Fees and Insurance
Fees for services range from $100-180 for counseling and typically range from $500-2,500 for evaluations (depending upon the purpose of the evaluation & testing materials required; an exact amount will be provided to you prior to scheduling your evaluation). A reduced fee option for counseling is available on a limited basis to established clients. The costs for groups, webinars, and training vary, and are noted along with each service description. I accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and HSA cards/checks.
Please be advised that I am not an approved Medicaid provider, and therefore cannot provide therapy services to Medicaid enrollees. By law, it is illegal for non-Medicaid providers to accept private pay from Medicaid enrollees for any services covered by Medicaid regardless of whether the individual client pays directly or makes arrangements for another individual to pay.
I understand that many people search for a psychologist who is on their insurance carrier’s in-network provider list to minimize the cost of services. In the past, I accepted insurance—but I became very uncomfortable with the conditions insurance companies placed upon clients and their providers. I believe your mental health and quality of life are top priorities, and I do not believe that you should be limited to a certain number of sessions per year, or be forced to reveal extremely personal details about your life to insurance companies in order to justify receiving coverage for services. Additionally, though I am qualified to diagnose the clients I work with, I believe strongly in the importance of focusing on strengths, growth, and healing, instead of labeling symptoms and pathologizing behavior—this is especially true for children, as it can be difficult for them to escape from the stigma of diagnoses received in childhood as they grow older—and insurance companies require a diagnosis to cover services. For these reasons, I choose not to accept insurance at the present time. If you choose to pursue out-of-network coverage with your insurance carrier, I am open to providing you with the diagnosis and service codes necessary to receive reimbursement. Many people choose to pay for services through Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts, which typically do not require a diagnosis or limit services in any way. Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Federal Notice as of January 1, 2022
- You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call the Colorado Division of Insurance at 303-894-7490 or 1-800-930-3745.
My office is located on land that was once inhabited by the Tséstho’e (Cheyenne), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) Native American tribes, and as an individual who now profits off of the colonization of their lands, I choose to donate a portion of my monthly earnings to First Nations Development Institute as an acknowledgement of the reparations owed.