Frequently Asked Questions

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 adult children of emotionally immature parents, as well as overwhelming stress and the revitalization of numbed lives. I have a regular 4-session coaching package for general coaching, and a specialized coaching package for those with emotionally immature parents. My in person 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.To be absolutely clear, I do NOT accept clients as a psychotherapist. This model of healing by multiple therapists working cooperatively towards a common end–your ultimate vitality and purposefulness–is highly effective in my experience. 

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 real or virtual office.

I’m actually in a fairly good place, I just want to become even healthier, more whole. How do you work with this?

Welcome to coaching! Lifecoaching is designed for those who want to further enhance their lives. I myself have benefitted greatly from other life coaches as I’ve made significant transitions in my life, and have found that, along with clarifying the presenting issue and goal through practical problem solving, parts work (similar to IFS) and narrative therapy,  can be extremely helpful. Bodywork includes Somatic Experiencing and CranioSacral Therapy to help regulate the body, allowing people to slow down and think more clearly. It also unearths hidden negative beliefs and stressful experiences, where they lives, in the body. My clients 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 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 at least a bi-weekly basis for coaching, and on a weekly basis for bodywork. Particularly if you struggle to get in, stay in, your body, this work will be much more effective if you build some momentum. After this, 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: coaching to clarify and advance towards measurable goals, body work, and medicine sessions.  A Release of Information will also need to be signed, so that other members of your care team and I can communicate as needed.

What is your fee?

My coaching/consultation package of four sessions is $1000, although the specialized coaching for adult children of emotionally immature parents, both individual and group, is different.

Unfortunately, there is a dearth of skilled somatic therapists in the Greater Denver area who provide contact work and have a solid clinical understanding of how the body holds stress, and the skills to manage the unhappy surprises that may show up.  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 $375.

Do you accept insurance or sliding scale?

Some insurance and HSAs do cover my LMT services, as well as lifecoaching. Please check with your insurance to see if this accommodates your needs. 

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, unless you’re interested in addressing the impact your emotionally immature parent/s had on you (in which case, click here) and tell me a little more about yourself!