Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment?
Just contact us either by phone, text or email. We'll do our very best to get back to you within 24 hours.
How long before I can get in?
If you do not need an "ideal" time for your first session, we can typically get you scheduled within 5 business days. If you have a very specific scheduling need, that may take longer.
What should I expect?
You'll be treated as the reason we're here. With respect. With professionalism. And with confidentiality. Our practice is a "judgment-free" zone. You are a unique, unrepeatable creation of God who deserves to be treated with care and respect. There is no perfect person or relationship. And we understand that every one of us has struggles, challenges and difficulties in this life.
Do you take insurance?
Many major insurance companies don't recognize pastoral counseling as a medical intervention and, therefore, do not cover it. And they require a psychiatric diagnosis which we are very reluctant to do. Such a diagnosis can compromise your confidentiality as it can follow you for years and negatively impact your life in other unforeseen ways. HSA's do often work well here. And we strive to make our services short-term intensive, which also keeps your costs down.
Can I communicate with you between appointments?
Yes. Just text or email. Should you need to call after hours or on weekends, you will reach our voice mail, but we'll get back to you as quickly as possible. If there is an actual emergency, please call 911 or get to an ER.
How much religion is brought in to your counseling?
Superb question. And a very important one. Answer: Little to none. Our goal is to "meet people where they are." Not where we think they should be. Jesus modeled this. And he opposed much of what religion stood for. We strive to do the same. It's not about religion. It's about appealing to and applying timeless truths that help us more effectively do life and relationships.