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Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • How long will it take, what will it cost, and will it work for me?

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      Substance use counseling recommendation is for 12 weeks, 1x per week + your own participation with 12 step programs, Celebrate Recovery, or similar community based free groups. 
    • Other issues will be discussed at our first meeting. 

  • The "Inner Counselor" process usually takes 4 sessions for significant improvement. (Best for trauma)
  • What about payment?

    • I do not bill insurance. Payment is due at time of service. However I will give you a receipt, called a "Superbill", which is accepted by most major insurance carriers at an "out of network" payment rate. You submit this yourself  to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please call and check with them first.

    • I accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Medical savings plans.

  • Do you have a sliding scale?  

    • Yes for First responders (Police, Fire, EMT, and Chaplins)

    •  Occasionally, on a case-by-case basis.

  • What age do you serve?

    • Adults only over the age of 18. 

  • Do you see people online?

    • No. 

  • Will your services meet substance use individual therapy requirements for court or DSS ?

    • Probably, but ask your case worker or court liaison  first. 

  • How do I make an appointment?

    • Text or call me at 828-273-3646 

  • Do you do couples or family therapy?

    • No this is out of my area of expertise. 

  • Do you work with people receiving medication assistance for substance use therapy? 

    • Yes! Everyone recovers differently.​

 

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