Staff Biography: Ginny Kreeft
My passion is helping people in troubling life circumstances and in troubled relationships. My goal in working with you is to help you recover the uniquely beautiful person you are, both individually and in relationships. I believe every aspect of your life is important – emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Education and Training
I provide individual and relationship therapy using a systemic mind-body-spirit approach. I hold a MSW (Master of Social Work) from the University of Denver, Denver, CO and am licensed in the states of Colorado and Arizona as a clinical social worker (LCSW). At Denver Family Institute my post-graduate work granted me a certification in marriage and family therapy (CMFT). Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy is very effective for treating many problems, including anxiety, self-esteem, abuse, and trauma. My training and certification in hypnotherapy is from The Wellness Institute, Issaquah, WA. ( http://www.wellness-institute.org ) I have received training in Gottman Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma. I received my BA (Bachelor of Arts) degree in sociology from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
My experience as a therapist is in private practice, as a Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC) to servicemen and women and their families, as well as counseling experience in hospital settings (outpatient and inpatient), churches, para-church organizations, and community mental health.
Office Location and In Home Option
KALEIDOSCOPE COUNSELING is located at the Gebhard Mansion in the City Park/West Capitol Hill area close to downtown Denver.
2253 N. Downing St. (corner of N. Downing St. and 23rd Ave.)
Denver, CO 80205
Call 303-803-3127 to arrange an appointment.
I am a member of the Denver Collaborative Health Center, LLC (DCHC), a team of ethical and highly skilled heath care professionals, who provide integrated health care services along the entire continuum of care, treating the mind, body, and spirit. Please visit www.denvercollaborativehealthcenter.com for more information about DCHC.
DCHC Guiding Principles:
Practice with ethics and integrity
Accountability for client outcomes
Incorporation of evidence-based practices
Accessibility for clients
Continuing professional development
Disclaimer: All professionals at Denver Collaborative Health Center, LLC (DCHC) are independent health providers with their own private practices. Kaleidoscope Counseling is an independent counseling business, separate from DCHC.
I will provide in home therapy if it is significantly difficult or impossible to get to the office location. The fee for this service is slightly higher. Please contact me for specific details.
I have a self pay practice. I do offer a reduced rate to active duty and retired military and to college and university students. Contact me for details.
Insurance and the problem with it
Insurance companies require a diagnosis dictated by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders known as the DSM-IV-R (or the newly released DSM-V) that becomes part of your permanent medical record. Unfortunately, this can affect you down the road in life, ie, you could be denied life insurance. Frequently, the problems people have are not illnesses but arise from situations, life transitions, life styles, trauma, early life experiences, or learned patterns of coping. These problems do not fit the medical model insurance companies use.
Insurance will pay for only a certain number of sessions. Often circumstances require more sessions to reach resolution than is allowed by your coverage. Insurance companies also often require a certain process to be used, e.g. brief solution focused therapy (which is in the interest of the insurance company since they have dictated the number of sessions they will pay for). Brief solution focused therapy is a good model for some situations but certainly not the best approach for all. This process should be determined by the therapist who is in a much better position to choose the best treatment approach for his or her client’s problems. If you use your insurance for payment and you need more sessions to complete your therapy, you will either have to quit – with your therapy unfinished – or pay out of pocket.
I always provide you with a receipt. You can choose to submit it to your insurance company if they accept out of network providers or, of course, you may choose to use your health savings plan. (And you may use it for a tax deduction).
In the end, self pay means no reporting to insurance companies which is to your advantage.