Become the Most Authentic You
Fio means “become” in Latin. Fio Counseling was born from the idea that to be human is to be on a journey of becoming: Becoming who you hope to be and becoming who you’ve always been. Trauma has a way of disconnecting us from ourselves. And yet, I believe we are hardwired to heal. Sometimes we simply need a compassionate witness to guide us back to ourselves and help us find a meaningful path forward. You don’t have to go it alone.
Anxiety has a way of making people feel defective. When the truth is, it’s a reflection of underlying realities that make a lot of sense. Anxiety is often our body’s way of communicating about emotions that feel too overwhelming to process or about experiences that have gotten stuck within us over time. Our nervous systems are designed to protect us from real or perceived threats. So as frustrating and exhausting as anxiety is, it’s rooted in your protection.
We’ll tune into what’s happening on the surface to find the root of your symptoms. Together, we’ll explore the adaptive role anxiety is playing in your life, and discover alternate ways of supporting your nervous system to deal with difficult experiences.
Anxiety may be…
- An echo of your past and your body’s way of keeping you safe in the aftermath of trauma.
- Connected to the big questions you have about yourself and the world.
- A reflection of the systems and societal constructs you live within.
Trauma is any experience that overwhelms our nervous system. It’s less about the event and more about what happens within us as a result of experiencing such painful and threatening moments alone. It happens to all of us, shaping how we live and love on every level.
Maybe you’ve noticed trauma disrupting your relationship with yourself. You feel a sense of distrust towards your body, mind, perception, and intuition. You feel disconnected from yourself or unsettled in your own skin.
Or maybe you’ve noticed trauma disrupting your relationships with others. You feel like you’re on the outside looking in. Closeness and security in relationships feel impossible or always out of reach.
You don’t have to stay stuck in survival mode or weighed down by shame. We’ll take a slow and gentle approach to update your nervous system and story. We’ll explore resources to help you feel safe in your body, tend to the parts of you that have been forgotten or abandoned, and find a pathway forward that empowers you to thrive.
Identity Exploration & Self-Esteem
Our relationships with ourselves might be the most important relationship we ever have. Knowing who we are and what we value provides a launch point for how we engage with the world around us. Though it’s easy to feel lost amidst life’s constant changes, it’s possible to feel confident in yourself and your body. It’s possible to set boundaries that honor your capacity and to prioritize your needs without feeling guilty.
We’ll carve out a space for you to ask the hard, scary questions and find deeper ways of understanding yourself. I’ll support you in creating your own road map for moving through milestones and navigating the ever-evolving experience of being human. You deserve to feel a sense of clarity about you and to show up as your whole, unique self.
- Be experiencing a career transition, becoming a mom, processing a medical diagnosis for yourself or a loved one, dealing with the deluge of injustices and tragedies happening globally and nationally, or searching for meaning amidst the ordinary and mundane.
- Be questioning your identity and worth on the other side of painful or sudden relationship endings, or as you emerge from abusive relationships.
- Feel unsure of your identity as it relates to your spirituality, sexuality, or gender.
- Extend kindness and acceptance towards everyone but yourself.
- Experience chronic insecurity and self-doubt.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Being able to collaborate with you about the type of treatment approach that will be the most helpful for you, rather than the insurance company dictating this.
- Being able to prioritize confidentiality and keep your records protected.
- You having a say about whether you receive a diagnosis or have that diagnosis on your health record.
It really just depends. Some women prefer to meet on a short-term basis (6 months – 1 year). Others appreciate longer-term support and expand the goals they want to address along the way. In any case, we’ll come up with a plan together about what duration of therapy feels most beneficial to you.
$125 for a 50 minute session.
Self-pay protects your sensitive information from insurance companies and it means our work together won’t be dictated by insurance.
I believe access to mental health support is a right, not a privilege. If my rate is not accessible to you, please ask about my sliding scale options during your free consult call.
If you decide to pursue therapy at Fio after your free consult call, we’ll schedule sessions at whatever pace feels good to you. Many clients start with a weekly rhythm and scale back to every other week as they go. This helps to establish our therapeutic connection and for you to build momentum at the beginning.
The first several sessions will consist of us continuing to get to know each other and build trust. We’ll review parts of your story that are important to the healing work you’re pursuing.
Along the way, we’ll check in often about how therapy is feeling, what resonates or doesn’t, and any adjustments that can be made to enhance your experience.
No matter where we’re at in our work together, you always have the final say on what we do or do not explore. Your voice matters the most in this process.
When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.
What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?
When you see a doctor other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs, such as copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a health care facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.
“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.
“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care—like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in- network facility butare unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.
You are protected from balance billing for:
Emergency services: If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of- network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in- network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.
Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center: When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections not to be balance billed.
If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance bill you, unless you give written consent and give up your protections.
You’re never required to give up your protections from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.
When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:
- You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities.
- Your health plan generally must:
- Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance(prior authorization).
- Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.
- Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.
- Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.
If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact 800-368-1019. Visit www.cms.go/nosurpises for more information about your rights under federal law.
A therapeutic relationship that feels safe and aligned with what’s important to you is foundational to experiencing the meaningful transformation you’re looking for from therapy.
The free consult call is an opportunity for us to connect and see if working together might be a good fit. You’re welcome to bring any questions or concerns to this time. I’ll also ask a bit about what led you to reach out and what you hope to address in therapy. Please note that this call is not therapy.
This is a zero-obligation call. If Fio feels like the right fit for you after we connect, we’ll schedule your first appointment as soon as you’re ready. If it doesn’t feel like the right fit, I can provide referrals for other therapists who might better align with the work you’re hoping to do.
Virtual therapy offers many of the same benefits as in-person therapy but without the hassle of traffic or getting a babysitter or rearranging your schedule. For many, it provides the convenience, comfort, and accessibility that in-person therapy may not. Fio is happy to provide an option for you to engage your story from the safety of your home. Our virtual sessions will take place through a secure, confidential video conferencing platform.
I take a holistic approach to therapy because I believe the mind, body, and soul are all connected. I pull from Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, Attachment theory, Polyvagal theory and Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). I’d be happy to share more about how these modalities may influence our work together during your free consult call.
Monday: 11a – 6p
Tuesday: 11a – 7p
Wednesday: 11a – 7p
Thursday: 11a – 5p
I’m currently offering in-person therapy in Denver (300 S Jackson St), and virtual therapy via a secure telehealth platform for folks living in Colorado.
Take the First Step
Having the right therapist join you on your healing journey can make all the difference.
Schedule a free 20-minute discovery call to determine if we’re the right fit.