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FAQs

FAQs

What is Christian counseling?
Christian counseling is different from secular counseling by adding a Biblical element to therapy and incorporating the principles and commands of Scripture to live our lives as God intended.

Does Anchors of Life Christian Counseling Center Accept Insurance?
Anchors of Life Christian Counseling Center does not accept insurance. We work with churches and families to help make treatment affordable and try to provide flexibility for our clients.

Do I have to be a Christian to attend therapy?
You do not have to be a Christian to attend therapy. We respect your belief and value system and will meet you where you are in your spiritual journey.

Is my counseling session confidential?
Under the Protected Health Information (PHI) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) your privacy and confidentiality is protected. There are limited exceptions regarding confidentiality such as the potential to harm yourself or others.

For child therapy who should attend the session?
For all children under the age of 17 we ask that parent(s) attend the first session. The attendance of parent(s) in future sessions will be discussed with your therapist.

What if my spouse does not want to attend marital counseling?
It is common for a spouse to not be comfortable enough to attend counseling. While we do encourage couples attend together we believe that having at least one spouse attend can be beneficial.

If I have an emergency may I call my therapist after hours?
If, between therapy sessions, you start having thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else, it is crucial that you share this information with your therapist as quickly as possible. If you fear that you will act on the thoughts then please call 911 for immediate emergency help.

What happens if I need medication?
Psychotherapists do not prescribe medication; nevertheless they are professionally aware of behavioral signs that suggest the need for medication in conjunction with therapy. If your therapist believes that medication will aide in your therapy s/he will refer you to a psychiatrist, who is a medical doctor. The psychiatrist will assess the need for medication and prescribe the appropriate medication often in consultation with your therapist. You will then take the medication, as prescribed, while continuing to see your therapist.

What happens if I do not keep an appointment?
We appreciate advanced notice in the event that you need to reschedule your appointment. Please note a $25 fee will be charged for missed or canceled appointments with less than 24 hours’ notice. Multiple missed appointments could result in being discharged.