Somatic Counseling Services

Somatic Counseling Services

Finding your way to wellness for the mind, body, and soul.
Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Colorado Accepting Online
Five Points Not Accepting In-person
Denver Accepting In-person
Updated September 29, 2023

At SCS, we aim to create and hold safe spaces for people to process and work on patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are no longer serving them. We are all trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and use techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help create change in a meaningful timeline. All of our clinicians have experience in the acute mental health hospital setting, whether it be inpatient services or intensive outpatient services, and we bring this understanding of the severity of some mental health conditions to our less acute private practice.

There are three clinicians at SCS - Jonah Shuman, MA, LPC, CDBT; Chavone Crespo, MS, LMHC, LPC, CDBT, ACS; and Emily Nikoley, MA, LPCC. Each of us brings a unique style to therapy, but our values around the therapeutic experience are largely the same. We believe in and support the idea that people, no matter their symptoms and stories, are worth investing in and building up to thrive in the kind of life they want.


What services does your practice offer?

SCS provides individual and group services primarily, and we see the occasional Couples or Family therapy clients as well. We have a broad network of professional relationships in the Denver Metro and can assist with providing referrals to other services as needed (such as medication management, higher levels of care, etc.).

What are your practice's specialties?

The therapists at SCS have a variety of specialties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, LGBTQ+ experiences, and racial and multicultural experiences. We work with adults from age 18 and up.

Why should I choose your practice?

Somatic Counseling Services is a group of clinicians who believe that anyone can do the work needed to live their fullest life with just a little bit of help. Choosing one of our therapists ensures you will have someone in your corner, who is ready to provide care, support, and the occasional push as needed. Additionally, we are committed to continually growing their skills and experience to serve a broad range of clients - we seek regular training and consultation with providers in other specialties to make sure we provide the best care possible.

How does payment work at your practice?

We are in-network with most major insurance companies. If you do not have one of the insurances, our fees range from $175 - $225, depending on provider and services. Per request, we can provide superbills for reimbursement, and we can negotiate sliding scales as assessed on a case-by-case basis.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Friday Health Plans
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Five Points practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am - 12:00pm

Denver practice
2432 S Downing St, 203, Denver, Colorado 80210
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Tue 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Thu 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Head of Practice's Licensure

Colorado: LPC.0018412