Q: Do you take health insurance?
A: I do NOT currently accept insurance. However, some insurance plans do offer out-of-network benefits. All clients are encouraged to explore this option with their insurance carrier. Third Cord International Biblical Counseling Services will gladly provide receipts and documentation to support any out-of-network reimbursement claim as requested. Additionally, many clients have been able to pay for counseling services utilizing Flexing Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) funds offered by their employer.
Q: Are our sessions confidential?
A: It is understood (and agreed) that all statements, whether written or verbal, are of a confidential nature and ethically cannot be disclosed without written consent.
The following exceptions will result in confidentiality being waived:
1. We reserve the right to report child abuse or suspicion of child abuse of any type to the proper authorities and/or the right to cause a report of child abuse to occur.
2. We reserve the right to disclose to the appropriate person, agency or civil authorities any harm that a person may attempt or desire to do to one’s self or to others.
3. To ensure the highest quality discipleship process, as a rule, your counselor/lay counselor will consult with their supervisor regarding your sessions(s).
4. We reserve the right to consult with other professionals regarding your sessions, upon written consent.
Q: Can you help me manage my medications?
A: NO - Medications can only be prescribed by a licensed clinician, medications must be monitored by a clinician, and regular follow up is required. You can obtain a referral for medication management from your primary care physician. No medical advice will be given by Third Cord Biblical Counseling Svc. under any circumstances.
Q: Do you take all cases?
A: If we are unable to provide you the care and counsel you need, (based on the client questionnaire) we will let you know prior to the session and you will not be charged. If possible, we will provide you with referrals to other professional Christian counselors in the continental United States.
Q: What if I am unable to pay?
A: The cost of services is very low in an effort to make it possible for people to get the help they need. I would encourage you reaching out to your local church for assistance we do offer payment plans and scholarships on a case by case basis.
If you do not see your question here please contact me for assistance. I am happy to help!