Frequently Asked Questions:
"What should I expect from my first session?"
Our first session, or two, will focus on assessing your needs and your concerns. I will initially ask you a series of questions to gain an understanding of your history and your current reason for seeking counseling. During our first, or second session I may administer a questionnaire to gain a better understanding of what needs are not being met and how those unmet needs are impacting your life.
"How often do you meet with your clients?"
The frequency and duration of therapy varies and depends on several factors. Most clients meet with me once weekly, or every other week for a couple of months. Ensuing appointments are typically less frequent. Therapy usually comes to an end as new skills are effectively implemented, symptoms are reduced, and occurrences are manageable. Clients are always welcomed to schedule appointments on an "as needed" bases.
"Do you only counsel Christians?"
No. While I am a Christian and the services I provide are faith-based or faith-integrated. I believe that faith is a powerful resource in helping people deal with problems. However, I do not impose my own religious beliefs on to clients. I respect the religious faith of each client, and will work to integrate the client's beliefs into the counseling process. I appreciate and embrace persons of all faiths.
"What is your cancellation policy?"
I agree to and ask that clients maintain responsible relations regarding appointment times. In that regard, I require a 24 hour cancellation notice. Appointments canceled less than 24 hours, or are a "no-show, no-call" may be subject to a fee of $25.
"What are your hours?"
I am available by appointment only. Appointments are available Monday - Saturday.
"How long does each session last?"
Counseling sessions are 45 minutes in length for individuals, and 60 minutes for couples. Please review the Fees tab for additional session information.
"What are your fees?"
The fee for individual counseling is $100 per session. The fee for couples is $150. Please review the Fees tab for additional fee information. If you are experiencing a genuine financial hardship, please contact me, so that we may discuss a sliding-scale that may be comfortable for your situation.
"How do I pay?"
Payments are due the day of service, or via this website through the 'book now' button located to the right of this page. You may pay by cash, or credit.
"Do you accept insurance?"
I counsel on a fee-for service basis, and unfortunately do not accept, or file insurance on behalf of clients. I can, however provide a medical receipt if you choose to pursue reimbursement from your insurance company. To do this, you must contact your insurance company directly to see if you have "out-of-network" coverage for counseling. Please keep in mind that most insurance companies will not cover "martial or basic counseling". Most insurance companies will only cover treatment if there has been a prognosis of a mental health issue. To read a detailed explanation on this topic, please read the "Insurance/Fees" section of my website.