What are some things about your practice I need to know in determining whether you’re a good fit for me?
It’s always a good idea to read some of my articles first. After being in clinical practice for over two decades, I’ve brought my focus to two main areas. Primarily, I provide coaching and consultation in my areas of expertise, addressing overwhelming stress, the revitalization of numbed lives, and the healing from Borderline and Narcissistic parents. My practice also favors those who desire bodywork and/or psychedelic work in order to work directly with the effects of overwhelming stress and trauma. I’m happy to provide complementary care as you work with the psychotherapist of your choice. This model of healing by multiple therapists working cooperatively towards a common end–your ultimate vitality and purposefulness–is highly effective in my experience. My work is also geared to helping clients move towards their goal as quickly as possible; if you believe that you will need regular sessions over a long period of time to do the work of healing, again I would encourage you to consider me in a complementary capacity.
I like your website, and think you might be a good choice for me: what’s my first step?
First, I meet with all potential clients. This meeting lasts for twenty-five minutes, at no cost to you. We’ll talk for a bit to see if I’m appropriate for you. When we meet, you’ll have an opportunity to ask me what you need to know in order to make a well-informed decision, to get a sense of who I am and what I might offer you, and see how comfortable you are in my office.
What are some pointers to keep in mind, so that I can get the most bang for my buck?
Show up, on time, ready for the work. If we’re meeting via Zoom, please set yourself up for success! A quiet room, where you will not be disturbed, as well as a solid wifi connection, is best.
I’ll give you something to think about, some activity or exercise to perform, after every session, so that you can bring our work into the life you want to improve. Do it.
If my approach isn’t working for you, let me know. Through my twenty-plus years in practice, I’ve become skilled in multiple areas, so I can certainly adjust my approach to better serve your needs.
Due to the somatic nature of my healing approach, it is important that you make time for the first four weeks to come on a weekly basis. Particularly if you struggle to get in, stay in, your body, this work will be much more effective if you build some momentum. After the first four weeks, we’ll explore a schedule that works for you. We’ll also check in to see if my approach is right for you.
Recognize that the work we’ll be doing is somatic (embodied). It digs deep, and actually impacts your body physically. If you don’t believe that you’re open to somatic work, or that it might be too much for you, be honest. I may not be the right person for you. You decide whether it’s worth a try. I also incorporate a variety of other modalities, including parts work and Neurolinguistic Programing, to achieve quick results.
I’m already working with a therapist and am looking for complementary services. Would you be open to working with me and my therapist?
Absolutely! Throughout my practice, I’ve enjoyed working collaboratively with other therapists, providing specific modalities in support of their work with their clients: body work, as well as Ketamine/medicine sessions. To be absolutely clear, I do NOT accept clients as a primary therapist, should you come in initially as someone seeking complementary care. A Release of Information will also need to be signed, so that your primary therapist and I can communicate as needed.
I’m actually in a fairly good place, I just want to become even healthier, more whole. How do you work with this?
Many of my clients include the bodywork, Voice Dialogue and other practices I offer as part of an overall plan for building a deeply fulfilling and meaningful life. They may do intensive work for a while, then not see me again for a month or a year, until they want to include my work to once again enhance their health and wellbeing. I absolutely welcome this as-desired (PRN) relationship, and look forward to exploring with you a unique plan that suits your needs.
What is your fee?
My coaching/consultation fee is $225 for a session, although you’re much more likely to get benefit from a series. For committed clients who want to focus on, and achieve, their desired goal I charge $800 for four sessions. If you’re seeking group-oriented classes, my fees are listed with the class description.
Unfortunately, there is a dearth of skilled somatic therapists in the Greater Denver area who provide contact work and have a solid clinical background. For a simple bodywork session, I charge $175 for a fifty-minute hour, and $250 for an 80-minute session.
My medicine sessions are done in two-hour blocks, at the rate of $400.
Do you accept insurance or sliding scale?
Some insurance and HSAs do cover my LMT services, as well as coaching. Please check with your insurance to see if this accommodates your needs. For those able to be reimbursed post-session, I provide a “superbill,” which has all the information you need in order to be reimbursed by your insurance company for using an out-of-network provider. I would advise that you check with your insurance to see what deductible and copay you would be responsible for, if you need to use your benefits.
I rarely accept sliding scale, and while I allocate a percentage of my client hours to serve well-motivated clients who can provide evidence of need, that percentage is usually satisfied fairly quickly. At this point in time, I do not have additional room for sliding scale clients.
Be well, and I look forward to meeting with you!
Feel free to set up a call for your initial consultation by clicking on my contact page, and tell me a little more about yourself!