Yes. Online therapy is an option. During the COVID-19 crisis online therapy is for anyone who wants it or has come in contact with a suspected person who had the virus. I request if you think you might have been exposed you inform me so we can use an online platform. I use Doxy.me which is HIPAA compliant. Outside of the crisis online is an option however, for first time clients I request meeting them in person prior to moving to online. I generally prefer to work in person unless there are circumstances that make in person meetings challenging. Please, let me know about your particular circumstances and we will work together for what is of most value to you.
I do not take insurance. However, I can provide superbills you can submit to your insurance. There are benefits you have not going through insurance. Without insurance we are free to work together for the amount of time that is best for your healing. We can work together to decide how long therapy is needed. Without insurance we do not have to use diagnosis that could potentially follow you. However, if you want to use the superbill for insurance we may have to use a diagnosis so you can be reimbursed. There is more freedom in tailoring therapy specifically for your healing by not relying on insurance.
I currently work with adults (18+). I do recognize there is a growing awareness of youth suicide. If you are a youth struggling with suicidal thoughts you can read about suicide support here. This is also a place parents can find resources for themself. If you are a parent of a teen feel free to reach out to me for your own support.
Youth can also use Safe2Tell to find someone who can support you.
I hold the belief and understanding that we all have a unique spiritual and religious path. I find the work of IFS to be grounded in spirituality. I find spirituality an important piece of life. I welcome all religious perspectives and am here to help you grapple with questions you have around your own faith and spiritual journey. As I am a liberal Christian myself, which a Masters in Divinity I have a deeper grounding in Christianity. Though I value perspectives different than mine. I enjoy exploring clients spiritual sides and when appropriate using spirituality as a resource.
My stance is one where accepting the suicidal parts of you and learning about them through IFS therapy. I am not afraid of suicide and do not immediately jump to hospitalization. We will explore your suicidal parts and uncover what they need. I do my best to work with you in open and honest conversations around suicide and what is going to be most supportive for you. I do my best to create a welcoming environment to explore suicidal thoughts and learn from them. We will work together to find what will work best for you in your healing journey and every day life. Calling for a welfare check would occur if you tell me you acted on your suicidal thoughts or are going to soon, because I am legally obligated too. However, I will always do my best to not call, unless that is what you want. I will do everything I can to provide the support needed in our culture that stigmatizes suicide. You did not create suicidal thoughts, they are part of you and are expressing something specific.
No, I use IFS with individuals. We explore your internal world and learn how your internal dynamics may seem like a family. We work to learn about parts of you and work within your system. You can read more about IFS on the IFS page.
For an individual 50 min session I charge $115. If you pay with cash or check there is a $5 discount.
For group therapy it cost $60 per session. My current group “Exploring the Depths of Suicidal Ideation through Images; Living to Tell Your Story” is an 8 week group. You must pay for each session regardless of attendance. If you pay the full fee upfront there is a 10% discount. The full fee for all 8 weeks is $480. With the pay up front discount the full fee is $432.
My office is at 80 Garden Center Broomfield CO 80020. This is just off US 36 on 287 and Midway. Easy access from Boulder, Lafayette, Broomfield, Westminster, and Denver. When you first arrive go in building A. There will be a waiting room on your right. In the waiting room is a check in tablet you can find my name to alert me you have arrived for your appointment. Make yourself comfortable and I will come greet you.