Counseling Services

Lucid Awakening, LLC provides telehealth, client-centered, counseling services to help support individuals through major life transitions, assist in healing trauma, improving self-esteem, exploring relationship issues, and transforming unhealthy thought patterns.

 

I am primarily a Depth (Jungian) Psychotherapist specializing in treating trauma, PTSD, depression, chronic illness, anxiety, and mood disorders. I also have experience treating individuals with a history of abuse, eating disorders, domestic violence, sexual abuse, grief, major accidents, chronic illness, and chronic stress related to occupational problems. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. 

 

My approach is to work with my clients at their own pace, build a solid foundation, and uncover the root problems contributing to symptoms. I can provide brief, short-term or long-term counseling depending upon your goals. Symptoms and disorders often arise as a result of surviving difficult situations and attempting to cope with trauma and stress. The goal of therapy is to discover and develop healthier ways of coping with trauma. I also take a holistic approach to therapy, which consists of blend of modalities, including somatic therapy, existential and humanistic psychotherapy, psychodynamic techniques, dream interpretation, mindfulness, meditation, or self-hypnosis techniques, and rational emotive behavior therapy.

I meet my clients where they are at and create a sacred space of safety and acceptance, from which real growth and change can occur. It is my aim to help my clients explore their problems and, in doing so, help them overcome obstacles and move towards realizing their true, authentic potential. 

PLEASE NOTE: I am currently no longer accepting new clients.

FAQs

1. Do you take insurance or offer sliding scale?

My regular out-of-pocket rate is $100 per session, but I also offer discounts or sliding scale.

I do accept the following insurance:

Arizona

  • Aetna GEHA or Meritain

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Apostrophe

  • Bright Health Plan

  • Cigna

  • Cigna-EAP

  • Optum/United-EAP (AZ)

  • United BIND

  • United All Savers

  • United Healthcare

  • United Healthcare Golden Rule

  • United Oxford

  • United Student Resources

  • United UMR

Colorado

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Apostrophe

  • Bright Health Plan

  • Cigna

  • Cigna-EAP

  • Optum/United-EAP (CO)

  • United All Savers

  • United BIND

  • United GEHA

  • United Healthcare

  • United Healthcare Golden Rule

  • United Oxford

  • United Student Resources

  • United UMR

  • Medicaid (in process)

Please note that using insurance to help pay for counseling will require that clients meet medical necessity for treatment, be provided a clinical diagnosis, which will be reflected on their permanent health care record. Insurance companies may also impose limits on the annual number of sessions, specify treatment modalities, and request all clinical notes, which impacts patient privacy. Please contact your insurance provider to request information about types of mental health coverage, copay or deductibles, and authorized number of sessions in order to help you decide whether you would like to pay using insurance or out-of-pocket.

2. What should I expect during our first session?

The first session is about 20-30 minutes, is free, and gives us both an opportunity to see if we would be a fit working together. It is important that you feel a sense of connection, trust, and safety with your therapist. I will be working for you, so feel free to ask me questions, discuss your concerns, fears, and what brings you to counseling at this time.

3. What are the cost and benefits of therapy?

To seek out therapy is an individual choice and receiving the support of a therapist can help clients gain clarity, insight, and understanding during challenging times of life or in healing from past trauma. However, therapy can also bring up painful memories or emotions, which may be painful or difficult to face at times. Sometimes, symptoms may temporarily get worse before they get better.

4. Is therapy confidential?

All communication between a client and psychotherapist is confidential and protected under state law, except in cases of imminent risk, child abuse, threat of harm towards another person, or court subpoena.

5. What does a typical therapy session look like?

Each session is fifty minutes long and is tailored to meet your individual needs. Counseling can be sought for short-term problems to assist with a crisis, major conflicts, important decisions, or relationship problems, as well as long-term concerns that address complex issues, such as unhealthy thought patterns, self-esteem, identity, long-term goals, and personal growth. I use a blend of modalities and techniques all depending upon your own comfort level. I am very client-centered and will check-in with you to gather feedback about how you feel about your progress.

6. How do I schedule a session?

Contact me at christine@lucidawakening.com or 720.316.9255.

If you are experiencing an emergency situation and unable to contact me, contact 911 or Colorado Crisis Services at 1 (844) 493-8255 or Arizona Crisis Line, 1(866)796-6762 or (520) 622-6000

If you would like to verify my license or file a grievance, please contact DORA in Colorado or the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners in Arizona.

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Christine@lucidawakening.com