You will find a welcoming, comfortable, and relaxed atmosphere of confidentiality. When you arrive there will be a clipboard with some questions about how you are feeling. In the counseling session, you will have the therapist’s undivided attention. We will explore your questions and issues and together, arrive at some solutions to try.
Using your insurance benefits for counseling is as harmful to your future insurability as filing bankruptcy is to your credit score. For that and many other reasons, Rockwall Counseling therapists are not on any insurance panels. Some of these reasons are addressed below.
When you use insurance benefits for counseling, a “label” or diagnosis is required, such as Major Depression, Anxiety Disorder, etc. These labels often cause you to be rated “high risk” for life or health insurance in the future. Having counseling in your insurance use records can, and often does cause people to be denied life insurance coverage completely. And, unlike a bankruptcy on your credit score, this label follows you in your medical records the rest of your life.
Licensed Professional Counselor-Interns are counseling under the supervision of Debbie Tudor, Licensed Professional Counselor -Supervisor. As an Intern, they have finished their masters level college education, passed their licensure exams, and are currently accruing hours of patient contact in order to be independently licensed to practice counseling. They offer counseling for individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. Their counseling focuses on providing skills for individuals to help them maintain healthy relationships in and out of the home. Debbie reviews their client files regularly and provides guidance outside of the session. Because they are gaining hours toward independent practice, they can offer expert help at a lower cost.
You are in charge of that. Although your therapist will give you a Plan of Care (as required by state law), you are free to stop, come less often, or follow the plan as you decide is best for you.
Professional counseling has no resemblance to “talking to a friend or pastor.” Your therapist is licensed, trained, and skilled in interventional techniques used to achieve best results.