New Client Information

Some helpful information if you are new to Riversage Family Counseling

Durango’s Family Counseling Specialists

You’ve already taken the most important step

Looking into options for counseling or therapy can feel daunting or confusing. We are here to answer any questions you may have, and provide a custom treatment plan for you based on your needs and goals. If you’re ready to get started, contact our office today!

Why counseling or therapy?

Learn practical ways of coping with grief, stress, depression, anger, and much more.

Become better able to understand yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, your relationships, needs, and patterns.

Feel more comfortable in your skin, and have better relationships.

Create a more fulfilling, aware, and happier life.

Is Therapy Right for You? How Can Riversage Help?

Every individual faces unique challenges, and can be aided by different treatment modalities and approaches. We’ve pulled together some commonly-asked questions to give you some insight into what to expect.

Does Riversage Family Counseling take insurance?

We do our best to offer insurance coverage however not all clinicians are able to take the same insurance providers. Some that we may accept, depending on the provider, include:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • United
  • Tri-Care
  • Bright health
  • EAP
May I self-pay?

Yes, you are welcome to self pay if that is preferable to you, or if you don’t currently have insurance that we take.

How long will I be in treatment?

The length of time needed to address your needs and meet your goals varies from person to person, and issue to issue. In some cases, progress can be made in a short period. Other times, an individual can benefit from long-term counseling or therapy.

We can provide more information about the length of treatment once more information about your needs are available to us.

How will therapy or counseling help me?

Individuals often seek therapy to resolve painful feelings, troubling thoughts, and distressing situations. 

Through therapy, our clients learn practical ways of coping with grief, stress, depression, anger, and much more. They are able to better understand themselves, their strengths and weaknesses, their relationships, needs, and patterns.

The results include a more purposeful and satisfying experience of life.

What is the first session like?

Your first session will create a time and space for you to meet your therapist. During the first session, the therapist will get to know you by asking some questions and will discuss your goals at your pace. You will also have an opportunity to ask any questions that may be on your mind.

If you are feeling nervous about talking to a therapist, this is a good opportunity to break the ice. The goal of the session is to instill a sense of safety and comfort.

Do you offer a telehealth option?

Telehealth services are offered through our online HIPPA compliant electronic platform. We are only able to provide telehealth services to clients who live in Colorado.

How Therapy or Counseling Works

Schedule your first session

Contact us by filling out the form on the website or by calling our office, and schedule your first session with a specialist trained in your area of need.


Decide on a plan for your counseling or therapy

You and your specialist will decide together the correct plan to address your needs and for counseling or therapy, including length of time for treatment, session lengths, and specific goals.

Periodically review progress

Your therapist will help you assess your progress, and accommodate any new goals or needs along the way. Our aim is to enable you to live a happier, more fuliflling life.

Don’t Wait Any Longer. Let’s Talk About Finding Solutions Together!