Thursday, May 24, 2018



Contact Information 


Email 

pat.roe@patroephd.com

Phone 

(303) 757-1993 

Fax 

(303) 757-1994 


Address 

1385 S. Colorado 

    Blvd., Ste A-322 

Denver, Colorado 

    80222-3304 


Philosophy

Every psychotherapist operates with a philosophy, a set of values about working in this profession. They are formed from a person’s upbringing, life experience, and training, and shaped by professional ethics and legal principles. Together, these all combine to make up a person’s beliefs about what’s important in therapy. 

The therapist’s ideas about what’s important have a great deal of impact on your experience and the benefits you can receive. You bring your own beliefs about what’s important, and the match between these two sets of values affects the development of the therapeutic relationship. So, it’s very important for you to know what my values and philosophies are, so you can get a sense of the match between us. 



What’s important 


It’s important that you be treated with compassion and respect. 


It’s important that you are clearly heard and understood. 


It’s important that I honor your rights to have your own feelings and make your own choices, both during sessions and in your life. 


It’s important that the therapy is personally tailored to your needs and strengths. No cookie-cutter approaches! 


It’s important for you to be able to do therapy and do life at the same time! Sometimes that means that we focus on building your coping strategies before we tackle the more difficult topics. Sometimes it means that we slow down or speed up the pace of our work. 


It’s important that we both honor each other’s boundaries, in terms of confidentiality, appointment times, cancellations, fee arrangements, contact between sessions, and touch (even including handshakes!) 


It’s important that I take responsibility for the things I say and do in your therapy, that I understand your reactions, and that I apologize when I need to. 


It’s important that we address all the factors that contribute to your well-being--physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energetic. With your permission, I coordinate with your other providers, as appropriate. 



State regulations 

The State of Colorado regulates the practice of psychotherapy and it requires the therapist to inform you about the regulations. If you decide to start therapy, these will be given to you in both verbal and written forms.