Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your office located?
My office is located in the Lowry neighborhood in Denver, in the Iris Building at 8158 E 5th Avenue, Denver, CO 80230 - Suite #280.
What are your hours?
I meet face-to-face with clients on Sundays at any time between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Mondays between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. I also clients throughout the week via telehealth/online.
What will the first counseling session look like for an individual client?
During our 50 minutes together, time will be spent to understand who you are as a person and what led to you picking up the phone (or typing an email) to reach out to me. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. My guess is you are asking yourself “who is this guy and can he really help me?” and my goal is to answer as fully as I can. Most clients tell me our 50 minutes flew by and they felt better having the bravery to reach out.
What does the first session of couples counseling look like?
Although I am willing to meet with couples on a session to session basis, I highly suggest couples commit to the first five sessions up front as a sign of commitment to this process. Our first meeting will be 75 minute session together. During this time, I want to hear what brought you together as a couple and what you feel are the root of your struggles as a couple. Then, I will meet with each of you individually for 50 minutes. While our work begins on day one of our meeting, the fourth session will bring the couple together along with me to start exploring challenges and solutions.
How often should I be coming to therapy?
For individuals, as we start our work together, I suggest coming every week for the first three visits. After that, I find clients meeting every other week to be a good rate. I have clients who have met with me five times and received the support they needed and clients who have been seeing me off and on for years.
For couples, I have had clients get the help they needed in as few as five sessions; however, most clients need between 8 to 20 sessions to see the results of the work we will do together.
How long will I have to be in therapy?
I tell all my clients that my goal is to provide you the relief as fast as I can. Although I will never rush someone out of therapy, I make a commitment to stay focused on the goals to continue our work together.
I see you work with ADHD and Specific Learning Disabilities, I need to find someone to do an evaluation, can you help me?
My work focuses on providing therapy and/or counseling as a result of these struggles and I do not provide formal assessments in these areas. If this is needed for school or work, I highly suggest reaching out to a psychologist or psychiatrist to help with these assessment needs. I can also offer referrals.
What is the difference between psychotherapy and counseling and are you a counselor or therapist?
To put simply, there are no differences between these terms. Keep in mind that these are all interchangeable terms and I’m willing to use the language that best fits with you. If you want me to be your counselor or therapist, great. If you want to say you are coming to counseling or therapy, amazing, way to own it.
Am I crazy or abnormal because I am coming to counseling?
First, I do not like either of those words. We all need support at different times in our lives. There are things in life that are hard and require processing, so it is healthy and brave to reach out. My practice is here to help you in these times.
What is the best way to meet with you as fast as possible?
Although you can fill out a contact form here on this website, or call me at 720-897-5762, the best way is to book an online appointment here for a Sunday or Monday. Please note, you must receive a confirmation email from me to confirm on the schedule. This is a great way to get on my schedule. If you would like a free 20-minute phone consultation, please reach out via the contact form at the bottom of this page with a few times that will work for you and I will do my best to accommodate.
I get confused what all these letters behind people’s names, can you help explain?
There are different approaches within the helping field such a psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and Professional Counselors like myself. For me, all my letters are in the field of Professional Counseling, which has a focus on prevention, empowerment, and wellness. Therefore, my PhD means I have a doctorate and the focus of this was in counselor educator and supervision. The LPC means I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, which is the highest level in Colorado for professional counseling. The NCC means I am a Nationally Certified Counselor.
What are your fees and do you work with insurance?
My rates are as follows:
Individual 50-Minute Session = $135
Couples 75 Minute Session = $185
5-Session Couples Package = $500
If you have insurance, I have partnered with Sondermind. This partnership allows me to focus on doing great therapy and let someone else charge the insurance. Because of my limited availability, I am currently not accepting sliding scale at this time. I highly encourage clients who are needing reduced rates to reach to www.khesedwellness.com.
Upon request, I can provide you a statement containing all necessary information for you to seek reimbursement from your insurance for service by an out-of-network provider.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure to cancel at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, you will be charged the full rate for the session.
How do I pay?
I accept cash, check, or credit card. Please make checks out to O’Malley Counseling LLC.