How long does therapy/counseling take?
The length of time typically depends on you and what types of needs you have. Some things cannot be rushed. Length of therapy depends on how great the problem and how great the need.
Such things as early childhood sexual abuse, grief, marital conflict, affair recovery, and sexual retraining in couples can take many sessions. Healing takes time, and most often that is often determined by the client commitment and progress.
Your therapists primary goal should be to work themselves out of a job, in other words, help you get to a place you no longer need their services and you are equipped to navigate life.
The first two to three sessions will include assessing your needs, goals and direction.
What do I need to bring to the first session?
On our website under OUR THERAPIST you will find what you need to do prior to your first session and what you need to bring.
How much do you charge?
Each of our therapist are different in their fees. Please see under each therapist infomed consent what their fees are. Depending on the need, some of our therapist may offer scholarships to those needing financial assistance, this is on a case by case basis and varied with each therapist.
What if you cannot help me?
The therapeutic relationship is essential to a positive therapy experience. Not every counselor is right for every person. A therapist's job is not only to provide effective services, but to refer individuals to other therapist who may be more appropriate.
How often do I have to come in?
Initially weekly sessions are recommended. A typical session is 50 minutes. Sometimes individuals prefer to meet more often. We encourage you to discuss your needs and expectations with your therapist. It is always best to meet weekly until the client and therapist determine another course of action.
How confidential is counseling?
Counseling is what is referred to as a privileged relationship, this means the client is in control of what information is shared and with who. Therapist at Restoration Counseling Center cannot acknowledge your relationship without your authorized consent, a written and signed document with your approval of who they may discuss information with and for what purpose. Our therapist are protective of their clients and will not approach them in public. In some cases it is not always possibly to avoid running into one another in public settings. If this happens please note your therapist will not approach you. If you are comfortable you may approach your therapist but that is always your right as the as the client to determine. In addition, you and your therapist may share mutual friends or be involved in similar settings. Therapists at Restoration Counseling Center attempt to limit or avoid these situations to protect client confidentiality and privacy. However, it is not completely unavoidable. If a situation like this arises your therapist will discuss it with you and if needed refer for other counseling services.
How is confidentiality different in marriage and family counseling.
Information in couples counseling is kept confidential, and it requires both parties consent in order to release information.
When seeing a minor child, we require informed consent from both parents, even in the case of divorced parents, unless one parent has sole parental authority in which case documentation is requested. In the cases of divorce, parents must provide a parenting plan which shows their ability to make medical decisions for their minor child.
What forms of payment do you take?
Visa, Master Card, American Express, Cash or Check
Do you accept insurance?
Restoration Counseling Center is considered an out of network provider, we do not file insurance on our client’s behalf. Client’s are responsible for the therapist's full fee. Many insurance companies will cover your counseling out of network but this usually differs per provider.
Please check with your provider and should you wish to file insurance, our therapist will provide you with all the information you will need in filing.
KEEP IN MIND, insurance companies require provision of a mental health diagnosis and insurance companies do not cover certain forms of treatment like sex therapy.
Restoration Counseling Center is very sensitive to client confidentiality and in giving individuals a diagnosis which might effect their insurance benefits in the future. Please discuss your concerns with your therapist.
Restoration Counseling Center therapist are trained through Seminaries and Christian Institutions, how does this effect counseling?
Therapist who have a passion for therapy and a heart for Jesus founded Restoration Counseling Center. As Christians their faith impacts all they do. In counseling this is experienced from a loving, compassionate and accepting approach. We recognize and respect the personal and sacred aspect of a person's spiritual life as essential to their growth. Individuals from a Christian and non-Christian perspective can be assured they will be treated with honor and respect for their own spiritual beliefs. Restoration Counseling Center is sensitive to other spiritual perspectives and beliefs and meets all without judgment or criticism.
Therapist at Restoration Counseling have undergone training often referred to as integrative counseling. This means they were trained with the highest psychological and national standards through a Biblical worldview and foundation. Each attended nationally accredited counseling programs. Our therapist are bound by state and federal licensure boards which have a code of conduct and ethical guidelines for therapy. They are obligated by their beliefs and their ethical standards to meet you where you are, and it is not their job to convert you to their belief but to refine your own.
When you need guidance for spiritual matters outside of therapist’s expertise they will refer you to your pastor, rabbi, or other spiritual leader, we are also open to collaborating with them should you want us to. Our relationship with local churches is a high priority for Restoration Counseling Center.
Our therapist are also very sensitive to the wounds created by churches and other religious organizations. Our therapist's role is to promote healing accepting individuals where they are and for who they are.