How to Get Started with Counseling FAQs

How do I make an appointment?  Complete the Contact Page and tell me a little about your situation. I’ll do my best to contact you within 48 hours.

May I have a complementary interview? Yes, I offer a 10-minute phone interview so we can determine if I am the best counselor for you. If not, I’ll do my best to make a referral.

How long does it take to get an appointment? I can usually schedule your first appointment in one week, two at the latest in most cases.

How long are your psychotherapy sessions? 53-55 minutes for individual counseling. I prefer 80 minutes for couples, but we can do 53-53 minutes if we meet weekly.

What are your hours? Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm EST. Friday 12:00-5pm. Weekends are reserved for group retreats and Private Marriage Retreats.

May I use my insurance for psychotherapy? Yes.  Click here for details. Note: To use insurance, I must assign a mental illness diagnosis, e.g., anxiety, depression, PTSD, adjustment disorder. If you do not want a mental illness diagnosis on your record, you’ll want to pay out-of-pocket.

Do you accept credit cards? Yes. I process credit and debit cards through PayPal. If PayPal charges a service fee, you will be responsible for paying it @ 2.8%. If you withdraw funds from your bank account, PayPal does not charge a service fee.

If I don’t use insurance, do you offer a reduced or sliding scale? That is a possibility. I need to know your income and life circumstances. I will discuss fees when you call me for your complementary 10-minute phone meeting.

How do you deal with religious beliefs? I honor all religious paths that do not endorse hurting people. I am a Christian, and if you are looking for counseling that incorporates the values of unconditional love, grace and mercy, you have come to the right place. I do not impose my beliefs on my clients, and I do not tell them what they should do. I follow my clients lead, and if they want to incorporate healing prayer into our sessions, I am happy to do that. I have found it to be very helpful.

More Questions? Please complete the contact form.