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“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus


John Tzanos Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist  & Court Appointed P.R.E. & PC/DM

My practice specializes in the following:

  • Individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults

  • Parental Responsibilities Evaluations (PREs)

  • School consultation for special education (IDEA)


Have a question you’d like to ask? I’m committed to giving patients the best care and experience I can. Check out the answers to the FAQs below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any additional questions.

  • Where is your office located:
    My office is on the 9th floor of the Jackson St, office building. The address is: 1776 South Jackson Street., Ste 901-7, Denver, CO 80210 There is ample parking for clients. When you enter the building, take the elevator and go to the 9th floor office number 901-7. Please take a seat. I will come for you at your scheduled time.
  • What are your fees?
    60-minute intake session: $200 60-minute individual psychotherapy session (50 minute session/10 minute administrative tasks): $160 For psychotherapy clients: You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call 800-985-3059. Forensic Services: ​ PC/DM fees are billed at $280 per hour split between two parties or as specified in the court order. PRE fees are billed at $300 per hour for any PRE related activity including interviews, observations, psychological test administration, reviewing documents, emails, and report writing. Hourly rate of $350 for testifying in court (to include travel time, review of records, and time spent in court). Retainer of $7,000 required prior to evaluation ($3,500 per parent if both responsible for payment). Typical PRE cost, varies based on complexity. On average, a full evaluation takes 40-70 hours of the evaluator’s time to complete (including the report). ​
  • Do you take insurance?
    For Psychotherapy Clients: I accept various insurance plans and Out of Network patients. Please contact me with the details of your plan. For clients who may want to utilize their insurance mental health services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please, check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions: Do I have mental health insurance benefits? What is my deductible? How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover? What is the coverage amount per session? Insurance/Deductibles: Upon request, I can give you a monthly superbill to submit to your insurance provider for out-of-network reimbursement. Numerous clients have large deductibles, which they must pay out of pocket, and they prefer to select their own provider rather than have the insurance company choose for them. For PCDM/PRE clients: Court ordered services are not covered by health insurance.
  • How do I set up our first appointment?
    To set up your free 15 minute consultation meeting or have questions regarding my services with me please send an email at or call/text me at (720) 307-7378 and I will contact you within 24-hours. After our initial consultation, I will ask you to complete an intake form, read the office and billing policies, disclosure statement, and sign all the appropriate documents based on the service you are seeking so that I can schedule your appointment. When you schedule your appointment, you will have the opportunity to go over the procedure and ask any questions you might have about the paperwork in person with me. The goal for our first couple of meetings is to get to know you and make you feel comfortable, talk about what brings you in to the office, and gather background information that will help us as we work together to reach your goals.
  • How long will therapy take?
    Depending on the issue you are seeking help for, therapy sessions could last anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months for relatively simple problems. You might need to invest more time in therapy—up to a year or longer—if your issues are complicated or have persisted for a long time. Your motivation is a significant factor that may affect the length of therapy. According to research, you are more likely to have positive therapy outcomes if you are motivated to change, seek help, and accomplish your goals. Likewise, if you are not very motivated or willing to do the work, then the therapy process can drag on or end too soon, causing your symptoms to remain the same or maybe even get worse with time. Making an effort and commitment to therapy is crucial.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Psychotherapy clients: There is no charge for any session cancelled 24 or more hours prior to the scheduled time. However, sessions canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a $160 fee. PCDM/PRE clients: Refer to the service agreement for more information.
  • I am an attorney, how can I get more information about referring my clients to you or set up a time to talk?
    I am always looking to connect with attorneys who serve families. If you would like to set up a time to talk, please email me at You may also send me your practice name to receive a packet of information about PRE/PCDM. I believe in complete transparency and openness in answering questions and in making sure that attorneys as well as parents are comfortable with my role in the case. I look forward to hearing from you.
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