FAQAnswers to the most commonly asked questions regarding counseling services
How much do counseling sessions cost?
Counseling sessions are 50-55 minutes in length and cost $145 per session. Acceptable forms of payment include check, cash, credit/debit cards. I can also accept your HSA or Flexible Spending cards. There is a $5 discount for those who choose to pay with cash (please bring correct change).
When are you available for sessions?
I am currently in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with appointments available from 11am – 7pm.
Please keep in mind that the later appointments tend to book quickly and may need to be scheduled in advance.
Feel free to contact me with any questions about my office hours and availability.
Do you take my insurance?
I do not accept insurance, nor am I on any insurance panels. However, 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 to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. I have had many clients receive at least partial reimbursement for the cost of the sessions this way. A word of warning though: In order to do this, I am required by insurance companies to give you a “Diagnosis Code” which will become part of your permanent medical record.
Please contact your insurance provider to make sure your policy includes out of network mental health providers and counseling services.
Most insurance companies do not pay for couples counseling as they do not see relationship struggles as a medical problem. And I agree – relationship issues are not medical problems. This is why I do not accept insurance directly, nor do I provide statements of reimbursement for couples counseling or premarital counseling.
How do I set up an appointment?
There are several ways to schedule an appointment, so you can choose the option that’s easiest for you.
You can call me at 404.590.6005. I do my best to answer phone calls, but if you get my voicemail that means I’m either in session or simply away from the phone. Please feel free to leave a message on my confidential voicemail, and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Send me an email at Lauren@revivecounseling.com
You can also contact me through my online form.
If you have any questions, just ask! I’m here to help. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you!
What if I need to move or cancel my appointment?
I understand that things come up, so you can cancel or reschedule your appointment with at least 48 hours notice. If it’s less than 48 hours notice, you will be charged for the appointment.
Will my sessions be confidential?
Absolutely. Confidentiality is a key component of the counseling relationship, allowing you a safe place to work through personal issues. Your right to confidentiality will be carefully maintained and will not be disclosed without your written permission, except in cases of possible harm to yourself or others (especially children or the elderly) or a criminal court subpoena.
Please note that in couples counseling I do not agree to keep secrets. Information revealed in any context may be discussed either partner.
Shouldn't I be able to handle this by myself? Does seeing a therapist mean I'm weak or flawed?
Therapy has gotten a bad rap over the years. In a society that tells us we need to “have it all” while appearing to “have it all together”, asking for help can be difficult. I urge my clients to view therapy as a healthy way to invest in themselves and their relationships, just as one might invest into a 401k or a college education to be better equipped for the future. Therapy is no different. It is a choice to make a proactive change in order to better yourself, your life and your relationships. Therapy is an investment in yourself that allows you to heal from past wounds, grow into the person you aspire to be and thrive in your life and relationships.