Services and Fees

The foundation for effective therapy is the relationship between client and therapist. My role is to first listen and understand, and then help you identify your roadblocks to getting the life you want. You remain the expert on your life, but I offer a safe place to share thoughts and feelings without judgment and provide an objective perspective on your situation. While I will help you to identify areas for change and provide concrete, effective ideas for improvement, I recognize the complexity of the problems you face and the fact that there are often no easy solutions. I will never rush you to make a decision or take action before you are ready, but will help you to explore your options and find renewed energy to tackle your difficulties head on. Together we can create real, meaningful change.

As a generalist, I work with a wide variety of problems and concerns. I work with adults and adolescents seventeen and older. Some examples of issues I have successfully worked with include: 
  • Men's issues
  • Career indecision and other work-related stresses 
  • Sexual concerns
  • Marital and relationship difficulties
  • Financial issues (such as over- or under-spending)
  • Spiritual and religious concerns
  • Anger control and expression
  • Stress management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Difficulty feeling connected or finding meaning in life
  • Alienated and cut-off family relationships

Initial Consultation:
I provide a free 15 minute phone or in-person consultation for new clients. In order for you to get the most out of therapy you need to feel a good connection or "fit" with your therapist. Although I work effectively with most people and have helped many to improve their lives, I recognize that no therapist can be right for everyone. This meeting gives us a chance to get to know one another, discuss what you are hoping to get out of therapy, and explore how we can work together to accomplish your goals. If I am not quite the right fit for you, I am happy to help you find another therapist who matches better with your personality and needs.

Fees:
Individual Therapy: $120.00 per 50-60 minute session
Discernment Counseling: $250 for initial intake (includes two 20-30 minute phone appointments, one with each partner, PLUS a two-hour session in my office). Additional sessions are $180 for 90 minutes.This is designed to be a short term process of only one to five sessions.


Career Testing and Assessment: Determined on a case-by-case basis depending on what assessments are provided, number of sessions, and what additional services are needed.


For those who demonstrate financial need, services may be offered temporarily on a sliding scale basis. Fees will be reevaluated and adjusted every three months. See the last page of my Disclosure for details. 

Payments:
Clients may choose to pay by cash, check, or credit card at the time of service.  With the exception of Medicaid, Medicare and Victims Compensation I do not directly bill insurance companies, but gladly provide a billing statement to submit to an insurer for out-of-network reimbursement.  I am happy to discuss with you the benefits vs. drawbacks of using insurance for mental health care.

Appointments:
Call me at 720-263-1185 or e-mail me at Heather@DrHeatherSmith.com to arrange an appointment. Day and evening appointments are available Sunday through Wednesday.