FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR?
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, who is a Christian. If you are interested in integrating your Christian faith into treatment, we can do so in thoughtful and intentional ways.
When my client(s) are receiving Professional Counseling, it is completely up to the client to bring in his or her Spirituality.
When clients are receiving Formational Prayer, God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are the foundation and means of healing.
WHEN ARE YOU AVAILABLE?
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, I am presently offering Michigan residents TeleHealth sessions on a HIPAA secure video platform.
I am available through TeleHealth Mondays- Fridays and very limited Saturday hours. Closed Wednesdays
WHAT PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
I accept major credit cards, cash and PayPal.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Care Network
Contact me to request Insurance Verification Form to understand your coverage.
Out of Network: If you have other insurance, I am happy to provide receipts for out of network compensation. To determine if your insurance company will reimburse you for payments made for service call, the mental health 800 number which is on the back of most insurance cards and ask if you have “out-of-network benefits” for mental health services and, if so, at what percentage you will be reimbursed for each session. Obtaining at least a portion of the payment is common but typically it is required to call and get authorization/confirmation prior to submitting your receipt.
Private pay investment rates are priced to reflect fair and accessible amounts.
WHAT IS INFANT MENTAL HEALTH, COUNSELING FOR BABIES?
This was my first question when I learned of IMH 20 years ago! As I learned more about this model, the more I fell in love. Infant Mental Health can best be summarized as support of a strong start for baby and his or her main caretakers.
The foundations of all domains of human development are laid in the first several years of life. Basic to healthy development are the capacities to love, to feel, to develop a sense of self, and to adapt to one’s environment. Infant mental health is the social and emotional well-being of the very young child in the context of family relationships, beginning at birth and extending through the preschool years.
Find out more here.
IS COUNSELING CONFIDENTIAL?
In general, Michigan law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and his or her therapist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client.
There are some exceptions to this rule which are required by law:
Disclosure of suggested abuse or neglect of a minor, dependent adult or elder. All therapists are required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.
If a client intends to harm him- or herself. I will make every effort to work with clients to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, or is unwilling to take responsibility for their safety, additional measures may need to be taken.
I AM INTERESTED, WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?
You can also reach me by email, text or phone. You can also use the contact form on my website! Please include best day/times to reach you. I will try to follow-up within 24 hours.