I currently provide counseling services through Liminal Counseling, located in Room 9 on the second floor of 146 W. 5th Ave, Denver, CO 80204, on the corner of Bannock and W. 5th Ave in the Baker district of Denver, one block from Denver Health.
The building is a cream-and-purple Victorian-style house that has been renovated for offices. Parking is on the street, and there’s also a bus stop at Broadway and W. 5th Ave.
Some notes about the building:
- Unfortunately, the building is not handicap accessible and is exempt from regulations. I am working to find an alternate location for clients who cannot navigate a set of stairs, but until then, please contact me for referrals if you need a handicap-accessible building.
- Please do not smoke anywhere on the premises, including on the porch or building perimeter.
- Bicycles are not allowed inside the building, but you may lock your bike on the porch or to the west of the porch with your own chain and lock.
I am in the office on weekdays, and have both daytime and evening availability Monday through Friday. Specific hours change too often to list here, but we’ll figure out a time slot that works for both of us through the phone consultation.
Fees and Payment
What do you charge?
My standard rate is $120.00 per therapeutic hour. There is some flexibility around the fee based on your ability to pay. If we can’t find a fee that works for both of us, I can refer you to many other highly qualified therapists.
Do you take insurance?
Unfortunately I do not take insurance at this time. If you would like to pay using out-of-network insurance, you’d pay the full $120.00 fee and I’ll give you an invoice to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
An important note on Medicaid:
If you are on Medicaid, you must see a Medicaid provider, even if you are willing or able to pay out-of-pocket for a non-Medicaid provider. Seeing a non-Medicaid provider when you are on Medicaid risks hefty fines for both you and the provider. You can find a therapist who takes Medicaid by searching through Psychology Today’s therapist directory.
How do I get started with counseling?
The best way to get in touch with me is by sending an email. You can also call me at (720) 580-3024, but as is standard for the therapy world, all my calls go to voicemail and I’ll return your call within 24 hours (excepting weekends).
Next, we’ll set up a free phone consultation, which will take 10-20 minutes. I’ll call you and get some basic information from you about your reasons for seeking therapy, your contact information, a basic health history, financial information to set an appropriate fee if you are unable to pay the full fee, and what you’re looking for in therapy, as well as figuring out our first session if you decide you want to go forward with therapy. This is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you have for me.
Finally, I will send you an email confirming your first appointment, as well as providing some directions and a couple forms for you to fill out.
What can I expect from my first session?
The first session can run longer than the standard 50-minute therapeutic hour. Schedule two hours just in case, though the session may run anywhere between 50 minutes and 1 hr 50 minutes, depending on how long it takes for us to get through the initial paperwork.
We’ll go through the legal paperwork and intake forms first, then transition to the deeper part of the session, getting a broad overview of your history, supports and risks, current situation, and family background. This provides a foundation for our work together.
I like to keep things fairly focused for the first session. You don’t know me yet, and have no reason to trust me with your most vulnerable stories; it’s important for your emotional safety to build a therapeutic relationship first before we dive into the deep end.
The second and sometimes third sessions are also fairly light. We’ll go through a few basic assessments that I give to every single one of my clients, and then we’ll work together to develop three goals for your therapy.
How private is what I share in therapy?
Therapists are governed by strict ethical and legal codes around privacy. All of your information shared is confidential with a few exceptions. As a therapist, I am a mandated reporter, which means I am required to report:
- current child abuse or neglect
- at-risk elder abuse or neglect
- if you are an immediate danger to yourself
- if you are an immediate danger to others or a location where others might be
What happens if we run into each other outside the therapy room?
Denver is strangely small for such a large city, and it’s possible we’ll come across each other when we’re out and about. To protect your confidentiality, I will pretend I don’t know you and won’t approach you. If you wish to approach me, that’s perfectly fine and I will then interact, but it’s your choice! I will still not say how I know you, in order to preserve your confidentiality as a client. If you wish to divulge that I’m your therapist, that’s yours to share, not mine.
Can we be friends after I’m done with therapy?
Dual relationships – where a therapist and client have another relationship of some kind outside the therapy room – are considered unethical and harmful. I can’t take friends of mine as clients, and I also can’t be friends with my clients outside of the therapy room, even after therapy has ended.