At times life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting. During those times, we can benefit from the support of a professional to help us cope with life and it’s challenges. Counseling is a process of growth and self-discovery.
We would like to help you on your journey toward growth, healing and self-discovery. We are here to listen to you, guide you and support you. Through our collaborative work you can build skills, enhance your mood or anxiety, better understand yourself, find your voice, feel better, enhance your quality of life and advance towards your full potential. For this to happen we offer an accepting, compassionate, and affirming space where you can share your story and where you will be genuinely listened to, feel safe, supported, and empowered to take charge of your life.
We operate from a strengths-based perspective and will focus on solutions by building on your existing strengths. Our practice of counseling is intentional and based on science. In counseling we will address your individual contexts within the communities you belong to and the wider society, and your relationships to those communities and society. In my work with individuals from marginalized communities, our approach is one that pays attention to human potential, interpersonal relationships, and understanding individuals’ contexts. We believe that stigma, oppression, racism, and power dynamics are often responsible for much of our distress and psychological symptoms, and therefore it is beneficial to address these topics in counseling.
Our goal is to help you better understand yourself, gain useful skills to better cope with life challenges, solve some of your challenges, overcome obstacles, reach your full potential, and ultimately feel better.
Anxiety, Panic, Stress, and Fears
Sadness, Depression, Guilt, and Loneliness
Trauma and PTSD
Masculinity and Being a Better Man
Race and Ethnic Identity
End of a Relationship
Grief and Loss
Living with a Chronic Health Condition
Couples and Other Intimate Relationships
Career Enhancement and Coaching
Motivation and Drive
Sex and Sexuality
Quality of Sex Life
Concerns about Sexual Desire
Non-Traditional Practices (Eg. Kink, BDSM, and others.)
Populations and Areas of Expertise
Throughout our experience we have worked with individuals from diverse communities, including the following: Immigrants, individuals living with HIV, Kink, Latino/a/x, LGBTQ+, Non binary and gender non conforming individuals, non-traditional and open relationships, public figures, organizational leaders, people of color, polyamory, and religious communities.
Also, as a bilingual counselors, we are am able to provide counseling in Spanish.
Our main areas of emphasis are Emotions, Identity, Life Experiences, Relationships, Self-Improvement, Addictions, and Sex and Sexuality. Below are some examples in each of the areas:
We offer individual, couples and relationship, and group counseling. counseling can be offered in person at our office and when possible via telehealth. The average session last approximately 50 minutes, with the exception of group counseling which last 90 minutes.
Our practice of counseling is intentional and based on science.We integrate various theories and interventions including Cognitive-Behavioral counseling (CBT), Humanistic counseling, Mindfulness, Multicultural Psychology, and Liberation Psychology. The names of these modalities may not be that important, what is important is that I employ a wide range of treatment intervention to increase the possibility that counseling fits you and your concerns.
Fees for Services
Colibrí Counseling is in-network with selected Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Cigna, Aetna & United Health Care Insurance plans.
Most plans require clients to pay a copay at each visit. Copays vary depending on individual plans. Some clients have health insurances that require a deductible is reached, before sessions are covered.
It is highly recommended that potential clients consult with their insurance company with any questions about what their plan covers in an effort to avoid unexpected costs. Clients are responsible for costs incurred from services rendered, whether their insurance will cover them or not. Colibrí Counseling is unable to submit claims directly to insurance plans we are not in-network with, however you may call your insurance about out-of-network coverage and below we share some instructions about this.
The fee for ‘out-of-pocket’ therapy services is $150 per session. This covers a 50-minute session.
Calling your Insurance for Information on Coverage
To avoid surprises about cost and coverage, we recommend new clients contact their insurance to confirm their benefits prior to beginning services.
Calling About In-Network Coverage
You can call the number on the back of your insurance card, some have a specific number for mental health benefits.
Tell the representative that you would like to confirm that Colibrí Counseling is an in network provider for your plan. For your reference our group NPI # is 1194330993
Ask to confirm that the most common billing codes are covered: these codes are: 90791, 90837, 90847, 90846, 90832, and 90834. Confirm that these codes are covered for both in office and virtual coverage.
Ask if you have a deductible you must meet prior to insurance covering session cost.
Ask if you have a copay- is the copay applicable for office and virtual sessions?
Calling About Out-of-Network Reimbursement
If you have an insurance plan other than those accepted by Colibrí Counseling, you may be able to submit receipts to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. If you are hoping to be reimbursed by your insurance company, it is recommended that you contact your insurance company prior to beginning services. Call the number on the back of their insurance card, and inquire about their out of network benefits, and the submission process.