Here are some questions we get asked a lot. Feel free to ask us more!
Will my insurance cover my therapy visits?
- We are self-pay and do not accept insurance. There are many reasons we do not accept insurance. Not accepting insurance allows us to focus on providing the best care to you. We have the time to be invested in each individual we see. Another reason we do not accept insurance is confidentiality. A priority we hold is protecting your privacy as a client. You can expect more privacy and control over your therapy when not using insurance. Insurance companies require a psychiatric diagnosis for insurance reimbursement. Most people do not realize that this diagnosis may become part of your permanent health records. Working with therapists out-of-network allows you to choose a therapist on your own and to attend therapy meetings as much as you choose. There may be limitations regarding frequency and duration of therapy when choosing in-network providers.
- Although we are not in-network with any private insurance, we are happy to provide a Superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If your insurance plan covers out-of-network providers, it is possible that our services may be eligible for partial reimbursement.
Do you have a sliding scale?
If you are concerned about your ability to afford counseling, let's discuss your situation. Depending on availability, as well as genuine and sincere financial need, we may be able to offer you a reduced price.
Your name is listed on my insurance's website. Why don't you accept my insurance?
Please double check the practice location address on your insurance company's website. Rooted Acorn Counseling's zip code is 80211. It is confusing. However, Rooted Acorn Counseling is a private practice and is not paneled (is not in-network) with any insurance company.
What is a GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE?
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees. Read the full notice here about the Good Faith Estimate to understand your rights.
What services do you provide?
We provide psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, older adults, and families.
LGBTQ+ affirming therapy? What does this mean?
We normalize and honor your individual experience. There is not a “one size fits all” approach. We view your identities as important and relevant to what will make you feel most comfortable and supported in therapy. We work hard to honor and create space for all aspects of your identity. We are also knowledgeable about correct language and LGBTQ+ history. We are committed to hearing your feedback about what you need from therapy. We are also committed to our own self-work and actively participate in learning opportunities (e.g., workshops, consultation) to not only stay informed, but to expand the ways we provide affirming therapy. If you have more questions about this, please ask!
What can I expect if I am straight and cisgender?
We provide therapy to anyone seeking personal growth and strive to be inclusive not exclusive. We concentrate on working with LGBTQ+ folks and we enjoy working with allies too! If you are a straight ally and you support equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBTQ+ social movements, then please reach out to talk more with us.
Are you seeing clients in-person?
At this time we are not. Many clients find video sessions to be convenient and an effective way to meet. If you have questions about video sessions please contact us for more information.
What is therapy like and what can I expect?
You can expect a process that consists of a first appointment/consultation, which is where you have the opportunity to share what brings you to therapy. Following this appointment, the journey begins.
What is Sharon's approach to therapy?
Sharon’s approach to therapy is primarily based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) consists of behavioral interventions and is based on principles of behavioral science. The goals are to help people live a life that has vitality and that is aligned with what matters the most to them. ACT is about making space for those parts of life that are painful, so that the fullness of life can be experienced. ACT interventions involve learning new ways of coping with painful thoughts, feelings, painful memories and/or physical sensations. Some of the skills cultivated and/or outcomes in therapy may include: values exploration and identification, learning more about emotions and how they show up for you/your child, skills in mindfulness and emotional regulation, development of compassion for self and others, and more meaningful connections with others.
What is Lindsay's approach to therapy?
- Lindsay’s approach to therapy is varied and based in Trauma Specific therapies such as EMDR and as well as psychodynamic psychotherapy.
- Lindsay also employs tools from Internal Family Systems, an evidence-based model specifically for healing internal wounds.
What is Internal Family Systems (IFS)?
Internal Family Systems (IFS) is an evidence-based model of psychotherapy specifically focused on healing internal wounds. IFS views the self as containing parts that are in conflict and works to develop self-leadership skills to heal wounds and care for the different parts of the self.
What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an evidence-based therapy that assists a person with reprocessing traumatic memories and feelings.
what is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
The goal of psychodynamic psychotherapy is to explore current experiences within the context of past experiences.