Frequently Asked Questions

Does familyWorkz™ only work with families?

No. We provide psychological counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. We work with children age 10 and up, adolescents, and adults across the entire lifespan.


What is the significance of the familyWORKZ™ name?

We carefully chose "family" to be the central part of our professional identity. We deeply believe that the most serious, stubborn, and scratchy problems in life are based on relationships (too much of a relationship, not enough of one, or it's been too long since the last great one). Moreover, it is our belief that we all share a desire to be part of a family, whether at home, at work, at play, we want nothing more than to belong.

The other half of our name, "WORKZ," was chosen to highlight that nothing feels better than a family that works and to make this happen takes work. The "z" was added to set us apart just a bit, to add zing.


Does familyWORKZ™ take insurance?

Yes. We are on United Health, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, and Multi Plans. On other plans, you can get reimbursement for our services as an out-of-network provider.

Many insurance plans do not provide reimbursement for either couples or family services. At familyWORKZ™, we offer a sliding scale fee based on income for those without insurance or insurance that does not pay for certain services.


What is your philosophy of change at familyWORKZ™?

We believe in the power of each person to find the strengths, gifts, and talents, within and around them, to bring out desired change. We are experts in human behavior and the change process. But our clients are the experts on themselves. We take a partnership, collaborative approach to therapy. We are resources to help you find and engage in your own life's journey.

We believe the process of change goes along slowly, slowly, slowly… and then seemingly happening all at once. That's why we advocate for the "fewest number of sessions over the longest period of time." It's the time factor that brings about desired change.

We provide a safety net for change, accountability, resources for the journey, and methods that are likely to result in long-term, beneficial, and values-oriented change for you, your family, and your community.


What is the average length of treatment?

The process of psychotherapy is hard to describe in general statements since it varies depending upon the unique characteristics and dynamics of the client-therapist relationship, your particular needs and problems, your unique history and skills, and your goals for therapy.

We typically see clients for a brief period of time on a weekly basis, based on client needs and goals, and then on a less frequent basis as they implement the actions and changes they selected as the most urgent to meet their needs.

Our model is based on a time-limited, action-oriented and goal-directed model that brings about the maximum amount of change toward client goals in the least amount of time. Of course, each person, couple and family have unique needs and requirements. We will help you find the right mix of services for your unique situation.


What's the up side and down side of seeking help in therapy?

Psychotherapy can have risks in addition to benefits. Therapy may involve discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, and you may experience uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, images or memories. Conversely, psychotherapy has also been shown to be beneficial in terms of better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and reduction in personal distress. Research indicates many people find therapy helpful, but there are no guarantees about what you will experience in this process.