About Confluence Health Psychology
I am Dr. Kyle Davis, a licensed clinical psychologist. I moved to Boise, Idaho in 2013 after completing a PhD program in clinical psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and have focused my career on helping people improve their physical and psychological well-being.
In 2021, I launched Confluence Health Psychology to provide effective, efficient, and timely services to help people manage a range of chronic health conditions. At this time, my practice is primarily focused on helping people manage insomnia, chronic pain, and weight.
I also love to teach and regularly present to health care providers as well as community members. Please visit my Community Classes and Presentations Page to learn more about classes I offer, including the Empowered Relief program.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please click this link and you will be redirected to the online platform I use for scheduling and communicating with patients.
Specializing in Health Psychology
As a clinical psychologist who specializes in health psychology, I help patients manage physical health conditions and related psychological factors. To learn more about the conditions I commonly treat and the treatment approaches I use, please see below.
Insomnia and Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Are you having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking early and not being able to get back to sleep? Are you dependent on medication to sleep and want to reduce or stop using these medications? If so, you are not alone. Approximately half of all adults in the US report problems with sleep and 20% meet diagnostic criteria for insomnia. Fortunately, an effective treatment for insomnia exists. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a short-term evidence-based treatment for chronic insomnia. CBT-I is the gold standard treatment for insomnia and highly efficacious. While participating in CBT-I, you can expect to learn more about how insomnia develops over times, how behavior and thought patterns contribute to insomnia, and how to get your problems with sleep back under control. A typical course of treatment often involves changing your sleep schedule (at least temporarily), learning behavioral strategies to associate being in bed with being asleep, learning relaxation strategies, developing a helpful bedtime and wake up routine, changing unhelpful thought patterns related to sleep, and improving sleep hygiene. I also routinely help clients decrease use of medications they use to help them sleep. In these situations, I will help you sleep as well as possible on your current medication(s) and then work with you and your prescriber to develop a plan to slowly taper off the medication(s). Clients I work with are often amazed that they are able to stop using medications they thought they would have to use for the rest of their lives.
Chronic pain is both a sensory and psychological experience. I help patients manage chronic pain by changing thought and behavioral patterns that contribute to worsening chronic pain. I also help patients train the way their brain processes pain signals to improve their experience of chronic pain. I am a certified instructor in the Empowered Relief chronic pain management program and am also a certified practitioner in Pain Reprocessing Therapy. I also have experience treating chronic pain with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. To learn more about these treatment approaches (including the scientific evidence for these approaches), schedule a free consultation appointment today.
Managing weight is much more complicated than the calories in/calories out approach most people have heard before. I approach weight management from a cognitive behavioral standpoint and help patients change unhelpful thought and behavioral patterns that contribute to unsuccessful weight loss attempts. Patients that work with me will learn about the nuances of their diet and physical activity patterns and learn skills to live healthier lives.
Therapy Rates and Insurance
Telehealth: At this time, services I provide will be conducted via Telehealth. I provide a free consultation over Telehealth so you can see if this could work for you. Providing services via Telehealth allows me to offer you lower rates and save time and money associated with travel.
Free Consultation Appointment: I offer free 15 minute consultation appointments so you can learn more about what working with me is like. To book a free 15 min appointment, please click here and select a time that works for you!
Intake Appointment: My current rate is $175 for an approximately 60 minute intake appointment. At this appointment, I will spend most of the session getting to know you and the specifics of what you are seeking help for. At the end of the appointment, I will provide you with an overview of what your treatment plan will entail. You can schedule an intake appointment by clicking here.
Follow up Therapy Appointments: Follow up therapy appointments are billed at a rate of $150 for a 45-50 minute therapy session. I meet with most patients weekly or bi-weekly during the active phase of treatment though am happy to see clients at less regular intervals. A typical course of treatment for insomnia consists of about 6 therapy sessions. You can schedule a follow up appointment by clicking here.
Payment Methods: I accept cash, check, FSA or HSA debit cards and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover).
Insurance: I am currently not an “in-network” provider for insurance companies with the exception of Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. However, clients that do not have Medicare may be able to list me as an “out-of-network” provider. Clients using this approach pay for sessions and then receive reimbursement for therapy services directly from their insurance companies. Because policies differ so widely, you should contact your insurance company directly to determine whether this is an option for you. If you would like to use insurance in this manner, I will provide you with monthly billing statements that can be directly submitted to your insurance company. Please feel free to ask more questions about this issue during our initial conversation.
Good Faith Estimate: You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees. Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 208-576-6279.