Who should I see for Counseling?

Our therapists are trained in various methods, techniques and areas of therapy. See our About Us page for more information about each of our therapists. If you are unsure about who may be the best fit, feel free to call (303) 797-5596 and leave a message for our intake coordinator or email jeannine@summitcounsel.com .

What should I expect?

Your first session is focused on getting to know your therapist and finding out more about the counseling process. This is the time to ask any questions you may have. We recommend arriving a few minutes early and getting a cup of coffee or tea while filling out the intake packet, or you can print it at home, fill it out, and bring it to your first appointment (New Client Paperwork). The receptionist will let your counselor know that you have arrived if your appointment is during business hours. If your appointment is after hours, your counselor will arrange  to assist you in entering the building.

Sessions last for 45-50 minutes. Sessions may be weekly, biweekly, or monthly depending on what you and your therapist think is best. You may decide to set up a regular recurring appointment day and time which can be determined during your session.

At Summit, we understand that each client is unique and we work to accommodate and serve you. Our belief is that counseling is a collaborative process and we will seek your input about schedule, goals, methods for achieving goals and length of treatment.

If you determine that Summit Counseling is not a good fit, please let us know and we are happy to provide quality referrals in the community. You are always entitled to a second opinion or to leave counseling at any time as participation is voluntary.

Are counseling sessions confidential?

Summit Counseling follows all legal and ethical guidelines regarding client confidentiality. Generally, everything you share in your session is confidential. It is important for you to know that there may be some exceptions to this.

All counselors are mandatory reporters meaning that we are legally required to report child abuse or neglect and elder abuse or neglect. If abuse issues are disclosed in session, your counselor may have to report this information to the appropriate authorities.

In the event that a client is at risk of harming himself/herself or someone else then the counselor must break confidentiality and notify the appropriate authorities in order to keep the client and others safe.

If you give us written consent to release your information then we can share whatever is needed with whomever you designate on the form.

Some of our counselors are under supervision for licensure, which may affect confidentiality. Please talk to your individual counselor to find out more about their confidentiality requirements.

Also, at Summit Counseling we have a confidentiality policy that allows us to share information  within Summit, so that we can have a treatment team approach. We are cautious in how we share information and only do so to improve the care we give our clients. If you do not want your information shared with other members of the Summit team, let your counselor know in writing. The Summit administrative team will have access to your billing and contact information for those purposes. This information will not be exchanged with any party outside of Summit Counseling.

Your Protected Health Information with the exception of billing/attendance information is maintained only by your individual counselor. If you need file information, please contact you counselor.

How much does counseling cost?

We offer an income-based sliding scale making us an affordable choice for your counseling needs.

Do you accept insurance?

Some of our counselors accept insurance, mainly BHI Medicaid and Mines and Associates. We accept and can assist you with Victim Compensation as an alternative funding source. Please call our office to see if you may qualify for Victim Compensation.

We are in the process of working with additional insurance companies, so please call if you’d like more specific information about your insurance coverage. Some insurance companies will also reimburse for therapy if you submit receipts. At Summit, we are able to provide you with the necessary information to seek reimbursement. We are also willing to call to verify benefits and inquire about out-of-network coverage.

Alternatively, many insurance plans require a copay that is similar to our fees for sessions and when billing insurance we are required to provide a diagnosis code. For this reason, we offer our sliding scale structure and try to protect our client’s information by not billing insurance unless requested.

How are payments made?

You will provide payment to your therapist at the time of service. Cash, checks (made out to Summit Counseling) and all major credit cards are accepted. There is a small fee for some credit card payments. We can work out individual payment plans, so speak with your therapist if you would like to structure your payments in a specific way.

Where are you located?

Our main office is located at I-25 and County Line Road, just East of Park Meadows Mall. Our address is:

400 Inverness Parkway Suite 200

Englewood, CO 80112

We have additional offices in Castle Rock, Lakewood, and Southeast Aurora (near Southlands Mall) for your convenience.

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