Integral Counseling Center, LLC

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Carl Jung said that therapy is about having a "corrective emotional experience". Therapy is just that. It corrects for those areas in one's life that are out of balance, or are not working quite right, or that need correction. Therapy is also transformative, changing the way we see ourselves, the world around us and the people in our lives. It gives us a new and clearer perspective.

From gaining a clearer perspective, "doing the work" of therapy allows us to walk along our chosen path with a minimum of interruptions or obstacles that interfere with the achievement of our goals. It is a great gift, to be able to make choices that are based on our own conscious wants and needs as adults; truly free from the encumbrances of unconsciousness. Becoming one's own unique self is truly the way to happiness and self-fulfillment, and is a major goal of this work

Many people have questions about the process of counseling. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.


What populations do you work with?

I work mainly with adults (age 18 and up), individuals, couples, and families.

How does counseling work?

People seek counseling for many different reasons: a crisis, a loss, a major life change, to sort things out to have a happier life, or to improve relationships. Counseling begins with an initial meeting to gather information and history in order to develop a plan to meet each individual's/family's needs. Counseling may include individual, group, and/or family sessions.

How long does it take?

Each session lasts typically 50 minutes. We will establish a schedule based on specific needs. A person may come to counseling once or twice or may choose to continue counseling until they have met their goals for life improvement.

How much does counseling cost?

Each 50-minute individual session costs will be determined based on the type of therapy we determine together will best fit your needs. Fees will be collected at the end of each session.

Will what I share be kept private?

All of our conversations are completely confidential (except where mandated otherwise by law, as in the case of child abuse and/or elder abuse or imminent danger to yourself or others).

What kind of training do you have?

I have a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in Couples and Family Counseling. In addition, have a Master’s degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis in Couples and Family counseling. For additional information regarding my training and career history please see vitae.

What is an LPC?

The term LPC stands for Licensed Professional Counselor. In order to obtain licensure, a counselor has to first pass the National Counseling Exam (NCE). Next the counselor has to perform 2000 hours of counseling services while under the direct supervision of another licensed professional. The purpose of the LPC requirements is to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities viewed as important for providing effective counseling services. The intent is to assess cognitive knowledge and practical skills which should be known by all counselors regardless of their individual professional specialties.

What agency licenses Professional Counselors (LPC) in Colorado?

The practice of both licensed and unlicensed persons in the field of psychotherapy is regulated by the Colorado State Departments of Regulatory Agencies. See: www.dora.state.co.us

How many counseling sessions will I need?

The number of sessions depends on several factors, including but not limited to the goals for therapy, the severity of the issues encountered, and of course, the client's willingness to actively participate.

What if I have to cancel my counseling session?

There is no charge for any session cancelled 24 or more hours prior to the scheduled time. However, sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a $50 fee.

Will my insurance company pay for counseling?

Many insurance plans reimburse for some portion of psychotherapy. Please direct questions about reimbursement amounts and timeliness to your insurance company. I am not contracted (in network, preferred provider) with any insurer. I will provide a receipt for the counseling service at the time of the appointment that may be used to submit for reimbursements upon request. Please note that I do not complete any insurance paperwork.

Why Don't You Accept Insurance?

Choice: The client and I are in charge of goals, length of treatment, and therapeutic choices.

Savings: You pay less because I don’t spend valuable hours on insurance paperwork.

Privacy: Insurance requires diagnosis to authorize treatment. These negative labels can follow a client through life and interfere with insurability later. Your files are NOT shared with anyone.

Where is your office and what are your hours?

My office is located at 421 21st Avenue, Suite 210, Longmont Colorado. Click here for a map and for directions to my office. I have daytime, evening, and some weekend appointments available. Please call or e-mail me for availability. Call me at (303) 249-8228 or contact me using the Email link.

 

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