Re:Story

Counseling Services

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Services

Individual Counseling

For adolescents ages 15 years and up, adults and elderly.  One on one counseling allows you to explore your understanding of your life and beliefs surrounding your circumstance. You and I will work towards a time of reflective listening of your story, reorienting your beliefs, and ushering you to a life that is flourishing and restored.

Couples Counseling

For those that are dating, engaged and married couples that are seeking to deepen intimacy in their relationship.  Relationships can be challenging and messy. As imperfect human beings, we are bound to face conflict, difficulty and disappointment.  The absence of conflict in a relationship is not necessarily always a sign of a healthy relationship. Conflict can be destructive and at the same time redemptive. How do we stay in a relationship where it can be a place for redemption that ushers in growth and maturity? I employ evidence-based approach such as the Gottman Method, Attachment Theory, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

For engaged couples or those that are considering engagement, as a registered and certified Prepare-Enrich counselor, I use the #1 research and evidence-based pre-marital and marriage assessment tool called Prepare-Enrich. It is a tool that identifies the couples' strengths and potential areas for growth. For more information about Prepare/Enrich, please see: www.prepare-enrich.com. This online tool is an additional cost and separate from your counseling fee.

Family Counseling 

Including crisis counseling, parent-child issues, and sibling issues.  I will explore your family of origin and the way each member of the family functions and how they affect the family dynamic.  

Adolescent Counseling

Including Storytelling and or narrative approach for teenagers ages 15 years old and above. I will assist them in managing their emotions and thoughts when dealing with problems. Parents are invited to come with their adolescent child during the first session provided that the adolescent consents to it.

Support Groups 

For 6-10 individuals who meet in a safe and supportive environment with a trained counselor surrounding a particular issue. These groups are offered throughout the course of the year on a variety of topics, including sexual abuse recovery, emotion regulation skills group, mindfulness, and grief counseling.  These groups typically run from 8-12 weeks.

Current group - Grounding, Grieving & Growing - 1st of a 3-part series. Each 9 week program is designed to help you face life challenges and relationships with a more balanced perspective based on  truth, research & evidence-based skills and peace of mind.  for more information, contact, counseling@restorycounseling.org or 267-322-6796. $675 for 9-week, sliding scale available

Psychiatry/Medical Management

I value collaborative work especially when caring for my clients.  I work with trusted licensed and board certified psychiatrists and psychologists.  When needed, I will refer you to them for psychiatric evaluation and medical management. 

 
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Fees

Our counseling fee is $170 for a 50 minute session. Payment is due upon service.  

Method of payment: Cash, checks or VenMo plus 3% additional fee. There will be a charge of $25.oo for returned checks.

Cancellation policy: A 48-hr cancellation notice prior to your scheduled appointment is much appreciated. I ask that all clients honor this cancellation policy to avoid a late  cancellation charge of $170 or equivalent thereof.

Insurance:  Self-pay.  Ask your insurance company if they will cover for mental health services through their Flexible Spending Account. If so, a receipt can then be issued for your reimbursement.

Sliding Scale Fee: I do offer a sliding scale fee for those in need of financial assistance.  Please contact me directly to determine your fee based on your proof of income or hardship.  Sliding scale counseling fees starts at $110.  

Student Discount rate: I also offer our lowest rate to full-time students:

College Students rate is $90. Graduate students, $110. A copy of your current tuition receipt,  a valid current student ID, and/or current school email address is required.

Referral discount:  Word of mouth is the best form of advertising. I appreciate your trust. Therefore, your referral is invaluable to us.  If a referral is made and the client you referred seeks our services, I can honor a one-time 5% discount off your next counseling session.

 
 
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What to expect

I am aware that counseling can sometimes be intimidating, especially if you've never experienced therapy before. You are not alone. I will work with you to create a therapeutic relationship that is built on trust and what will make you feel safe regardless of what challenges your are faced with.  Confidentiality is always assumed and to be expected.

The first session is usually an Intake Session unless an immediate crisis intervention that is not medical in nature is necessary.  I will ask you basic questions such as your medical history, family of origin, relationships, significant events and people in your life and your goal for counseling.