How much do your services cost?
I am not in network with any insurance companies but can provide a superbill for you to submit for reimbursement through your out of network benefits.
Do you accept insurance?
I am not in network with Colorado Medicaid programs. While I have been approved at the state level, I have not been approved at the county level, so please disregard my listing on the Colorado Medicaid provider website.
Do you offer sliding scale?
Do you offer free consultations?
What is your cancellation policy?
Because I choose to work with populations that are prone to sickness or emergencies, please note that typically there are not exceptions to the 48 hour rule in emergency or sickness cases outside of the opportunities to not be charged that have already been named. This is to protect the viability of my practice and to allow me to continue to keep working with vulnerable populations.
Can I still see you for therapy if I don't live in Colorado?
What modalities do you use in therapy?
What is online therapy?
Do you offer online therapy?
What forms of payment do you accept?
There are so many choices for therapists. What if I choose the wrong one?
The great thing about choosing a therapist is that you can always change your mind and look for a new one and you will have learned what you don’t want in a therapist to better inform your decision next time around.
What if I can't get out of my head and in my body?
Being in your head has had a lot of positives in your life too, otherwise you wouldn’t do it so much. So think of it less as trying to get out of your head and more like we are going to help you utilize MORE than just your head. As children, we are naturally more well-rounded, we are just going to help you reconnect to what that’s like.
What if when I start dealing with my shit, I feel worse then ever?
It is possible that you will feel worse for awhile, but my experience is that it doesn’t last. Our ideas about what its going to be like dealing with our shit is usually a lot worse then it actually feels. And more often then not, people feel better when they start dealing with their life. The only way out of the pain is through it.
How can I find the time for therapy?
It doesn’t matter how you show up – whether you’ve got throw up down your shirt or baby in tow or you have to eat as you talk. You can cut out non-essentials or do what you have to do in session to meet your needs so that you can show up. We can even do phone or online sessions to cut out travel time. But the truth is, if you aren’t feeling good, time doesn’t really matter. Wouldn’t you rather start enjoying the time you do have?
How can I afford therapy?
I understand that your family needs you and therapy is expensive when you have a new baby. Your family needs you to be happy and healthy so that you can show up fully for them. A few hours a month spent caring for yourself equals a better quality of life for your loved ones. No amount of money saved for them is going to matter if you aren’t well.
What if you threaten to take my baby away because of how I feel?
Kids don’t get taken away just because we feel bad. If that were true, most kids wouldn’t be with their parents. My goal is to make sure that you get to continue being a parent while you heal.
What if I feel too afraid to be me?
I’m a bit of a jedi when it comes to making women feel comfortable together because I have a non-judgmental, authentic way of holding sacred group space that helps women relax. But if after the first group you don’t feel good about the experience, I will offer you a refund for the remainder of the portion of groups not attended (if paid in advance).
What if I feel too exhausted or overwhelmed to come?
I want you to listen to what you need and take care of yourself (if that means not coming), but usually participants feel really energized by the end and are glad they came. All that matters is that you show up, but worry less about showing up showered or tidy or dressed well. However you show up is perfect.
I help people who feel disempowered, oppressed and unsure of themselves connect to their "Mana" (Hawaiian for power or life force). It's time to turn towards the parts of you that you hate so that you can develop more self love and self acceptance in order to live life as the confident warrior you are.
Alexis Ornellas, LPC
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