Robyn Chauvin, LPC

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Name: Robyn Chauvin, LPC
Address:100 Arapohoe st, suite 8, Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: 720-841-1836
Mental Health Degree/Licensure/Certification: MA , Counseling Psychology/ LPC


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



Do you have a sliding scale for patients with limited resources?  Yes. I offer sliding scale and pro bono to the genderqueer community.


Please estimate the number of clients you have worked with in each of the following categories :

About 20% of my clients are queer / genderqueer.


Do you specialize in particular health issues (e.g. gender identity, trauma related depression and anxiety disorders,  autism spectrum disorders, etc.)?

No. I treat the whole person, not the symptoms.


Please describe your level of experience (e.g. years,  training, etc. ) in working with Trans* and Gender non-conforming  clients?

I began working with Trans issues on a personal level at age 4. I began working on a professional level in 1994 when I earned a BA in music therapy and have gained knowledge and experience over the years. I opened my private practice in 2005. I am also on the board of directors of Queer Asterix and I teach at Boulder Psychotherapy Institute.



Please describe your treatment approach (e.g., cognitive behavioral, experiential , body-centered, DBT, etc.). 

My treatment approach is existential , body centered, and experiential.



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?

Yes. I can assess.  It is up to the surgeon as to how much therapy is required.


On average, how many sessions or hours of assessment do you require to assess eligibility for

Hormone Therapy- One Session

Chest Surgery- These are surgeon requirements

Genital Surgery, if primary letter writer–  These are surgeon requirements

Genital Surgery, if secondary letter writer (when 1st letter is written by client’s primary/ ongoing psychotherapist) –   One Hour


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

Clinical Interview, Written Questionnaire


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)?

If client is overcome with psychosis.


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

No.  Everyone has some co-existing mental health condition.


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 and reception staff? 



If Yes, how is this communicated?

I have no pronouns on forms.  I am the only employee


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?

All records are confidential.




Have you or your staff attended training or had other education on providing services to Trans patients apply ?

Person responding to survey- Yes


Please describe the training noted above, if applicable.

Training in various conferences


If 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?

No,  only one person.