What To Expect
Step 1 - Reach out!
Schedule a phone consultation using my online calendar via the “Request a Consultation” or “Let’s Talk” button on this website. Pick a time that works for you and we’ll chat then. Or just give me a call at 720-340-3201. I will always answer if I am free. But don’t be deterred if I don’t answer. I’m probably just in session. Leave a message and I will get back to you that day.
Step 2 - Phone Call
Our initial phone consultation is free and usually takes about 20 minutes. I have a handful of important questions I will ask you to make sure I’m a good fit for you. I will also answer any initial questions you have for me.
By the end of this call, you should have a pretty good idea whether you’d like to work with me. If you’d like to move forward, we will set up the initial intake session.
Step 3 - Initial Consultation
The initial consultation is an intake session. I recommend an 80-minute session as we will have so much to cover. And I really like to make sure you leave that first session with some answers and a plan.
There is a very specific protocol I use to gather all the information I will need to be an effective therapist for you. The most efficient way to do this is in three 90-minute sessions.
Both partners are present. We will review a bit of paperwork and discuss why you are there in greater depth. I have a series of important questions I will go through with you in this session. I will also instruct you how to do the online relationship analysis.
One 90-minute session broken into two 45-minute segments with each partner seen individually (can be done at separate times if needed)
Both partners are present and will likely be expected to come together for all subsequent sessions. I will give you feedback about the information I have gathered, both through interviews and the online relationship analysis. I will teach you 9 areas of a healthy relationship and discuss your relationships strengths and areas that need growth.
Together, we will agree on the the issues that are the top priorities to work on, and get started right away!
I truly believe a good fit is necessary for therapy to be effective. If for any reason you aren’t getting the right vibes, there is no pressure to continue! I would be happy to send you in the right direction to find a good fit!
Step 4 - Find "your time”
I expect my clients to be committed to this process and attend sessions weekly. Only then will we see great results.
In return for your commitment, I will hold you a regular session time out of respect for your schedules (except of course in emergencies or extenuating circumstances). Please note, I have limited evening times available due to their popularity and try to reserve these for couples sessions.
Step 5 - Get to Work & Get Results!
We will work together to improve your situation to your satisfaction.
Sometimes, I am the expert. Teaching you new skills, providing insight, and leading the structure of the session.
Other times, I am your tour guide through the process towards relief and health. Leading you into the unknown for you to find your own answers and solutions. And then other times, I am just your partner in the process. A trusted confidant, providing safety and companionship, as we sort through the challenges together. I won’t always have ALL the answers. But we will be in it together as we find them.
We will continuously evaluate your progress and make adjustments as needed. You are free to end therapy whenever you feel ready.
Get Help Today
Please complete the Waitlist Request Form to express your interest in working with Jake in the near future.
Finding a therapist you trust and respect is important. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation to determine a good fit without making a financial commitment. Click the button below to schedule an appointment.