The Intake Coordinator will ask some questions about how you wish to pay for counseling. If you have insurance, we do our best to have one of our therapists who is credentialed with your insurance to work with you. If one is not available, or for those without insurance (or who choose not to use insurance), our fees are based on income level on a sliding scale comparable to what is typical in the field of counseling. Where income is limited, our fees are much more affordable. We desire that all who seek counseling will be able to receive it, so we do our best to make counseling affordable for everyone. For those who qualify, we have some limited financial support to assist in the cost of counseling. The Intake Coordinator will review all of this with you at your intake call.
No, you do not have to attend or belong to any church to receive counseling with a CCC therapist. We value each person who seeks counseling, regardless of their particular affiliation, or no affiliation or faith commitment.
All of the therapists with the CCC are Christians who love Jesus Christ and desire to bring His healing to others. Even secular research has found that people fare best in counseling when their spiritual values are part of the process. Ultimately, however, it is your choice if and how you wish to apply your faith (or not) in the counseling process.
Christians embrace the truth of Scripture, and as such, seek to abide in the grace, love, and power of Jesus Christ through his Spirit. Our logo verse, Psalm 119:105, speaks to how Scripture lights our path. However, as fallen creatures, we are often in need of guidance and help toward healing and direction when dealing with times of suffering, confusion, relationship issues, and other life challenges. Needing help is not necessarily a sign of weak faith or of a poor spiritual life. Christ Himself calls us “who are weary and burdened” to come to Him so He can give us rest (Matt. 11:28). Christian counseling is really a form of discipleship, helping you to be the unique person God designed you to be.
When you call our intake phone number (1.855.222.2575), our Intake Coordinator will spend time with you, listening to your concerns and asking pertinent questions so that we may consider the best therapist ‘fit’ for you. Our therapists will work with you based on the concerns that you bring and the goals you wish to accomplish. We apply appropriate, evidence-based approaches to help you reach those goals. Although counseling can sometimes evoke difficult emotions, our therapists are skilled in walking with you through the process and ensuring a safe and effective experience, whether you have individual or relational concerns. The frequency and duration of counseling is determined based on your needs. You always have the final say in how you and your counselor work together, including if and how you want to incorporate your faith in the process.
Yes, therapy is typically confidential. Therapists are bound by ethical and legal standards to keep your information private. However, there are a few exceptions to confidentiality, such as if you pose a danger to yourself or others, or if there is suspected child or elder abuse. Your therapist will discuss these exceptions with you during the initial sessions to ensure transparency and trust in the therapeutic relationship.
The duration and frequency of therapy sessions vary depending on individual needs. Some therapy may be short-term (a few weeks or months) to address specific issues, while others may be longer-term for more complex challenges. Typically, sessions occur once a week, but this can be adjusted based on your therapist’s recommendations and your progress. Your therapist will work with you to establish a treatment plan that fits your goals.
There are various therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), psychoanalytic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and more. To choose the right therapy, it’s essential to consider your specific needs and goals. A qualified therapist can help you determine the most suitable approach based on your concerns and preferences.
You may consider therapy if you’re experiencing difficulties in your life that are affecting your well-being or daily functioning. Common signs that indicate therapy might be beneficial include persistent sadness, anxiety, relationship problems, major life changes, unresolved trauma, or a desire for personal growth. It’s essential to remember that seeking therapy doesn’t mean you’re weak; it’s a courageous step towards self-improvement.
Therapy, also known as counseling or psychotherapy, is a professional relationship between a trained therapist and a client. Its primary goal is to provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Therapy can help you better understand yourself, manage emotional challenges, improve relationships, and develop coping strategies for various life situations.