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 emailing email@example.com. This is not a counseling session, but would be used to answer your questions about scheduling, what happens in a counseling, insurance, fees and etc.
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 this paperwork, and sign forms that will establish counseling with Maternal Counseling Services. This allows us to gain 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 and complete the required forms for your first session.
What do you charge Counseling?
$180 for initial evaluation
$135 per 53-60 minute session
$110 per 45-52 minute session
$80 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 mental health or behavioral health coverage. Please be aware that you are responsible for your co-pays, co-insurance and/or deductible that has not been reached.
Please be aware that before that when you complete the adult intake paperwork we will be able to contact your insurance, verify them and contact you about any fees or financial responsibilities you have, prior to your first appointment. We want to make it easy for you. If you have further questions about insurance, feel welcomed to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, hardship options or an appropriate referral. You may also be able to utilize your insurance for out of network services which you could include payment with a 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 email@example.com
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.