Common Questions

Do you accept insurance?

Yes. I am an in-network provider for the following insurers:

  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • e4Health
  • GEHA
  • Medica
  • Medicaid – Health First Colorado (Colorado Access — Denver County)
  • Mines and Associates
  • Providence
  • UnitedHealthcare

Coming Soon:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

If I am not in-network with your plan, I will submit all required documentation for reimbursement on your behalf, with no cost to you. I make it easy to submit claims to any insurance*.

Cost​

For those who wish not to use insurance, the fee for a 45-50 minute session is $110. I accept cash, credit, or paypal.

How long can I expect to be in therapy?

It’s different for everyone. Some people see a therapist for just a few months, while others choose to continue longer. How long you will be in therapy depends on a variety of factors, including your goals, intensity of treatment, and therapy focus. You always get to decide when you’d like to end treatment, regardless of your therapist’s opinion. It’s ultimately up to you.

Do you work with couples or families?

Although you are free to bring to session anyone in support of your therapy, I do not provide family or couples counseling. Regardless of whether you are accompanied by a spouse, partner, or friend, the focus will remain on you and your individual goals. If you are looking to work with a couples or family therapist, I recommend visiting a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am happy to refer you to qualified mental health professionals who are specially trained in this form of therapy.

Can I bring my dog to therapy with me?

Many of my clients bring their pet dogs to therapy, and you are welcome to as well. Due to building policy, other animals are not permitted unless they are trained service animals. Sorry, kitties! (I might make an exception for goldfish, though.)

What is Depth Psychotherapy?

Depth psychotherapy, or depth psychology, refers to counseling approaches that take the unconscious into account. Although he didn’t coin the term, Sigmund Freud adopted it to provide a basic map of how the mind works. The word “depth” refers to that which is below the surface, or the unconscious. Today it is used to describe any type of counseling that deals with making unconscious material conscious. Major pioneers in the field of depth psychology include Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Pierre Janet, William James, Joseph Campbell, and James Hillman (author of the New York Times bestseller The Soul’s Code).

What can I expect the first time I come in?

When you arrive at my office, you’ll find a cozy waiting room with comfortable chairs. You may want to come in a few minutes before your appointment to brew yourself a cup of coffee or tea and relax. In our first meeting, I’ll ask you to tell me about yourself, your background, and what brings you into therapy. You will be encouraged to ask questions and discuss your goals. It’s pretty normal to be nervous about therapy, especially if you haven’t been before. My job is to help you feel at ease.

I noticed you specialize in working with LGBT individuals. What if I am not LGBT?

I work with clients of all relational orientations. About 50% of my practice is LGBT, while the other 50% is straight or heterosexual.

What if I want to work on something other than depression, anxiety, grief, or LGBT issues?

Even though I have special training in these areas, I work with many other issues. If I am not equipped to help you with your particular concern, I will help you find a therapist who is.

Will you think I’m crazy if I’m a Republican, Democrat, Christian, Mormon, Buddhist, atheist, cannabis enthusiast (etc.)?

Absolutely not! It’s pretty normal to feel worried about talking to a therapist when you might not know their personal beliefs. Counselors are trained to set their own bias aside and help you rely on resources that you find helpful. I promise to honor your religious beliefs (or lack thereof) and personal values.

What’s your therapeutic philosophy? How will we work together?

Carl Jung said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.” Discovering unnoticed patterns of behavior and their causes can help you make new choices with greater intention and ease.  Sigmund Freud believed that dreams were the “royal road to the unconscious” and that they provided the most direct insight of the inner workings of the psyche. Carl Jung also encouraged looking closely at dreams to help his patients understand unconscious motivators. A depth therapist can help you find other ways of revealing unconscious material by helping you explore images, metaphors, and associations that may arise during counseling sessions.

If all of this talk is clear as mud, don’t worry. It’s best experienced rather than explained.

What is an LPC?

I am an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Denver. In Colorado, a Licensed Professional Counselor must have at least a Master’s degree in a related field and two years of post-degree supervison. This also applies to LCSWs (Licensed Clinical Social Workers), and LMFTs (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists).

Should I try life coaching instead of psychotherapy?

As a PhD in Depth Psychology candidate and Licensed Professional Counselor, I’m probably biased toward psychotherapy; however, coaching and counseling aren’t necessarily competing fields. However, life coaching is an unregulated and therefore nebulous and broadly-defined profession. In an over-simplified way, life coaches could be understood to be more like business consultants, and counselors as medical professionals; or, well, therapists. An unbiased (or less biased) journal article about the difference between coaching and therapy can be found at http://leadingchangeproject.usmblogs.com/files/2013/09/Coaching-versus-therapy.pdf.

Contact Information

Jeremy Savage, MA, LPC

2727 Bryant St. #104
Denver, CO 80211

jeremy@jeremydavidsavage.com
303-834-7005



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