If you would like to schedule an appointment immediately click here. This will allow you to view my available times and choose one that works best for your schedule. If you you have questions prior to scheduling you may schedule a brief 15 minute phone consultation, by calling 269-903-4535, to answer your questions about scheduling, what happens in a counseling, insurance, fees and etc. You may also email email@example.com.
What Happens In the First Session?
Just like when you visit the doctor's office you have paperwork to complete. In your first counseling session we will go over paperwork and sign forms that will establish counseling with Maternal Counseling Services, we go over your intake form to get an understanding of your background, the issues you are facing, and what you are hoping to receive from counseling.
What I hope you get from the information above is that there is some general, standard, procedures that we have to complete but the focus of the first session is... "what brings you to counseling."
To ensure that the majority of the session's focus is on your goals for counseling, it is important to read over, complete and bring the required forms to your first session.
What do you charge Counseling?
$175 for initial evaluation
$125 per 53-60 minute session
$100 per 45-52 minute session
$50 per 30 minute session
If you choose to use insurance, the best way to understand your benefits is to call your insurance company's number on the back of your card and inquire about your behavioral health coverage. Please be aware that you are responsible for your co-pay as well as your co-insurance or deductible that has not been reached.
If you are interested in counseling and need help in determining if we accept your insurance feel welcomed to call us at 269-903-4535. I would be happy to contact your insurance company to inquire about your behavioral health benefits to aid in understanding your coverage.
If my insurance is not accepted at Maternal counseling services, may i still receive counseling?
We understand that at times client's do not have insurance or would not like to use their insurance. We never want finances to hinder you receiving care. If you are in need of counseling and unable to pay the rates we can discuss self pay or an appropriate referral. I also may be able to file as an out of network with your insurance or you could possibly use your Health Savings Account or Flex Spending Account.
At Maternal Counseling Services our goal is to aid in your care. Let us help in determining if we are able to bill your insurance or help you find a referral to receive counseling. Call 269.903.4535 or you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shouldn't I be able to handle this myself
Asking for help is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself, your children and for your family. As you begin feeling well, it not only affects you, but those around you. Also, life is based on relationship. Think about it. When we are born, in order to grow, develop and even survive, we must be helped by another person. As we grow, develop and learn we depend less and less on this person. Counseling helps you grow, develop and even when you are facing depression, it can help you survive. As you begin to grow, develop and learn about yourself and your situation in the context of hope, counseling sessions are reduced until you feel comfortable and confident about terminating services. It's not about doing it on your own, it's about being well.