Welcome to Flow Counseling!

I'm looking forward to working with you to help you feel more at peace, joyful or satisfied about your new life situation. Working together we'll find specific tools to help you manage the stress and other challenges that are limiting yourself, as well as your professional and personal life, so that you can feel like your better self again.

You will find below some key practical information about my practice and answers to the questions clients frequently ask me.

Also below is a link to our Welcome Packet that provides easily accessible information about my practice as well as some additional resources for you to get started on your healing path.


Rates

I offer a free 20-min consultation for new clients.

$135 per 50-min session for individual therapy

$150 per 50-min session for couples therapy

I also offer longer sessions at a pro-rated rate.


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.

Victim's Compensation


Insurance/EAP

I'm an in network provider for Cigna members.

I also accept other insurances as an out-of-network provider.

Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:

•   Do I have mental health insurance benefits?

•   What is my deductible and has it been met?

•   How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?

•   What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

•   Is approval required from my primary care physician?

•   Does my plan cover individual and couples counseling?

I can issue you an invoice with the appropriate code for insurance submission, per request.


Reduced Fee

Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.


Payment

Cash, checks and all major credit cards accepted for payment


Cancellation Policy

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.


My office is conveniently located off of Colorado Blvd. and I-25 in Denver, Colorado in the Centerpoint II building. 

I also offer appointments on a more limited-basis in my Littleton CO office.

Office Location

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Your First Session

The first therapy session may feel intimidating. You're not sure what to expect.

Our first session is an introduction when we start forming a trusting relationship together.

The first couple of sessions help me assess how I can help you best. I want to get to know you better, and you get to ask me any questions you may have.  It will be very interactive and collaborative, and you will usually leave with a few practical tools to help you cope better with your current feelings and experience. I want the session to be useful to you.


Therapy Duration

How long will it take to feel better?

You may feel some relief after the first few sessions and see noticeable changes after 3-4 months. However, "it depends" remains the best answer to this question.

Depending on what you want to work on in therapy, what your goals are, how determined you are to make improvements in your life, therapy length can go from a few sessions if using EMDR for some specific issues, to 6-12 months on average to see some lasting results. 

Sometimes people leave too soon and end up having to come back later on. They experienced some positive changes, are happy with it but didn't give themselves the time to fully integrate it in their lives, so the benefits don't last.

Together, we will talk about the right time to end. But know that as much as I will enjoy working with you, my goal is to help you as quickly as possible.


Therapy with me

What does therapy with me look like?

My approach is very collaborative, interactive and respectful.

I consider you are the expert of your own experience. I'm here to guide you and help you get unstuck. You are always in control of the pace of the work we do together.

I'm trained in somatic therapy, which means that I incorporate a lot of our non-verbal communication in my work. A gesture, a breath, a tone of voice can be very telling and helpful to get to the core of your difficulties and find the right tools to help you alleviate your pain.

My approach is also present-moment based for the most part. We will talk about your past but mainly as a reference point to focus on your present challenges. 

I tend to offer practical tools specific to you. We may practice them first together, then let you try them out in your everyday life to see what works and what doesn't.


Online Counseling

Do you offer online therapy? 

Yes. I also provide online counseling for people living in the states of Colorado and California, and outside the United States. I use a secure video system called Vsee.

Online therapy offers more flexibility and continuity of care if, for example, you travel often, are a new mom, or have difficulties moving around. It’s also a good alternative in case of inclement weather.

If you’re a Colorado resident, I'm required to meet with you in person first and occasionally during the length of our work together.


Ending Therapy

What happens if I want to stop therapy?

Ideally, we would come that decision together. However, you are always in control and can choose to end therapy when you wish. While you are not required to have a termination session, or even a conversation about ending therapy, it can be HIGHLY beneficial to wrap up in this way.

I know many times it’s easier to avoid the phone call, e-mail or session you worry would be awkward. Being able to openly express yourself and your need to end can be an opportunity to practice feeling empowered and showing up in your life when you feel uncomfortable, which may be something you had a hard time doing in the past. Also, know that I’ve never had an awkward termination session or conversation. And I believe my clients would say the same.


Contact

Want to make an appointment? I'd love to hear from you. Find out how to get in touch.

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