To keep it plain and simple, counseling is a matter of building a relationship with your therapist. Initial visits usually entail the therapist and client getting to know each other. Sometimes, it’s not about seeking a diagnosis or identifying a problem. It’s more about moving the client from pain to possibility.
2. What is the difference between counseling and therapy?
Essentially, they both serve the same purpose. Whether it is with a counselor or psychotherapist, you talk to a mental health professional to help solve some of life’s challenges and your past pains. In my opinion, the only difference is counseling is more on a short-term basis and therapy usually last for a longer period of time.
3. Do you only counsel couples?
No. We counsel men, women, couples, children and families regardless of race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
4. Do you counsel children?
Yes, we treat children and young adults ages 6-21 years old.
5. What can I expect from participating in counseling with your organization?
Clients have reported a level of comfort and ease that allows them to be themselves without the fear of judgment. We are known to take people out of their comfort zone and challenge them to be more; living up to their greatest potential while leaving the baggage and unnecessary pain in the past.
6. How long do I have to attend counseling?
There is no set number of days, weeks, months or years to attend counseling. It really depends on the progress that is being made and the mutual agreement of termination. Before deciding to terminate treatment with any client, a discussion has to happen between the therapist and client.
7. How often are the appointments?
For most clients, weekly appointments is ideal. Weekly appointments allow for the client to make changes (mentally or behaviorally) and correct problems as they arise. When, too, much time passes in between sessions, it is harder to remember the details of the events and harder to correct the root of the problem. Pre-marital couples may meet twice a month or for a set number of sessions, typically 6-12 sessions (depending on the planned date of ceremony).
8. How much does it cost?
The average fee for an individual is $150 and $180 for couples. Our organization offers a sliding scale fee for those who qualify.
9. Do you accept Insurance?
Yes. Currently, we participate in the following insurance companies:
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
10. Do you offer a free consultation?
Unfortunately we do not offer free consultations.
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