Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer video/teletherapy sessions or in-person options?
Yes! Telehealth and in-person (Cherry Creek, Denver area) are both options.
How long are sessions?
Standard sessions are 50 min. With relationship/couples therapy especially, longer ("intensive") sessions can be helpful - usually 2.5 hours. Contact me for intensive options and rates.
If you're traveling to Denver looking for a one-time intensive session, or would like to arrange a series of intensive sessions for you and your partner, contact me. I find that short-term, solution-focused work with couples navigating changes (grief, parenting, consensual non-monogamy, affair recovery, etc.) can be very helpful.
What are your favorite resources to share with clients?
So many to share! Here's some favorite books:
Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic, Esther Perel
The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, Esther Perel
Come as You Are, Emily Nagoski (GREAT intro to sexuality that I frequently incorporate into individual and couples therapy)
Workbook for Come As You Are - great for couples!
I Don't Want to Talk about It, Terry Real (about depression in men)
Survivor's Guide to Sex, Staci Haines
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight World, Alan Downs
Trauma Stewardship, An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
Wonderfully healing for therapists, social workers, nurses, paramedics, physicians, activists, environmental scientists, teachers, childcare providers, and others who care for and hold daily the pain of the world.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk
The Gender Quest Workbook (great for teens and young adults), Dr. Rylan Jay Testa
Sex Matters for Women, Sallie Foley
Talking to Strangers, What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know, Malcolm Gladwell
Parenting from the Inside Out, Dr. Dan Siegel
How to be an Anti-Racist, Ibram X. Kendi (helpful for fellow white folks in doing our own work)
What are my rights under the new No Surprises Act/Good Faith Estimate requirement?
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
• You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
• You can request that Courtney Bilbrey, LCSW, provide you with Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
• If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
• Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call the Colorado Division of Insurance at 303-894-7490 or 1-800-930-3745.