What are the first few sessions like?
The first few sessions give us time to get to know one another and to help me get an idea of your history & background. The first intake session will typically last 1-1.5 hrs to give us time to cover office policies, as well as gather client background information. We also discuss plans for moving forward. Individual sessions last around 45 minutes usually meeting every 2 weeks. Couples sessions are typically 1 hr 15 min meeting weekly.
Do I have to attend a certain number of sessions?
Since counseling varies depending on individual needs, we do not require clients to attend a minimum number of sessions.
How many sessions will we have before I can expect to see improvement?
I’ve worked with clients who’ve experienced improvement after two sessions, while other clients have taken longer. Counseling takes time and changes don’t happen overnight, but we focus on the positive changes, however large or small they may seem.
What theoretical approach do you take?
The fact that you’re asking this question shows me that you are already invested in your counseling journey. When working with individual clients, I use a mix of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, & mindfulness. With couples, I utilize Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Therapy.
Is there something wrong with me? Am I beyond help?
Part of counseling involves understanding why you think and act the way you do, as well as having compassion towards yourself. I do not believe anyone is beyond help. I will do my best to provide therapy services for your needs, and if I am not able to do so, I will be happy to provide a referral to other counselors who may better serve your needs.
Where are you located?
Our office is conveniently located on the eastside of Greenville at the Center for Sexual and Relational Health. The office address is 46 Parkway Commons Way, Greer, SC 29650.
How much are counseling sessions and do you accept insurance?
All sessions are $125 and payment is collected at the end of each session. I partner with Addo Recovery to handle all administrative & billing needs. Forms of payment accepted are cash & credit/debit cards. I do not accept insurance but, if you would like to submit an insurance claim yourself, you may request an official receipt that will include a diagnosis and billing code. You are responsible for contacting your insurance provider to determine whether counseling is covered, as some insurance companies may not reimburse for counseling with LPC-A licensees.
My issues aren’t as bad as others, do I really need counseling?
Often part of our difficulties is the way that we perceive our issues. If the challenges you are experiencing are making it difficult for you to function, if you feel like it takes so much effort to just get through the day, then it might benefit you to talk with someone who can help.
Ready to make changes to live the life you were meant to live?