Liz Lewis

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Name: Liz Lewis
Name of Practice:
Address: 2727 Pine Street, #11, Boulder, CO
Phone: 315-405-1053
Mental Health Degree/Licensure/Certification: MA, LPC

Does your practice accept private health insurance payment? Consumers are advised to contact their insurer regarding insurance coverage for a specific provider.

What types of public insurance do you accept, if any?

Please explain insurance limitations, if any.

Do you have a sliding scale for patients with limited resources?

Please estimate the number of clients you have worked with in each of the following categories:
Trans Children: 0
Trans Youth: 6
Genderqueer and Gender Non-Conforming: 8
Trans Women: 7
Trans Men: 5
Trans Elders: 1

Do you specialize in particular health issues (e.g. gender identity, trauma related depression and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum, etc.)?
Yes. I specialize in working with trauma-related issues within LGBTQ community.

Please describe your level of experience (e.g. years, training, etc.) in working with Trans and Gender non-conforming clients.
I co-facilitated a support trans support group for high school students in 2015. I worked with trans clients in crisis between Sept 2016 and Jan 2019. I also have been working in private practice with trans clients since August 2018. I also took a training by Beck Gee-Cohen called “Transgender Training For Clinicians.”

Please describe your treatment approach (e.g. cognitive behavioral, experiential, body-centered, DBT, etc.).
I am a body-centered clinician with training in DBT, EMDR, and IFS. I bring in cognitive behavioral therapy as needed for skill building.

Do you provide single case assessments (for individuals not seeking ongoing psychotherapy) and, as appropriate, letters of eligibility for hormone therapy and gender related surgeries?
No. I am very supportive of clients who are looking for single-case assessments, and there are great therapists to refer them to. I prefer to work with people in for longer term care and definitely willing to write letters when needed.

On average, how many sessions or hours of assessment do you require to assess eligibility for:
Hormone Therapy: 3-4
Chest Surgery: 3-4
Genital Surgery, if primary letter writer: 3-4
Genital Surgery, if secondary letter writer (when 1st letter writer is written by client’s primary/ongoing psychotherapist): 3-4

How do you assess readiness for Hormone Therapy and/or Surgery?
Clinical interview

If there have been cases in which you have determined that a client does not meet eligibility requirements for hormone therapy or gender surgery, what are the criteria under which you have denied a request for a letter (or cases in which you anticipate that you would deny a request for a letter)?

Does a coexisting mental condition preclude providing the client with a letter?


Does your practice have inclusive paperwork (e.g. list more than male and female gender options, allow a place for preferred name, etc.)?
Paper files that are inclusive: Yes
Electronic health records that are inclusive: Yes

Does your practice have a system for recording preferred name and pronoun of patients and communicating that to staff, especially scheduling/appointment staff and reception staff?

Does your practice have all-gender or gender-neutral restrooms?

Do you have anything in your physical environment that would be welcoming to a Trans person, such as brochures, pamphlets, magazines, pictures that relate to Trans people and/or Trans issues?

Does your practice have an inclusive non-discrimination policy that includes gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation?

Do you have a way of protecting the confidentiality of a patient’s Trans status?
Yes. Confidentiality is always essential.

Have you or your staff attended training or had other education on providing services to Trans patients?
Person responding to survey: Yes.
Other Clinical Staff: No
Scheduling/Appointment Staff: No
Reception/Front Office Staff: No

Please describe the training noted above, if applicable.
I’m always learning and updating my trainings. See above for most recent trainings.

Do you have any concerns about the experience level of intake staff that could create an uncomfortable situation for trans clients? If so, is there someone the patient could contact to assist?

No. I work independently and there is no intake staff.