How do I schedule an appointment?
To schedule an appointment simply call, (615) 669-8768 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does counseling cost?
Healing Bridge Counseling’s rates are based on the education, experience, and expertise of the counselor. However, we aim to provide counseling to clients at an affordable rate. Therefore, we can offer clients, who need it, the availability to charge a fee based on a sliding-scale. If you have questions, one of our counselors would be happy to discuss your unique situation and what counseling would cost.
What should I expect for my first session?
Making the decision to begin counseling is a huge step to building a bridge toward healing. However, it is completely natural to be apprehensive about coming to counseling for the first time. It is important to us you feel safe as we begin this process. Therefore, if you have any questions or concerns please share those with us as we begin therapy.
After scheduling your first appointment, we will send you forms which need to be completed before your first session. These forms serve as our introduction to you and your situation. Additionally, these forms will provide you with information about the process of therapy.
Upon arrival for your session, have a seat in our waiting room. At your appointment time, your counselor will come out to the lobby to invite you back to their office. While you wait please help yourself to a complimentary beverage in our kitchenette area.
Our first session will be a discussion focused on what brings you to therapy and what you hope to accomplish during our sessions together. You will be invited to share some of your history and how you have attempted to solve your struggles in the past. Toward the end of our first session we will discuss the process of treatment going forward and how often we need to meet.
We look forward to meeting with you soon.
Are my sessions confidential?
A key component of counseling is that sessions are confidential. We believe it is vital for the therapeutic process that the client trust the counselor. We take this trust seriously and take measures to maintain your confidentiality. However, there are limitations to this confidentiality, which would lead to information being disclosed. These situations are discussed below:
- If a client threatens or attempts to commit grave bodily harm or death to him/her self or another person.
- If there is reasonable suspicion of neglect or abuse of a minor or elderly individual.
- If a court of law issues a legitimate subpoena for information stated on the subpoena.
If you have any questions about confidently or would like more information please contact me for more information.
Do you accept insurance?
We understand the desire to use one’s health insurance to cover the expense of therapy. However, there are advantages for the client when not using one’s insurance as payment. We feel it is important for clients to be aware of these advantages so they can make an informed decision before beginning therapy. Below we have listed several of the advantages for paying for therapy out of pocket.
- No large deductibles to meet before benefits begin.
- No “mental health disorder” diagnosis is required by an insurance company which would become a part of your permanent record.
- Confidentiality is increased due to information not being shared with an insurance company.
- Quickly begin treatment by not waiting for approval from an insurance company.
- Choose the therapist you feel most comfortable with.
- Length of therapy is determined by you and your therapist.
However, if you decide to seek reimbursement from your insurance company, we are able to provide you with a receipt at the end of sessions which you can submit for reimbursement.
I'm still not sure if counseling is for me.
Not sure if counseling is for you? Request a personal consultation with one of our counselors, who can get to know you and your circumstances. Utilize the consultation as an opportunity to become comfortable with speaking to one of our counselors. We are happy to provide you with a free consultation and discuss how you may benefit from counseling in your unique situation. You may call for a consultation at (615) 669-8768 or request a consultation here.