Fees & Info

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

I provide a complimentary initial consultation in person or over the phone to help you determine if I might be the right therapist for you at this time. If you decide that I am not the right fit for you and your needs, I may be able to offer another resource to assist you on your therapeutic journey.

SESSIONS and FEES

Sessions are usually 60 minutes unless other arrangements are made. Weekend appointments are sometimes available.

I accept cash, check, and major credit cards payable in full at the time of service.

My fee is $110 for a 60-minute session or $60 for a 30-minute session.

VICTIM’S COMPENSATION

If you are the direct or indirect  victim of a crime, you may be eligible for my services as part of victim’s compensation.  Please contact me for more information.

INSURANCE

I am an out-of-network provider for insurance plans. This means that my client pays the full fee directly to me, and I provide a statement that contains all the information that most insurance companies require so that you may apply for reimbursement. If your insurance company requires that some other form be filled out, please have that form available for me to complete. It will be helpful for you to know specifically what your insurance company will need from you so that I can provide you with the adequate documentation that you need. Reimbursement depends on your insurance plan and level of coverage. I recommend that you call and ask if your insurance will reimburse for out-of-network mental health services, and what the reimbursement rate might be.

MISSED/CANCELED APPOINTMENTS:

Clients must cancel any scheduled appointments a minimum of 24 hours in advance. If an appointment is missed or not canceled with 24 hours notice, the client will pay the usual fee before the next appointment. Cancellations for Monday must be made on Sunday at the latest.

TELEPHONE ACCESSIBILITY

When you call 720-839-4720, you will most likely reach my confidential voice mail that is accessed only by me. I will return your call as soon as possible, which is typically the same day. I check my messages throughout day during standard business hours.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency and need to talk to someone immediately, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY AND EXCEPTIONS

Professional ethics and legal standards require that our conversations and my records be kept strictly confidential.

However, there are circumstances under which I am legally and ethically obligated to breach confidentiality:

  • If you present a serious imminent danger to yourself or others.
  • In cases of apparent abuse or neglect of a child, an elderly person, or a disabled person.
  • When a judge orders the release of information.

While these events have rarely occurred in my practice, if it does happen, I will make an effort to fully discuss it with you before taking any action. If I must ethically and legally breach confidentiality, I will reveal the minimum amount of information needed to protect you or others.

If you’re struggling, I can help.

Please contact me for a free consultation to help decide if
you would benefit from therapy.

Call Barbara at 720-839-4720