Meaghan  Rice
Vetted

Meaghan Rice

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Colorado, Arizona Accepting Online
Updated January 28, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Premarital counseling
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting
  • Transition to new parenthood

Professional statement

Better Lives Building Tribes (BLBT) focuses on virtual sessions with clients located in Colorado. Dr. Meaghan Rice, PsyD, LPC founded this private practice to focus on how people intersect with others, finding creative ways to insert new coping skills and habits into the relationships that matter the most to people. BLBT believes that with an external lens on the intersection point with others, there is the ultimate potential to learn about what people need to get to the best version of themselves.

BLBT uses a wide-array of different relational therapeutic approaches rooted in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) foundations. BLBT spends time challenging beliefs, perspectives, and ideologies that may block the functionality of relationships. BLBT creatively develops potential tactics to develop healthy mergers amidst people. Finding a metric that works for their clients, BLBT moves at a quick pace to help clients find some immediate relief, which tends to lead to more incentive for clients to stay involved in their own treatment.

BLBT wants clients to feel that their "virtual office" is a safe place, where everyone is welcome to show-up as they are. Because they do not have a physical location, clients can access their clinicians within the comfort of their own space, on a schedule that works nicely for those that have busy lifestyles and a lot going on, and certainly welcomes any and all questions before getting started as a new client.


Message to clients

Hi there! Better Lives Building Tribes. We are so very excited to have the potential opportunity to close the gap between where you envision the caliber of your relationships and where they are today. Relationships can be so challenging to navigate in so many ways. Sometimes, no matter how hard we feel like we are trying, other people can view our efforts in a way that doesn't allow for absorption-making our efforts feel fruitless and lead to disappointment.

But, we are hopeful that we can look at your dynamic with other people from all angles and see if there are any particular tactics that we can insert in order for your efforts to feel more rewarding. We want you to feel confident, self-assured, and comfortable with making efforts on the front end, so there is a better opportunity for others to reciprocate.

We want you to feel safe and secure showing up in your natural form. We will accomplish the most with a strong therapeutic dynamic, where all of us try hard to be raw, transparent, and authentic. We are here for you every step of the way and we look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Transition to new parenthood - Working with parents as they adjust to new parenthood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • BCBS HMO-Swedish Covent
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Colorado Access
  • Colorado State University Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Evernorth
  • Health First Colorado
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UCHealth Plan Administrators
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Colorado Boulder Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • University of Colorado Denver Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

*All the available listed insurances are for Colorado. I am only paneled with Cigna, BCBS, United, Aetna, and Tricare in Arizona.


Location(s)

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 9am-8pm
  • Tue 9am-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-8pm
  • Tue 9am-8pm
  • Wed 9am-8pm
  • Thu 9am-8pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Talkspace, Therapist, 2017 - Present
BetterHelp, Therapist , 2017 - Present
Better Lives Building Tribes, Therapist , 2019 - Present
Community Counseling Services , Therapist , 2015 - 2018
Department of Corrections , Therapist , 2011 - 2015
The Geo Group , Intern, 2008 - 2011
Cognitive Rehabilitation Specialists , Intern, 2006 - 2008

University of Arizona Global Campus , PsyD- Organizational Leadership , 2016
University of Arizona Global Campus , MA- Clinical Psychology , 2009
University of Denver, BA- Clinical Psychology and Political Science , 2006


Licensure

Colorado: 6339

Arizona: 20723


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Meaghan knows her profession, seeks to logically strategize a comfortable path to bring peace of mind and rational solutions to life's challenges. You will feel as though you made the right decision if you chose Dr. Rice to guide you through whatever you might be facing. She is kind, understanding and thorough."
- Zencare client • January 2024
"Super responsive, kind and helpful"
- Zencare client • January 2024
"She did great assisting me with finding someone as her calendar was full! Thanks again!"
- Zencare client • January 2024
"Very helpful. Connected us with a therapist who had proper availability"
- Zencare client • November 2023
"Dr Rice is exceptionally empathetic, competent, resourceful, skillfully pushy & even-handed. She's helping us navigate dangerous relationship waters, while also helping me determine higher order priorities and belief structures. Make it a point to interview her for your psychology needs."
- Zencare client • September 2023
"She was very helpful and reached out to me within a couple hours of the message I sent her."
- Zencare client • May 2023
"Polite and sweet lady. Reliable service."
- Zencare client • May 2023
"Meaghan was always quick to respond to all my questions and inquiries. Meaghan is a true professional, and a very caring person to all my questions and sympathetic to my situation. Thank you Meaghan."
- Zencare client • May 2023
"My partner and I knew after one session that Meaghan was the perfect fit for us. We both felt seen and validated in our experience and the tools she gave us helped us to navigate a loop of conflict we have been dealing with for years."
- Zencare client • April 2023
"Meaghan Rice is the best ever and she listens and cares I wish I still had her she's alsome"
- Zencare client • April 2023
"Though she could not help me personally. She helped me find someone wonderful who could."
- Zencare client • April 2023
"Meaghan is extremely personable, very easy to relate to and connect with. On our very first couples therapy session, she made my husband feel seen and heard - an incredible first impression, especially for somebody that has never tried counseling before! She challenged us, while giving us both the affirmation and encouragement that we needed. I'm really looking forward to our next session!"
- Zencare client • October 2022
"I heard back very quickly and was able to set up Couples counseling as well as Individual within less than a weeks time. Meaghan made it all so easy and stress free."
- Zencare client • October 2022
"Meaghan is really personable, non-judge mental, and very responsive and helpful."
- Zencare client • March 2022