WHAT HAPPENS IN COUNSELING?
Counseling can provide a variety of things: It’s a place to dump everything out so that someone else can help you organize it, it’s a place where thoughts and emotions can be deeply understood, and it’s a place where the underlying causes and forces of our decisions can be seen more clearly.
In counseling, we understand how our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors influence each other and we discover our expectations, values, and desires, and create goals to help us get to where we want to go.
Counseling is a place to understand our relationships; past, present, and future; with others and ourselves. More than anything, counseling is a hopeful place. A place we believe can foster growth, empower change, and bring holistic healing to individuals, couples, and families.
The first appointment is kind of a get-to-know-you session. Depending on the therapist’s style, this may be more or less formal. For many counselors, the first session is an attempt to get the “360 Degrees” on you, your life, and your relationships. For more information, click here.
Yes, possibly! We have clinicians on Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Aetna. Many clinicians also take Colorado Access Medicaid and Behavioral Health Inc Medicaid, which are the Medicaid providers for Denver, Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.
Yes. When you come to us with Medicaid coverage, you can know that you are getting the same level of care as a non-Medicaid client. We are all human and we all share the same struggles. How we pay for therapy is unimportant. The care we receive is paramount.
This depends on the therapist you see. Our clinicians are Independent Contractors so each counselor determines their own rates for each service they offer. Our suggested full fee as an organization is $140 per 50-60min session.
Going to therapy for strength, healing, clarity, discovery, personal development, and growth is one of the most courageous and wise things we can do. So, very simply, take that stance with your friend. Share with them your positive view of counseling. For more information, click here.