We have in-network providers for almost all insurance companies. While most counselors accept insurance, not all counselors are in-network providers for all insurance companies. Please talk to our clinical director, Carol Pitts, about your insurance needs and she will match you with a counselor who is an in-network provider for you.
Yes. We are a faith-based counseling center. The Pastoral Institute takes your faith and spiritual values seriously. Each member of our staff is spiritually sensitive and is committed to a holistic approach to counseling that recognizes the mind, body and spirit. We have counselors who are grounded in different faith backgrounds, including Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism. If you prefer to work with a counselor with a particular faith background, please tell the clinical director, Carol Pitts, when you talk with her about scheduling an appointment.
If you are interested in drawing on your faith in your therapy, our counselors will facilitate that process. On the other hand, we do not impose religion on anybody.
While religions serve as a foundation and resource for many, they also have been used to oppress and hurt people. Our counselors are trained to help you work through this pain and anger as well.
Yes, we have many counselors on staff who can address individual, couples and family issues. We also have a number of residents seeking licensure as marriage and family therapists who offer these services in our low-cost clinic.
If your insurance does not cover your visits and you are not a part of EAP or CCP, the cost is $135 per session. We also have residents-in-training whom you can see at a reduced fee based on income and resources available.
The following are some possible reasons: you may have a co-pay or co-insurance, your insurance deductible may not have been met, or your insurance may only cover a certain number of sessions leaving you responsible for the rest. Some insurance has a variable coverage. For example, an insurance company may cover 80% of the first five visits, but the next ten visits may only be covered at 40%. It is also possible you have a balance due to missed appointments.
All of our counselors are credentialed mental health professionals and pastoral counselors. Most of our counselors are licensed as one of the following: psychologists, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, or psychiatrists.
If you are suicidal, tell someone in your family immediately. You may also dial 911 to help get you to a safe place where you can't harm yourself. If you have an existing relationship with a counselor, you may call that counselor.
You also may call the national suicide hotline. That number is 1-800-273-8255.