The first initial visit is $150 and all visits afterward are $120. Your out-of-pocket fees will vary based on your insurance benefits.
Usually, counselors like to see our clients every week or every two weeks to begin with. When too much time elapses between appointments, progress is often noticeably slower and momentum is lost. It all depends on what you and your counselor are comfortable with. Counseling sessions typically run 50 minutes.
LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor LPCC: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor LISW: Licensed Independent Social Worker -S: Supervisory Credentials This independently licensed professional can supervise other counselors. Special training is required.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This form of therapy is a powerful therapy approach that helps relieve many types of psychological distress. We have seven counselors trained in EMDR therapy and we have helped people manage symptoms and overcome PTSD, panic attacks, Depression, Addiction, pain and much more. For a more detailed description, go to www.emdria.org. Call and set up a time to speak to one of our trained counselors and see how this might help you overcome the distress that is holding you back from living a full life.
Our role at Cornerstone is not as a custody counselor. We would be there to help you and/or your child with emotional and relational issues surrounding the divorce. As a treating therapist, Our Professional Clinical Counselor license mandates that we can make no recommendations for custody, visitation or assessment of parenting and we are limited in what we can share with the court. Because we do not evaluate both parents, we ethically cannot state an objective opinion about custody.
Clients are discouraged from having their counselor or their child's counselor subpoenaed. Even though you are responsible for the fees, it does not mean that the testimony would be entirely in your favor. We can make no recommendations for custody. We ask that you give us at least two weeks notice to plan. Due to the extra time and preparation that has to go into court preparations, the fees are as follows:
Case preparation: $125 per hour for case preparation, case review and communication with any legal parties. This includes time it takes to prepare a letter for court.
Court appearance: For a court appearance, counselors must set aside a minimum block of time of four hours. ($125 X 4 hours =$500). At least half of the fee needs paid prior to court appearance. These fees cannot be billed to medical insurance.