Getting Started with Counseling
We invite you to contact us to schedule a free (no-pressure/no-obligation), in-person or phone, 30-minute initial consultation to get to know one another, discuss your concerns, and answer any questions you have, so we can get a better understanding of how we could best work together.
Please Note: Scheduling a free, 30-minute initial consultation, requires a credit card; your credit card will only be charged ($50) if you do not show-up or cancel your appointment less than 24-hours in advanced.
Rates and Payment
Scott Church (All Counseling Services–Denver)
The standard rate with Scott for a 55-minute individual, couple/relationship, family/group, or distance counseling session is $150, with longer sessions available upon request at an additional charge.
Tracy Cobb (Sexual Abuse and Trauma Counseling–Denver and Boulder)
The standard rate with Tracy for a 55-minute individual, couple/relationship, family/group, or distance counseling session is $120, with longer sessions available upon request at an additional charge.
Payments can be made via cash, check, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), or PayPal. We do not work directly with insurance providers, accept insurance, or file claims for insurance reimbursement. However, we are happy to provide you with a super bill for you to submit to your insurance company/healthcare plan (e.g., out of network, flexible/health spending account, etc.) for possible reimbursement.
Scott Church (All Counseling Services)
All counseling sessions with Scott are typically offered 8AM-5PM (last appointment is 4PM-5PM) Monday through Thursday in Denver. Appointments can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, or as needed. Please log in for availability and to schedule an appointment–appointments for individual and couple/relationship counseling, as well as an initial consultation can all be scheduled online with Scott.
Tracy Cobb (Sexual Abuse and Trauma Counseling)
Sexual abuse and trauma counseling sessions with Tracy are typically offered Friday as well as evening and weekend availability in Denver and Boulder. Appointments can be scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, or as needed. Please contact her for availability and to schedule an appointment.
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Many mental health professionals view and treat sexual behavior that feels out of control as an "addiction," with sexual behavior being the primary problem. The addiction model is typically based on 12-step programs that focus on refraining from sexual behavior judged inappropriate by the program, rather than cultivating sexual behaviors that support a healthy and unique expression of the individual's sexuality. As an alternative or adjunct to this approach, I work with sexual behavior that feels out of control as a potential symptom of some greater underlying cause that, when addressed, can lead to greater pleasure, fulfillment, and alignment in your sexual and intimate relationships.
By employing a psychobiological approach to couple/relationship counseling (i.e., PACT*), we can explore dynamics in the relationship around communication and attachment, and also include aspects of developmental neuroscience and arousal regulation to better understand how the mind and the body impact relationship.
*Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) is a way of working together in which we bring awareness to the moment-to-moment level of activation in the body (e.g., stress, anger, fear, excitement, etc.) and how each partner then does or does not regulate that activation. This allows each person to bring clarity to their own thoughts, emotions, and feelings, in order to better understand one another and find greater attunement.
I am interested in and celebrate diversity in gender, sexuality/sexual, and orientation. In addition, I am an advocate for freedom in sexual expression and welcome all forms of sexual expression, preferences, and fetishes from vanilla to kink and everything in between. I believe my background in Contemplative Psychology–which includes the practice of meeting ourselves and others with openness, curiosity, non-judgment, kindness, and compassion–provides the ground from which we can explore how you are relating to these aspects of yourself and how these aspects impact, and are impacted by, how you cultivate intimacy in relationships.
I welcome diversity in working with all forms of relationship, whether heterosexual, same-sex, monogamous, polyamorous, open, etc., as well as all forms of sexual preferences and expressions, from vanilla to extreme forms of kink and fetish play–and everything in between. In this process, it is not the configuration of the relationship nor the sexual interests of the partners that are problematic, it is making agreements and boundaries explicit, and giving voice to the expectations and concerns of everyone involved.
The impact of trauma–including sexual abuse, incest, unwanted sexual encounters, etc.–can last long after the threat has ended and frequently underlies anxiety, depression, addiction, and other unwanted/compulsive behavior. As a result, addressing the trauma rather than attacking the related symptoms can be a more effective approach. The integration of Contemplative Psychology, Somatic Experiencing (SE)*, and other modalities provides an opportunity to join the mind and the body in order to heal the wounds and effects of trauma.
*Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a way of working together in which we bring awareness to your body, particularly the level of activation and deactivation of the nervous system, rather than getting mired in the narrative or content of that story. We have worked with many clients who have spent years engaged in talk-based therapy trying to find relief from trauma to no avail, who then experience a significant and more lasting shift as we work using this embodied approach.
Sex worker-friendly therapy provides a sex-positive, open-minded, and understanding approach to exploring the relationship between self, relationships, sexuality, intimacy/sex, and a sex-based profession. This work is not about pathologizing/shaming the sex industry, rather supporting the process of integrating one's values, beliefs, and actions with their work choices so that it is a more mindful and empowering experience.
I have provide sex therapy and couple/relationship counseling in Denver, Colorado and offer an initial phone consultation at no charge to explore how we could best work together. Please contact me with any questions you have about my professional orientation and background, my counseling services, and how I could best support you in this process.
-Scott Church, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC)