Frequently Asked Questions

How do we begin?

It starts with a phone conversation. We will briefly discuss your reasons for seeking therapy. Next we’ll meet in person for about an hour to further discuss your needs and goals. If we decide to proceed, we’ll use the next few sessions to set goals and to determine whether short-term or long-term therapy will be most beneficial. We will periodically reassess your progress and our process.

What is your approach?

Therapy is a relationship-based treatment. Successful outcomes depend on the client being as comfortable as possible. Sessions are completely confidential and individually tailored to the client’s needs, wants and goals. The therapist and the client work together towards achieving these goals.

What’s your listening style?

My approach is based on the individual needs of my clients. I combine active listening and more directive interaction as you develop your own insights and solutions.

Do you prescribe medication?

No. I am a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology. Only psychiatrists, who are medical doctors, can write prescriptions.

However, I am trained to assess whether a medical evaluation is warranted. If it appears that a client could benefit from medication, we’ll discuss this and I’ll refer them to their general practitioner or to a psychiatrist for a medication evaluation. Typically, I maintain contact with that physician as the client and I continue our therapeutic work. The client also has occasional appointments with the physician who monitors the medication.

How much does it cost?

It depends. My practice is fee for service, which means payment in full is expected at the time of the session. My fee is comparable to other psychologists in the Denver area with my level of education, experience and expertise. I also provide a limited number of client slots priced on a sliding scale. These are reserved for clients with financial need. Our first discussion will include a discussion of the cost.

What about insurance?

Your insurance company may provide partial coverage. Typically this is a reimbursement directly to you upon receipt of proof of payment. Check with your insurance company for details about your plan.

How long is a counseling session?

Each session lasts 50 minutes.

How often will we meet?

This depends on your specific needs, but once a week is typical.

How long will I need to be in therapy?

The length of treatment varies, depending upon your needs and goals. It might be short-term, from three to twelves sessions. A deeper intervention will take longer, four months or more.

Where are you located?

Dr. Lisa H. Lollar
1720 S. Bellaire Street, Suite 203
Denver, Colorado 80222 Directions

My office is in a twelve-story office building on the East side of Bellaire in Denver. The main cross-streets are Mexico and Colorado Blvd. The closest highway is I-25.