Greg Gerritsen, PhD
Foothills Psychological Group
2501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Boulder, CO 80302
I am a clinical psychologist with expertise in individual, group and conjoint marital/family psychotherapy. My practice generally consists of seeing outpatients in my Boulder office and occasionally working with residents or inpatients at certain other facilities. I have worked extensively with adults, adolescents, and geriatric clients.
The duration of therapy can be quite variable, from very brief to long-term, depending on the nature of the problem(s) and the needs and wishes of the client. Frequency is typically once a week, although more or less often is sometimes preferable.
My therapeutic approach is eclectic, combining psychodynamic, cognitive, biologic, and systems theories. My use of both compassionate listening and active intervention, as appropriate, is designed to help achieve better self-understanding and well-being, improved relationships, and positive changes in one's life. My background, training, and personal philosophy allow me to blend alternative and traditional methods of psychotherapy into an integrated whole.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, my services are generally covered by medical insurance. The deductible amount, rate (percentages), and limits of coverage vary considerably between policies. It is your responsibility to know the extent of your insurance coverage, especially if there is a chance therapy must be pre-authorized.
I participate as a "preferred provider" with a few select insurance plans, and with traditional Medicare. For most insurance policies, my licensure allows you to use out-of-network benefits. (However, HMOs and Medicare Advantage plans often do not cover out-of-network providers.)
My billing service will file a claim with your insurance company (if you so request) and ask you to pay the estimated deductible and/or copayment. Anthem BC/BS will only reimburse you and will not send payment to me, so clients using Anthem will need to pay in full. My office will submit claims on your behalf, and Anthem will send any payment directly to you.
I bill $180 per hour, prorated for time spent. After the initial session, which is usually one hour, individual psychotherapy is commonly 45 minutes and billed at $135. Marital and family sessions are commonly 60 minutes and billed at $180. Other procedures, such as testing and report-writing, are billed at $180/hour.
These fees reflect the current standard and cost of care in this region and fall within the "usual and customary" fee limits of most insurance companies, although some insurers utilize arbitrary or outdated lower limits in an attempt to hold down their costs.
In certain cases of financial hardship, alternative agreements may sometimes be made. Discounts may also apply to certain self-pay situations where no administration is required and the fee is paid at the time of service or promptly thereafter.