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Q: Are you taking new clients?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you accept insurance company X?

A: Probably. I have attempted to join all of the major insurance panels that are used by local employers, and EAP’s (Employee Assistance Programs). I take some forms of Medicaid and am working on contracting for the rest. Please contact me for particular information regarding your insurance.

Q: What are your rates?

A: I charge $100.00 for an individual or family session and $75.00 an hour for consultation or testimony. Sometimes, these rates may be negotiated for special circumstances.

Q: What type of counseling do you do?

A: I come from what I like to call an “old fashioned social work” model. This means I focus on client’s strengths, supports and relationships in developing strategies to deal with their symptoms. I prefer to work with a combination of both individual and family counseling for each case/client. I will use cognitive behavioral interventions and solutions-focused counseling most often. That said, What matters the most is developing a trusting relationship.

Q: What are your credentials/qualifications?

A: I have a Masters degree in counseling from Ball State University. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) in Indiana.

Q: Do you do addictions counseling/assessments?

A: I am licensed in Indiana as an addictions counselor and am qualified for this kind of work. Solutions Counseling, LLC is currently awaiting our Addictions Services Provider certification from the state so, if you are trying to get court ordered treatment, you may want to check with your probation officer or other court representative regarding whether you can use my services.

Q: How long does a session last?

A: Counseling sessions are one hour long (I try not to run over one hour most of the time, particularly if there is another appointment scheduled.). However, initial assessments generally run a little longer than that and some clients prefer longer sessions. Be aware that insurance companies do not usually pay for more than one hour long session every week and if we schedule more than that, you would be responsible for the rest of the time. I do not typically charge for more than one hour for initial assessments even if they run over, however.

Q: Why do you have a 260 area code for your cell phone when your office is in Goshen?

A: Working in Goshen means I have clients in two area codes. For convenience sake, I have an office phone in the 574 area code and a cell in the neighboring 260 area code.

Q: Do you see clients in places other than your office?

A: Much of my work experience has been in therapeutic foster care and intensive home-based therapy, so I enjoy and recognize the value of working with clients outside the office, either in the home, at school, or in other locations. This is only done on a case by case basis and depends on your needs, limitations regarding insurance reimbursement, etc.

Q: Where is your office located?

A: My office is in Goshen, on the corner of Lincoln Ave and Second Street. Locals may recognize it as the former Farm Bureau Credit Union building. The sign outside says Lehman, Hershberger Accounting On the Lincoln ave side and Tax Express on the Second Street entrance. My office is upstairs.

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