Do you prescribe medication?
This is not a service we currently offer. In the event a client needs psychiatric services, we work closely with other psychiatrists in the DFW area to provide psychiatric services when necessary.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, and all major credit cards, along with HSA cards and HRA accounts.
What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
For counseling services for a minor child, please complete the Consent for Treatment of a Minor form included in the registration email. For custodians of a child, or if you are undergoing a child custody dispute, the State requires that we have verified documents of custody or a copy of the current court order verifying your authority to consent for treatment. Please note that we do not offer any court based or court required counseling services.
I’m a very private person. Will you reveal what we talk about to others? Does what we discuss remain confidential?
Yes, but there are some limitations to confidentiality, and I will discuss what those are below. Confidentiality and trust are very important to me and to our counseling relationship. You, your story and what you’re going through is important to me, and my goal is to always keep everything you say to me confidential. I will provide you with a written copy of my confidential disclosure agreement, to ensure you that what we discuss in session will not be shared with anyone without your consent, this is also called an “Informed Consent”. However, you may want me to share information or provide an update to your Primary Care Physician, but by law I cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
Limitations to Confidentiality: State law and professional ethics require that I maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection Service and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
I’m not familiar with what counselors do. What is your role as my counselor?
My role as your counselor is to assist you with finding solutions to your problems, identifying goals, empower you to accomplish your goals, to encourage growth and development, to help you identify your strengths and learn how to cope with issues that occur in your life. I believe you have the ability to resolve your own problems with my assistance, and we will explore behaviors, beliefs, and thoughts that may be hindering your growth, development and success.
It is important to understand that you will get more results from counseling if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of counseling is to help you feel better about yourself and life, to help you overcome any obstacles you face, to help you identify solutions to problems, to help you see your situation from a different perspective, and to help you bring about change in your life. As your counselor, I may suggest some things you can do outside of counseling to support your process – such as reading a book, journaling on specific topics, monitoring your behaviors, taking action on your goals, and completing homework related to increase your awareness and help you make changes. Those who seek counseling are ready to make positive changes in their life, ready to take responsibility for your life, and open to new ways of doing things and seeing situations.