Write a Review for Philip Horner, LCSW
Name: Philip Horner LCSW
Address: 100 Arapahoe Avenue, Ste. 9, Boulder
Does your practice accept private health insurance payment? Consumers are advised to contact their insurer regarding insurance coverage for a specific provider.
No. I will write invoices for mental health services. These invoices can be billed to an insurance company.
Does your practice accept CHP+, Medicare, or Medicaid?
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- 2
Genderqueer and Gender Non-Conforming- 5
Trans Women- 1
Trans Men- 4
Trans Elders- 0
Do you specialize in particular health issues (e.g. gender identity, trauma related depression and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, etc.)?
I have specialized in identity formation, particularly around race and ethnicity. I also have experience working with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and gender identity.
Please describe your level of experience (e.g. years, training, etc. ) in working with Trans* and Gender non-conforming clients?
I have been working in college and graduate school populations for the last 5 years. Over that time I worked with many different clients who would self identify as trans. A lot of this experience came from an Allies group I worked with and also in psychotherapy groups.
Please describe your treatment approach (e.g., cognitive behavioral, experiential, body-centered, DBT, etc.).
I went to Smith College School of Social Work, where I learned the psychodyanmic theory with an updated lens through social justice theories. I work in a relational way with my clients and concentrate a lot of our time on understanding the therapeutic relationship. This approach can help understand our relationships with other people in life. I also am trained in DBT and use mindfulness to help focus attention on present feelings and past experiences.
Do you provide single case assessments ( for individuals not seeking ongoing psychotherapy ) and, as appropiate , letters of eligibility for hormone therapy and gender related surgeries?
On average, how many sessions or hours of assessment do you require to assess eligibility for?
Hormone Therapy- No Response
Chest Surgery- No Response
Genital Surgery, if primary letter writer- No Response
Genital Surgery, if secondary letter writer ( when first letter is written by clients primary/ongoing psychotherapists)- No Response
How do you assess readiness for Hormone Therapy and or Surgery?
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? Yes
Electronic Files? Yes
Does your practice have a system for recording preferred name and pronoun of patients and communicating that to staff, especially scheduling/appointment 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 ( i.e. 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 patients Trans* status?
Have you or your staff attended training or had other education on providing services to Trans* patients apply?
Person responding to survey-
Yes. I have participated in trainings at the GLTBQ resource center at CU Boulder, the Multicultural Center at Williams College, and took several classes at Smith College School for Social Work on working GLTBQ clients in the clinical space.
I f you have any concerns about the level of intake staff that could create an uncomfortable situation for Trans* clients? Is there someone the patient can contact to assist?
Yes. I am the only one in my private practice and because of this I do the intake assessments and keep all information private with disclosure statement, which lists my confidentiality statement. Because of this I do all the paperwork with my clients and keep it confidential.