Frequently Asked Questions
Colorado CBT is located at:
2727 Bryant St
Denver, CO 80211
Our office is in the Jefferson Park neighborhood which is adjacent to LOHI. Cross-streets are Bryant Street and 27th avenue. There is free visitor parking directly outside the building and ample free street parking surrounding the building.
There are several things to consider when deciding if you’d like to use your insurance for therapy sessions or leave insurance out of it and private pay.
- In order to bill your insurance, you must currently meet DSM-V diagnostic criteria for a mental health disorder.
- Yes really, your insurance will not reimburse sessions without a qualifying diagnosis. This comes as a shock to many who have used insurance for sessions previously but were not informed they were being diagnosed or were not informed as to what their prior diagnosis was. Every therapist at Colorado CBT will be transparent with you about your diagnosis or if you do not meet criteria for a diagnosis and therefore cannot use insurance for sessions.
- If you use your insurance for sessions, your mental health diagnosis will be a part of your medical record and this may impact applications for other types of insurance-the most common one we hear of it impacting is life insurance.
- Yes, we think this is BS too.
- If you use insurance for sessions, your insurance company may audit your Colorado CBT medical record including your treatment notes. It can feel uncomfortable knowing a large company can have access to personal details about your life. Your insurance company may also limit the number of sessions you’re able to receive each year.
- A perk! Your out-of-pocket expense will be less for sessions submitted to insurance than if you private pay for sessions.
- Your out-of-pocket expense may still be $60-$140/session if you have a high deductible plan and have yet to reach your deductible.
- Insurance reimbursement for therapy sessions is now more accessible than ever. Most insurance plans include robust mental health coverage if you’re okay with the aforementioned considerations.
Your amount due per session is based on five factors:
If you plan to use insurance for sessions either in-network or out-of-network, we encourage you to contact your insurance provider prior to the first session to learn the specifics of your insurance plan and to help you determine your amount due per session.
E-mail your specific therapist if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Failure to provide your therapist with sufficient notice of the cancel or reschedule will result in a fee.
Every therapist in the clinic has a set policy for cancellations and “no-shows” (when you’re scheduled for an appointment but do not attend). To avoid the fee associated with a late cancellation you must provide your therapist with notification within their cancellation window (24-48 hours before your appointment- time varies based on the therapist).
Sessions 1-3 are considered the initial assessment phase. During this time your therapist will be asking you a broad range of questions-everything from what your goals are for treatment to how’s your appetite, relationship history, and what was childhood was like. We ask a broad range of questions because this helps us to put the pieces of your life together and to learn how your brain works so we can implement the most effective strategies possible.
Once your treatment goals are set and the assessment is complete the treatment phase begins. You’ll then select which goal you’d like to address and your therapist will implement research backed interventions to help you transform your life.