FAQ

How much does counseling/coaching cost?

Answer:

I provide a sliding fee scale basic on income.  I work out mutually agreeable payment options with all of my clients so that cost does not hinder them in pursuing coaching/counseling.  While many clients are initially very concerned about whether or not they can afford coaching/counseling, most find that as their life and priorities change new ways of funding counseling appear–whether through less need to consume to distract from pain or through new means of income due to increased energy and investment in life.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my session?

Answer:

We understand life throws you a curve ball with time and you can’t make your session. I ask that you notify us  48 hours before your scheduled appointment time to cancel or reschedule. Please note, if you do not call our office to cancel your appointment with 48 hours notice, you will maybe charged at the cost of that session.

Do I need to fill out any forms?

Answer:

Yes. You need to fill some forms. After you book your first session we will send them to you through text and email.

How often should I come to a session?

Answer:

Most people find that they achieve greater results with greater frequency of appointments, especially in the beginning. This means that your counselor/ coach will probably suggest that you meet weekly. As you experience progress toward your goals you, and your counselor may decide to meet less frequently, but often enough to maintain progress.  When goals have been reached, many clients like to come occasionally, as the need arises or until new patterns are firmly established in their life.  And, like a family doctor, we are here for you if you should need us again in the future for help with another problem.   Feel free to discuss your preferences for frequency with your counselor or coach at any time.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Answer:

We accepts personal checks, money orders and credit card payment with VISA and Mastercard.  We also are able to process HSA and Flex Spending cards and can provide you with the appropriate documentation for using these employer sponsored benefits.

Are you a Christian Coach/Counselor?

Answer:

Yes, I am a Christian Counselor & Coach and not a psychotherapist.  What this means for me is that I practice from a framework that acknowledges the presence of God within each person I work with and seeks to promote justice, healing, and grace as ways of being in the world.  Spirituality is deeply important to us as human beings and is the source of meaning, purpose, and healing in our lives.  Human beings are so much more than simply their behaviors, thoughts, or feelings.   Often important healing needs to take place in this realm as well, as clients come to understand how they have been shaped, hurt, and/or blessed by their spiritual practice.  Although I am a Christian and this Christian practice is meaningful for me, all spiritual practices are welcome in my clinical practice.

What can I expect at the first session?

Answer:

You can expect to talk about the concern(s) that brought you into counseling and also about your background and personal history.  You can share on a level that feels comfortable for you.  You can also expect to have some brief paperwork to fill out. At the end of each session we end in prayer.

 

What kinds of things do people seek help for?

Answer:

People seek counseling/ coaching for a variety of reasons including marriage problems, family issues, feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, worried, sad, or angry.  People also seek out counseling to help change behaviors that are troubling them including addictive or disordered behaviors or behaviors that affect their relationships at home or at work.  Some people seek counseling/coaching because they have a life goal that has been eluding them and they are ready to explore their barriers.  Other people seek out counseling because they know they are going through a difficult time or facing a difficult decision and they desire a place to sort through their feelings and move forward in their life with intention and clear thinking.

Do you work with couples and families?

Answer:

Yes, my practice focuses on working with, couples, and families.

 

How does christian counseling/coaching help?

Answer:

When a Christian coach relationship is working well, clients experience new insights into their situations, clearer thinking, increased energy, better understanding of their feelings and needs, release of troubling emotions that have held them back or been confusing, and a greater sense of wholeness and peace within themselves.  Coaching is a process, and a working partnership develops between client and Coach.  Counseling is not always comfortable or straightforward as difficult emotions and ways of being often have to be sorted through in order for new energy and change to appear.  Clients should feel comfortable with their counselor and be able to ask about whatever is on their mind regarding the process.  In spite of the uncomfortable emotions experienced, clients I have worked with feel that the temporary pain of the working through process is well worth leaving behind the continual pain of living the way they had previously.

Is what I say confidential?

Answer:

Yes.  All client/counselor/coaches conversations are private and confidential.  It is also confidential information that a person is meeting with a counselor.  As a licensed minister, I follow the professional ethical standards of the National Christian Counselors Association.  Only in rare exceptions when the release of confidential information. That is the duty-to-warn act safety of a client or other is at risk can disclosure of confidential information take place.