825 3rd Ave NW, Suite 2
Hickory, NC, 28601

704-534-7110

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"WHAT WILL THIS COST?"

Cost can be a hurdle for lots of people, and we recognize that. Our services are competitively priced for our area, expertise, and years of service. Our clients consistently share that what we offer is good value. 

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We accept Healthgram, also known as Primary Physicians Care insurance, at this time, and we are considered out of network with most other insurance companies. Having had extensive experience with insurance companies in the past, we encourage our clients to advocate for themselves in receiving the maximum amount possible in reimbursement from their insurance provider. Insurance can potentially pay for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness or substance use disorders, however, it is strongly recommended that you have a conversation with your insurance provider about what conditions they will treat, what they will reimburse if you see an out of network provider, and what you are responsible for.


We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, as well as cash and checks. If you are on the fence about whether or not therapy may be right for you, please contact me to discuss a free consultation.

"HOW LONG WILL THERAPY LAST AND HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?"

Every client situation is different with unique personalities, motivation levels, resources, and relationships. While we cannot predict exactly how many sessions you will need, we recommend 7-10 sessions as an average for people coming to work through difficult circumstances. Research shows that those who benefit from therapy come more often in the beginning and then space sessions out as progress is made. Weekly sessions are recommended in the beginning. The initial assessment is usually 90 minutes, and on average most subsequent sessions are up to an hour. For those interested we offer 1 free 30 minute consultation by phone or in person to meet our staff, answer any questions you may have, or get acquainted with our space/location.

"I WORK DURING THE DAY AND I NEED SOMETHING AFTER HOURS. DO YOU HAVE EVENING OR WEEKEND HOURS?"

We understand that work is a major commitment, and that it isn't always responsible to leave during the work day. We offer evening and weekend hours for just that reason. These times are often popular so please know that they fill up quickly. We also offer some services by phone, which are considered coaching, for those who have trouble making it into the office because of distance or time constraints. Contact us to see if there is availability!


"WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THERAPY AND COACHING?"

Therapeutic services for individuals, couples, or families are for those who are struggling to move past a painful life circumstance or to disrupt dysfunctional patterns of interacting that keep systems stuck. In short, therapy is about healing and involves diagnosis and treatment by a healthcare professional. Some circumstances when therapy is used for an individual are: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD/ADD, Grief/Loss, Alcohol and other Drug misuse. Family Therapy can also be used to help families deal with these concerns. Some circumstances when therapy is used for couples include: Infidelity, adjusting to stress, dealing with conflict, overcoming intimacy or sexual dysfunction, moving through separation and divorce.


Coaching services are used for those who are wanting change in a particular area of life, and who are not dealing with a mental illness or substance use disorder. Coaching is about movement or achieving goals, and is focused on improving performance, developing insight or skills, and can also be about transformation. Coaching can be for an individual, couple, or group. Examples of when someone or group could use coaching: Creating life or relationship goals, finding a new career path, enhancing intimacy, developing knowledge/skills/abilities to grow a business, relationship building within a family/company, and personal development. 

"HOW DO I KNOW WHICH TYPE OF PROFESSIONAL I WILL NEED?"

There are many types of mental health professionals in the community, and deciding which is right for you can be daunting. Most licensed mental health professionals can diagnose and treatment many types of mental illness, relationship issues, and addiction. HOWEVER, just because someone can treat a condition does not mean they have the education, training, supervision, and experience to call themselves a relationship specialist or addiction treatment specialist. Research shows that one of the biggest indicators of success for clients in therapy is what is called the therapist/client fit. Our research-based recommendation is that you find a therapist that is right for you and that their specialty fits with your circumstance. For that reason we offer free consultations to help you make that decision.