We require that all cancellations or requests to reschedule an appointment have at least 48 hours advanced notice. If you do not cancel or request a rescheduled appointment at least 48 hours in advance you will be charged the full fee for your appointment. This is not refundable.
Your appointment time has been reserved just for you. Being late happens at times; however, you are missing important time where we are working on your goals. In order to honor the next person your appointment still must end at the scheduled time, even if you are very late. You are still responsible for the full fee, even if your appointment is shortened due to you being late.
This is a great question and one we get a lot! We'll be honest with you - we don't do "fluff and buff" counseling. Have you ever gotten a massage and it felt nice but didn't really work on what you needed? At the end you felt like you needed another massage to actually work the stress and knots out of the muscles? We don't want to be like that. It's great to come in and talk for 50 minutes, but we want you to leave your time with real work done. We know people don't come in when life is great - they come in when they've tried everything and their hair is on fire. We get your hair fire put out and then get to work on the underlying stuff.
How many sessions your counseling takes depends on what you need and what we have to help you work through. We see some of clients for just a few sessions and others are seen for much longer. Generally, we tell folks we work together til your goals are met and we check in to make sure we're going in that direction. If we need to, we make adjustments.
We require weekly sessions because we find - and research supports - you get better faster! We want to do what's best for you!
Yes, we do. We are firm believers that the deepest healing comes through Jesus Christ and involving Him in the counseling process can only be beneficial. How we incorporate your faith into counseling will be unique to you. We will discuss how you would like it incorporated and that will determine how interventions or goals are addressed.
No, you do not. While we do believe the deepest healing comes through Jesus Christ, there are many things we can do in counseling that you may find helpful and healing. We will not, at any time, impose my beliefs on you.
The best description comes from the Gottman Institute itself: