How Long are sessions?
On average, sessions will be 45 to 55 minutes in length. 30 minute sessions and 90 minute sessions are offered as well, depending on need.
How much does counseling cost?
Charges will be dependent on the counselor you see. Please check out the Billing and Insurance tab for more information regarding your unique counselor’s fees. If you are utilizing insurance, this will depend on your insurance benefits. Prior to the first session, Mindful Counseling will verify your benefits and provide you your out of pocket cost per session.
How often do I need to be seen?
It is highly recommend that you attend counseling on a weekly basis. Being seen weekly, especially initially, will help us establish a comfortable, working relationship and set a foundation for where you are and where you want to be in regards to your goals for counseling. Once you experience improvement and can maintain your positive changes, Mindful Counseling can most likely recommend decreasing the frequency of your sessions. If you cannot be seen on a weekly basis, Mindful Counseling will encourage meeting weekly for the first 3 to 4 sessions and then moving to bi-weekly.
How long does the counseling process take?
Here at Mindful Counseling, we believe counseling will take as long as it takes. You definitely have control over your time in counseling but every person’s progress is so unique and individualized that I do not like giving a time frame on the process. On average, most clients attend for a minimum of 6 to 8 sessions. Many continue on, identifying revised goals or new goals. Others simply need additional time to meet their goals. We can discuss your unique experience more in depth after an initial session.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you have to cancel or reschedule your appointment, Mindful Counseling will need 24 hours advance notice. This is to allow others an opportunity to be seen. If you cancel on the same day as your appointment or do not show up to your scheduled appointment, you will be charged your full session fee.
I want to bring my child/teen into see you. Am I a part of his/her therapy?
As a parent, we rely heavily on your input concerning your child. We believe parents are the experts on their own children and you are invaluable to the process. Initially, we would request that we will sit down with you for a parent consultation (30 to 40 minutes in length) to discuss your concerns and desires regarding your child. After this, we would spend the majority of our time with your child while still meeting with you, as the parent, at the beginning of each session or every other session depending on progress (in the duration of 10 to 15 minutes).
I see the letters “LPC”. What does that mean exactly?
The term LPC stands for Licensed Professional Counselor. The National Board of Certified Counselors uses this term to identify those who are fully licensed. As an LPC, our counselors have completed a Masters degree in Counseling and passed the National Counseling Exam for Licensure and Certification. They have also obtained over 3,000 of supervised experience.
Additionally, Our counselors completed education through a CACREP accredited program. “CACREP Accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of the program has been evaluated and meets standards set by the profession.” See the CACREP website for more information.
If you still have questions concerning the term LPC, please do not hesitate to contact us directly in order to have your questions answered!