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Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I expect in my first session?

What can I expect in my first session?

I believe in trying to provide you a space in which you can feel safe and have the ability to be your true self. However, if this is your first time in therapy it may feel uncomfortable or unsettling and this is normal. You will bring the appropriate forms including the intake packet which can allow us to discuss what your goals are and what you would like out of therapy. I believe that with each visit you will become more and more relaxed and have a place in which you can feel confident in your growth and change.

How frequently do I need to come to therapy?

How frequently do I need to come to therapy?

Everyone is different in their needs to accomplish their therapeutic goals and therefore I do not prescribe a specific number of sessions. I do recommend that in the beginning we meet weekly in order to establish a secure and honest therapeutic relationship. I will then follow your lead and we can meet as frequently as feel right for you and your journey.

Is what I say confidential?

Is what I say confidential?

All of your information is maintained and will remain confidential. I am currently working towards licensure and therefore am receiving supervision. The only person who I may, on occasion discuss you or your sessions with is my direct supervisor who is also required to keep your information confidential. I cannot and will not discuss your sessions or give your personal information out unless you have given me written permission to do so. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) I follow the American Counseling Association Ethical guidelines of confidentiality. Please see confidentiality disclosures and HIPAA regulations under the forms section.

Do you accept Insurance?

Do you accept Insurance?

At this time I do not accept insurance but you can contact your insurance provider for possible reimbursement. Please see the Fees section for the payment options I am currently accepting.

What is your Therapeutic Orientation?

What is your Therapeutic Orientation?

My counseling is grounded in Existentialism/Experiential which is focused on finding the value and meaning in our lives. I believe this allows us to live more authentically. I believe strongly in developing a honest and trusting therapeutic relationship with each of my clients in order to help them find their true potential. I believe in following your cures both verbal and non-verbal to help guide our sessions.

Educational history and experience

Educational history and experience

I earned my Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology for Regis University with a concentration in adolescent services. Regis’s counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC). My experience involves working with at risk youth involved in the legal system and their families, Intensive In-Home family therapy focusing on family preservation. In addition I am currently a Mental Health Counselor at Children’s Hospital on the Eating Disorder Unit, working with children, adolescents and young adults on body image distortions, self-esteem, and healthy eating habits.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

I am a members of the American Counseling Association as well as the Colorado Counseling Association