Frequently Asked Questions About Counseling and Therapy

What is counseling?
Counseling is a collaboration between counselor and client. Together, you and your counselor identify challenges in your life and create solutions to help move your life in a positive direction. Foundations Counseling lays the groundwork for individuals, couples, and families to strengthen their self-esteem, build better communication, and promote behavior change. We believe everyone has the potential to build a better life.

How can counseling help me?
There are times in life when certain issues or life events can cause emotional distress, put a strain on relationships, or make it feel like your world is crumbling. Foundations Counseling offers the caring, expert assistance that you need during these stressful times. We can help you find new ways to cope with the challenges in your life.

What can I expect at a counseling session?
We strive to make the counseling atmosphere relaxed, comfortable, and free from judgment. During your initial free session, we will discuss your current situation and relevant history. From there, each counseling session is constructed from the goals you have identified as the basis for your growth.

What type of training do your counselors have?
Every one of our therapists has either a Master’s or Doctoral degree in counseling or psychology. Each is registered in the state of Colorado to practice counseling. Each counselor has specialized training and expertise in several specific areas of therapy. Please review each counselor’s bio for more information regarding his or her specialized advanced training.

Do you offer counseling services for children and teenagers?
Yes. Children and teenagers are often helped by having their own individual sessions, sometimes in combination with family counseling. Teenagers can play an active role along with their counselor in deciding what will work best for them. Younger children usually benefit most from play therapy.

Are my sessions confidential?
As a client, you are guaranteed the protection of confidentiality within the boundaries of the client/counselor relationship. The only limitations to confidentiality occur when clients are considered either a threat to themselves or someone else, or when legal requirements demand that confidential information be disclosed. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our confidentiality policy.

Are you available in the evenings or on weekends?
Foundations Counseling offers flexible early morning, daytime, evening, and Saturday appointments. Please contact us at 970-227-2770 to arrange a session that fits your schedule.

Where are you located?
We have counseling offices in Fort Collins - Central, Fort Collins - Southeast, Loveland, and Windsor, Colorado.

The Foundations Counseling Central Office is located on Horsetooth Road between John F Kennedy Parkway and Stanford Road next to the Fort Collins Marriott hotel. The office address is 400 East Horsetooth Road, Suite #100, Fort Collins, CO 80525.
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Our Harmony Office is located on the southeast corner of Harmony Road and Corbett Drive inside of the Preston Center. The office address is 2809 East Harmony Road, Suite #330, Fort Collins, CO 80528. 
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Our Loveland Office is located close to I-25 and Highway 34 / Eisenhower Boulevard. It is on the corner of Rocky Mountain Avenue and Hahns Peak Drive. The office address is 5250 Hahns Peak Drive Suite #200 Loveland, CO 80538.
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Our Windsor office location is located at the intersection of Highland Meadows Parkway and Spinnaker Bay Drive inside of the Highland Meadows Dental and Medical Health Center. The office address is 8201 Spinnaker Bay Drive, Suite B, Windsor, CO 80528.
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All locations have free parking available.

How much does counseling cost?
We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. Thereafter, each individual, couples, or family counseling session costs $200. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Are there any discounts available?
Foundations understands how important your mental health is and wants to support those dedicated to their growth and healing by providing opportunities to reduce its costs. We now offer "Healing Journey Packages," where the more sessions you prepay for, the more discount you receive. If you buy five prepaid sessions, you save $50; for ten prepaid sessions, you'll save $150; for 15 prepaid sessions, you save $300; and for 20 prepaid sessions you will save $500. Save $40 on a double session. Give us a call or ask your therapist for more information.

What if I need to cancel my counseling session?
There is no charge for any session cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time.

Will my insurance company pay for counseling?
Many insurance plans reimburse for a portion of therapy. Please direct questions about reimbursement amounts and timeliness to your insurance company. Foundations Counseling therapists are not contracted (preferred provider or in-network) with any insurance company. Out-of-network benefits vary from plan to plan. For details, contact your insurance carrier and ask about “out-of-network” benefits for “outpatient mental health services.” Upon request, we are happy to provide you with a statement for therapy that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Why doesn’t Foundations Counseling accept insurance?
Choice: You and your counselor are in charge of goals, length of treatment, and therapeutic choices.
Savings: You pay less because we don’t spend valuable time on insurance paperwork.
Privacy: Insurance companies require a diagnosis to authorize treatment. These negative labels can follow you throughout your life and interfere with your insurability down the road. Your files are not shared with anyone outside of our organization without your permission.

How can I schedule an appointment?
Please call us at 970-227-2770 or contact us online using our Initial Consultation Form.

We will make every effort to return your phone call the same day (usually within a few hours), and we can typically accommodate new clients within a day or two.

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