Common QuestionsAnswers to the most commonly asked questions regarding counseling services
How do I schedule a counseling appointment?
If you are a current client, you can make an appointment through the secure online portal.
When are you available for sessions?
I am currently in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with appointments available from 10am to 7pm. Sessions are approximately 50 minutes in length.
I offer both in-office counseling sessions from my metro-Atlanta office, as well as Video Counseling sessions to residents of Georgia.
Do you take insurance?
I do not take insurance. However, most of my services are usually covered as part of out-of-network benefits. If you would like to access your out-of-network benefits, I can provide you with a Statement for Reimbursement form (also called a Superbill) for you to submit directly to your insurance company for partial reimbursement. Please keep in mind that in order to use your insurance, I will have to give you a mental health diagnosis that will become part of your permanent medical record.
I do accept HSA cards if you would like to use that as payment.
How does counseling work?
The primary goal for the first session is for me to listen to your concerns and for both of us to determine if working together would be a good fit. Based on the information you provide, I will make recommendations for the focus, frequency and length of counseling.
The strategies and approach used during counseling will be determined by your specific goals. Examples of goals in counseling may be:
- Decrease feelings of anxiety and unwanted thoughts or behaviors.
- Increase self-acceptance and self-confidence
- Create and establish healthy boundaries in relationships
- Increase ability to communicate in a healthy way
- Explore and heal underlying issues
- Grow spiritually
Counseling continues until you believe you have met your goals for the time being. No matter what brings you to counseling, most people walk away feeling more secure, free and supported as a result.
My spouse and I have worked with you as a couple. Do you still work with couples? Will you see us again?
While I have shifted my focus to work with women, I will gladly continue to work with couples with whom I have an existing relationship. For new clients interested in couples counseling, I am happy to refer you to some wonderful couples therapists who I know and trust.
What if I’m not a Christian or even a spiritual person? Will you still be a good fit for me?
I welcome and enjoy working with clients of different ethnic and religious backgrounds. As a Christian myself, I specialize in counseling from a Christian perspective. However, I am faith sensitive, meaning I take the lead from my clients on whether they would like to integrate faith into their counseling process. I welcome each client to discuss their beliefs in whatever way they feel comfortable, and I will meet them where ever they are in their own journey.