Availability: Monday - Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Wednesday, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fees: Assessment and Counseling fees are based on a sliding scale, determined by annual family income and the number of persons in the family. Medicaid and most insurance pay a portion or all of the fee. Please check your health insurance for outpatient mental health benefits.
Many of us find challenges that come up in our lives for which we need help in talking about. These can be relationship problems, struggles with children, challenges with our teens or sometimes help in getting the right course of direction to follow on some difficult issues. For others, coping with a serious physical or mental illness or chronic problem is something which counseling can provide relief for. Talking with a trained professional can be tool which many people use to assist in healing deep hurts and developing healthy coping strategies.
The first step is to contact the office for an assessment appointment. The service is private and confidential so you will feel comfortable sharing your concerns. At the first assessment session, your therapist will gather information from you about your problems and ask questions to help to better understand your background. This will include questions about your general health, family relationships, growing up experiences. You will also be given a packet of information to complete. The office staff will schedule the appointment, review our counseling fee, and answer any questions you might have about the first session.
The purpose of working with a counselor is to help you gain a better understanding of the challenges you are facing and developing some positive strategies of changes you can make to cope in the future.