Bennett Ostroff, Psy.D.

Individual and Couples Therapy

Denver, CO

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Psychotherapy


Deciding to come to therapy can be a difficult decision. The idea of coming to therapy may seem scary to some people if they are not sure what to expect. Below are some answers to questions you might be wondering.

 

1.

Can we talk on the phone before our first session?

Yes. I offer a free 20-minute initial phone consultation. Contact me and we will schedule a time to talk.


2.

What should I expect in the first session?

At the beginning of the first session we will briefly discuss some important aspects of therapy and go over any questions or concerns you have. After that, I will encourage you to speak freely about what brought you into therapy while I try to get a sense of your struggles and how we can begin to address them.


3.

How often do I come in for therapy?

One session per week is typical. People in significant distress may benefit from twice-weekly sessions until they feel more stable. Others find that coming every other week is ideal.


4.

How do I pay for therapy? Do you accept insurance?

Payment will be collected each time we meet. I accept cash, check, and credit cards. I am not in-network for any insurance providers. However, I will help you determine your eligibility for out-of-network coverage and provide you with receipts to submit if needed.