10200 West 44th Avenue, Suite 400b
Wheatridge, CO 80033
Thursdays only 11A-7P
Fax: (303) 975-4936
10090 Garrison Street, Suite 106
Westminster, CO 80021
Monday, Tuesday 11A-7P
Fax: (303) 975-4936
Please send all correspondence to the Westminster office only at the above address.
If you have psychiatric emergency during non-business hours, please present yourself to the nearest emergency room for an evaluation. The following hospitals will do psychiatric evaluations or assessments for free 24 hours/7 days per week. This may save you money, as an emergency room visit can be quite costly. If you do not meet the criterion for admission, the hospital cannot and will not hospitalize you. You can drop in, but it is advised that you call the following numbers to schedule an assessment.
Centennial Peaks Hospital: Louisville, CO: (303) 673-9990
Highlands Behavioral Health System: Littleton, CO: (720)-316-1171
Making an Appointment:
Appointment times are available Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 11AM to 6PM (starting times). Sessions are 50 minutes long, unless a longer time is requested. Occasionally I will see someone at 10AM. Appointments can be made by calling 303-929-4205. Registration and assessment forms are under the tab “Intake Forms” and can be filled out prior to the first session. You may also fill out this simple form, and Denice will contact you as soon as possible. Or you may email any questions to Denice@TLCCounseling.com
If you are not sure that you need therapy at this time, please feel free to give Denice a call and discuss this with her. She can offer you either a free half-hour "in person" or on the phone appointment to determine if therapy would be best for you at this time.
Fees and Insurances:
FULL FEE RATES:
Currently my fees are $105 per 50 minute session (individual) and $110.00 per 50 minute session (marital/family). There is a $5.00 additional charge for the first session. Payment is expected upon each visit, by cash, check or credit card, (although I do prefer cash and check). All types of credit cards are accepted. My fees may change, so please check with me in person before you confirm your appointment.
I am contracted only with Anthem (Blue Cross, Blue Shield) Insurance, and do all the billing for each session. There is a type of Medicare through Anthem that I am also contracted with. You are responsible for calling your insurance in advance of your first appointment so that you know if you have a deductible, what your co-pay is before and after the deductible, how many sessions you have per year. You may also need to know if you need a special authorization for services prior to the first appointment. It is important to call first, as some insurances have different companies that carry the mental health portion of their benefits, for which I may not be a provider.
OTHER INSURANCES and OUT OF NETWORK:
If you are not covered by Anthem, but do have another insurance, I may be able to still work with you. Insurances often have out of network benefits that reimburse you less than they would for an in-network therapist, but often this is enough to make therapy affordable. The way it works is that you reimburse me for each session at the time of the session at the full fee rate. I will give you a slip which you can send into your insurer, and if they pay out of network benefits, they will later reimburse you whatever portion that they have agreed to do so, anywhere from 10-60% of what you pay me, depending on the insurer. This may take up to three months with some insurers. It is in your best interest to check with your insurance company to see if they will reimburse you for an out of network provider in advance, so that you can know what to expect. This does not apply to Medicaid and Medicare, as I do not accept those insurances and they do not pay out of network benefits. If you have workman's comp, or victim's comp or another compensation of some kind, I usually accept these depending on the situation. Please check with those companies first to see if I am a provider, and let me know in advance before we set up the first appointment that this is your insurance coverage.
Please remember to bring your insurance card to the first session, and if possible, a copy of both the front and back of the card along with your method of payment.