Where are you located?
What happens in the first session?
How long does counseling last?
How often do you schedule sessions?
Are you a Christian?
Do I have to be a Christian to have you counsel me?
What will happen when I call you?
When we connect, I will be glad to answer any questions you have. I will also ask you some questions about the reason you are seeking counseling to assess if we will be a good fit. If we are, we will look at scheduling. If we are not, I will do my best to offer you some referrals that will better meet your needs.
Are there other ways to get in contact with you?
What do your services cost?
Do you take insurance?
There are many reasons I do not bill or contract with insurance comanies. I have in the past and have found that I can better serve my clients by spending my time working with them rather than spending many hours on billing insurance and trying to comply with each required nuance to receive payment. (I am still contracted with one insurance company, but that contract will end soon).
Also, health insurance companies require a diagnosis in order to pay for counseling sessions. Often, a mental health diagnosis is not warranted and would be unethical to submit. In other cases, even if there is a valid diagnosis, many clients prefer not to have a mental health diagnosis on their permanent medical record.
For those that would like to use their health insurance benefits. I suggest you call your insurance company and ask these questions to make sure you have a complete understanding of what is covered in your plan:
Do I have mental health benefits?
Do my benefits cover marriage counseling?
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is approval required from my primary care physician?