending July 31, 2019 and will no longer be in network at that time. We also accept several EAPs, Victims Compensation, and Second Wind. For those who are covered by another healthcare company, we charge the out of pocket rate ($160 for the intake session and $130 for following sessions.)* A superbill can be provided to submit for reimbursement by your insurance company. We are able to accept FSA cards.
*Group sessions are $50 per session at the out of pocket rate.
*Extended sessions or emergency sessions are charged at a higher rate.
How can therapy help myself and/or my children?
A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Therapists can be an objective source for children and teens to share concerns and feelings that they might not be open to sharing with parents. The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek therapy
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
What is EMDR?
EMDR is an integrative therapy that helps people heal from traumatic events as well as, life disturbing experiences. EMDR has gotten worldwide attention for helping millions of people heal from PTSD caused from traumatic events, such as; rape, sexual abuse, auto accidents and combat. But EMDR can also help people who feel distress in their lives to heal and feel more whole after events that have been disturbing such as; divorce, life transitions, grief, anxiety and much more. EMDR has been successful with children and teenagers, as well as adults, and often helps an individual work through issues more quickly than traditional therapy alone.
When people are experiencing distress in their lives and can?t find a way to fix it on their own they end up coming in for EMDR therapy. Sometimes events happen in a person?s life and he/she struggles to find a way to integrate that incident. That event can become an unprocessed memory and get stored in the brain creating symptoms that are uncomfortable. Physical sensations, emotions, thoughts, and images associated with the event can get locked into the brain, and without treatment, may lead to distressing symptoms and behaviors.
EMDR is designed to help a person identify and process these stuck pieces so that the symptoms can decrease and one can feel more alive and less distressed. EMDR helps facilitate the activation of the brain?s inherent system to process and integrate the information that got stored or stuck. EMDR will not erase the memory; rather you will be able to remember the story without all the emotional charge that was distressing before the treatment.
What is therapy like?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
What about medication vs. psychotherapy?
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, therapy addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and therapy is the right course of action.
Do you take insurance, and how does that work? What is your out of pocket rate?
We are currently in network with Anthem/ Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tricare and Aetna. We also have contracts with several EAP companies. In these cases, we will collect your copay at the time of service, and directly bill your insurance company for the remaining portion.
We often see clients out-of network. In this case, a client would pay out of pocket and we will provide a superbill or invoice for reimbursement, depending on your specific health coverage. Many clients also choose to use their HSA (health savings account) to cover session fees if we are not in-network. The out of pocket rate is $160 for the intake (initial session) and $130 for ongoing sessions for individuals and couples. (Family sessions with 3 or more family members is $160 per session.)
Do you offer a sliding scale?
We offer a reduced fee option in special circumstances. Please contact our office if you have questions. At this time, we are not able to see Medicaid clients, as we are not a Medicaid provider.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called ?Informed Consent?. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (you?re your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, state law and professional ethics require therapists to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.