Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your office?
My office is located at The Eating Disorder Foundation (EDF) at 1901 East 20th Avenue, Denver, CO 80205. The neighborhood has abundant street parking. I am neither an employee nor a representative of EDF, but they’re a wonderful organization that I’m happy to endorse:
How much do you cost?
As my client, you’re not paying for me to care about you – that care is mutually cultivated and not transactional – what you’re paying for is time. Currently, the rate for counseling and coaching is $130 per 60-minute session or $195 per 90-minute session. Sliding-scale rates are available for a limited number of clients. Please contact me for speaking and workshop rates.
Do you take insurance?
I’m an “out-of-network” provider, which means I don’t work directly with insurance companies. That said, I’m happy to provide you with invoices that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
How can I pay?
I accept cash, check, and credit/debit cards, as well as HSA accounts.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to reschedule your appointment, I ask that you give me at least a 48-hour heads-up or you’ll be charged for the appointment in full. That said, I get that emergencies happen, and I’m always willing to negotiate exceptions on an individual, per time basis.
Do I have to have an eating disorder to work with you?
Absolutely not! I welcome folks who may be working with all manner of challenges around food and body, as well as those with anxiety, depression, grief, or difficult life transitions. I also work with artists, performers, and highly sensitive individuals. Perhaps you don’t have ‘food or body issues’ but struggle to nourish yourself in other ways. Your situation doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s in order to merit loving support.
Will you help me lose weight?
I use a Health At Every Size ® (HAES ®) approach, which means I’m committed to neither idealizing nor pathologizing specific weights. So, no, I don’t support dieting, and I don’t work on ‘achieving’ weight loss, but I can meet you exactly where you are in your own process with unconditional acceptance and understanding.
How do I find the right therapist?
I believe there are as many different styles of therapy as there are therapists in the world, and I also believe that the relationship between therapist and client is the most important factor in helpful talk therapy. That’s why I encourage folks to “play the therapy field,” and why I’m happy to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation so we can get to know each other before we meet. Remember, it’s totally okay to meet with more than one person so you can find the style that works best for you.
What’s the difference between counseling and coaching?
Coaching allows for a more collaborative journey and doesn’t include certain retrospective processing, such as trauma work. In general, coaching is more strength-focused, future-oriented, and concerned with skill-building, mentorship, and self-efficacy. If you’d like to learn more about the distinction between psychotherapy and coaching, please see the following article:
What’s your therapeutic approach?
I use a combination of mindfulness-based, transpersonal, somatic, creative, and existential therapeutic modalities. My principal drive is to increase the degree to which others can experience self-kindness and self-compassion. These values underlie everything I do – my own personal work and the work I do with others. I believe that by investing in these ideals, we create the opportunity for more kindness and compassion interpersonally and throughout the world.