Frequently asked questions about counseling and services provided by Southern Grace Counseling

Helping you be successful in improving your life and wellbeing starts with education.

We want you to be informed, and Southern Grace Counseling believes in transparency. Read the questions below to become more informed before reaching out to us. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

Is Therapy Right for me, and How Can it Help?

This is a question that many people ask themselves. They may fear things such as being misunderstood or judged and find themselves saying things such as ‘I’m ok’, or “it’s fine”. You deserve to feel more than ‘ok’ or ‘fine’. As a therapist who sees a therapist, I can honestly say; “it’s for everyone!”. Whether you have memories from the past that were hurtful and find they still affect your daily life; or, like me, you just want an hour where the world stops and just for a moment, everything is about you and how you’re feeling and what you want to talk about; whether it’s good or bad.

While I can’t promise a specific outcome for anyone, I can say I have received feedback from clients reporting they feel more confident, less angry, having better and/or stronger relationship(s), and have gained the ability to communicate in ways they were unable to before.

What is the Length and Frequency of Sessions?

The amount of time an individual spends in therapy is completely personal. Timelines rarely apply; healing and growth take time and should not be rushed. I will provide feedback regarding duration after the first intake session and once we’ve created a personalized treatment plan around your wants and desires.

 Some individuals come on a weekly basis, while others come based on financial abilities. The end goal is for you to feel you no longer “need” therapy.    At this point clients often want to continue, even if just for an occasional check-in.

Is Therapy Confidential?

Individuals may avoid attending therapy due to fear of having their personal information shared with others. Client confidentiality is a requirement therapists agree to.  A therapeutic relationship must be based on trust between the client and therapist. Therefore, protecting client privacy of what is said in session is of utmost importance.  

However, we can and must break confidentiality in some circumstances. One of the most common scenarios is when a client is a threat to himself/herself or others. In this case, we have a duty to warn and must contact the appropriate individual such as police, hospital, or a person potentially in danger. This will always be discussed with you before the call is made.

What is EMDR?

One of the therapeutic tools I often use is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Simply put, it’s a therapeutic tool that’s used to help an individual feel more neutral about traumatic event(s) that have occurred in life, both past and for some, the not-so-distant past. 

The more clinical explanation is as follows:  A psychotherapy treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). A process where the clinician will use directed lateral eye movements or other forms of external stimulus such as tapping or vibration for example. Shapiro (1995, 2001) hypothesizes that EMDR facilitates the accessing of the traumatic memory network, so that information processing is enhanced, with new associations forged between the traumatic memory and more adaptive memories or information. These new associations are thought to result in complete information processing, new learning, elimination of emotional distress, and development of cognitive insights.  

How Much is the Session Fee?

My fee schedule was created with a goal of offering prices that were affordable even if an individual doesn’t have insurance.

For those billing insurance:

Initial Intake session:  $160    

 60-minute session: $140   

30-minute session: $70

Cash pay:

Initial Intake session – $130

60-minute session – $110  

Do You Accept Insurance?

Currently I’m not in-network with any insurance companies, but I am able to provide the needed documents so a client can submit claims to their insurance company for reimbursement.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions around the fee schedule for those billing insurance. 

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