Kelly Hill, M.A.  Psychotherapist - 303-834-0394        lifeempowermentcenter1@gmail.com.com
Fees for Services

Regular Individual Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost:

      $125 for individuals 
      $135 for couples
      $65 for 90 minute groups

SHOW YOUR STUDENT ID AND RECEIVE INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS FOR A DISCOUNTED SLIDING-SCALE FEE.  SLIDING SCALE FEES ARE AVAILABLE TO THOSE IN FINANCIAL NEED.

I OFFER A FREE 30 MINUTE CONSULTATION FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET TO KNOW ME BEFORE MAKING A DECISION ABOUT THERAPY.

I also have a special and profound  NLP Breakthrough program that is tailored to meet your specific needs over several months and is offered at a flat rate fee. Please see the NLP Breakthrough session section of this website for more information.

Feel free to call me or contact me on my website so that we can meet each other and discuss your needs, goals and expectations for therapy. If I am unable to meet your specific needs, I will do everything I can to refer you to someone who is able to assist you. 

Payment for all sessions is expected at the time of service.  I am only able to accept cash or check payments at this time, but will be set up to accept major credit cards in the near future.  I have a 48 hr. cancellation policy which requires full payment for missed appointments with the exception of sudden illness and inclement weather. 


Reasons to Pay Cash for Your Psychotherapy Rather Than Using Insurance: (adopted from bourldertherapistguild.com)

You want privacy.
Whenever insurance is used, some information (such as your diagnosis) is available to the insurance company and, at times, to employers. Managed care companies often ask for detailed personal information about clients in order to make payment decisions. This judgmental review can undermine the sense of privacy necessary for effective psychotherapy. When clients pay for psychotherapy out of pocket, there is no loss of privacy to managed care companies, insurance companies or employers.

You want to choose your own therapist.
Many insurance companies limit the choice of therapists. Some of these 'preferred providers' offer good treatment, keep their clients' interests foremost, and try to keep treatment brief without sacrificing quality. At times, however, the insurance company asks the preferred providers to divide their loyalty between the client and the insurance company. Many clients prefer to choose their psychotherapist personally and avoid seeing a therapist with a potential conflict of interest between the client and the insurance company. Other clients may want to work with a therapist who was highly recommended but may not be on the company or preferred provider list.

You want to choose the type and length of treatment.
Managed care programs often limit the choice of therapy. While some interfere very little with the consumer's choice of type or length of therapy, others make many of the important treatment decisions - the length of treatment, the type of therapy, the use of medication and referral to self-help groups instead of professional services. Some companies provide only ultra-brief therapy and referrals. Self-paying for therapy may be necessary in order to receive the type and length of treatment needed.

You don't want a managed care employee making judgments about you.
When managed care is responsible for payment, they have the power to influence your treatment. A company employee evaluates your motivation, the severity of your problem, and your progress, and makes treatment recommendations. The therapist must take the company's recommendations into consideration or risk losing the contract to work with the company altogether. Many clients prefer paying for their own treatment to eliminate influence from an outsider.

You don't want to be labeled, or stigmatized
Whenever insurance is used for psychotherapy, the treatment must be 'medically necessary', which means that your therapist must give you a psychiatric "diagnosis." When you pay directly, you may seek consultation from a mental health professional for any reason you choose. People use therapy for personal growth, for help coping with stressful life situations, and for marriage and family difficulties, as well as for chronic and serious psychological problems.
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