Have Questions?

How much do your services cost?

I charge $175 for 55 min or $270 for 85 min individual therapy and consultation sessions. Individual LPC supervision is charged $150 per 55 min session.

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 no longer in network with any insurance companies. I am a Certified Out of Network Provider with Tricare, which means you will pay me my full rate per session and you submit claims to Tricare for you to be reimbursed, based on your benefits. I am able to provide superbills for you to submit to your insurance’s out of network benefits for reimbursement, although reimbursement is not guaranteed.

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?
I do offer a limited amount of sliding scale to the BIPOC community and those who suffer from chronic illness and chronic pain. Please contact me to inquire as to whether any of these slots are open.
Do you offer free consultations?
The initial consultation is a full 55 minute session, free of charge if you choose not to continue working with me. If you decide to continue, the session is charged at my full fee (see the “How much do your services cost?” section). Payment is not due until the next scheduled appointment so that you have time to think about what you want to do without pressure.
What is your cancellation policy?
I require 48 hours notice of cancellation. If you cancel in less than 48 hours, you will be charged for the appointment. Typically, I give 1 freebie to cancel under 48 hours without charge. Also, if I can reschedule you in the same week, I will not charge for the late canceled appointment.

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?
I am licensed to provide psychotherapy only in the state of Colorado to Colorado residents. If you live in another state, even if Colorado is your permanent residency, I am not allowed to provide you psychotherapy and you will need to find a therapist licensed in the state you reside.
What modalities do you use in therapy?
While I use a holistic approach in my work with you, I primarily utilize a somatic approach called Sensorimotor Psychotherapy coupled with Internal Family Systems therapy, which you can learn about here (sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/about.html) and here (ifs-institute.com)
What is online therapy?
Through a HIPAA compliant video/audio platform, you are able to come to sessions remotely from the comfort of your couch, office, vacation rental, etc. as long as you have access to a good internet connection from your phone, tablet, ipad or computer.  This can be really helpful for people with busy schedules who can’t spare the travel time, if you are out of town, dealing with inclement weather, or don’t live within driving distance. It is discreet, easy to use, and often makes quality therapy more accessible for those in rural areas or those who feel more comfortable in their own space.
Do you offer online therapy?
Yes, I do. Currently, I am licensed in the state of Colorado and I am legally able to provide therapy to Colorado residents.  Insurance usually requires that the first consultation session be completed in person, but all follow up sessions can be done online.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I prefer credit card payment through my online practice management system Simple Practice, but I also accept cash and check.
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?

What is "decolonizing therapy?"
Learn more about decolonizing therapy here: https://www.decolonizingtherapy.com/what-is-dt. Also, you can read articles about decolonizing therapy on the blog.

Alexis Ornellas, LPC
Colorado License LPC0012209

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.

Address: 80 Garden Center, Suite 2 Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone:  646-651-2312
Email: alexis@manacounseling.com

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