Frequently Asked Questions
1. What issues do you provide counseling for?
We provide counseling for adults, teens, pastors, families, and couples. Our counselors each specialize in different areas, helping those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, grief, anger, addiction, codependency, relationship issues, communication, parenting, premarital and marital issues.
2. How Can Counseling Help?
Your counselor will work with you to establish your personal goals for counseling and then tailor the process personally to you. Your counselor will listen closely to understand your experience, then find ways to assist you in moving towards your goals. How counseling works differs from person to person, because it is a personalized experience. It might involve gaining a new perspective, exploring things about yourself, implementing spiritual disciplines, changing unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving, processing difficult experiences, and learning healthy ways of coping.
3. What Kind Of Christian Counseling do You Provide?
We offer pastoral counseling, which integrates the insights of Christian spirituality with counseling skill and theory. Pastoral counselors are clergy who have received graduate training in theology and counseling, and provide spiritual counseling for emotional issues, as well as marriage and family issues.
4. Can you prescribe medicine?
None of our counselors are medical doctors and cannot prescribe medicine or diagnose mental illness. Any medical or psychiatric symptoms should be addressed by a qualified clinical specialist. Clients will be referred to outside sources when treatment required is beyond the scope of care available here.
5. What are your personal beliefs?
6. I've never been to counseling before—what's it like?
If you've never been to counseling, or if you've been numerous times before, our goal is to make you feel at ease and comfortable enough to talk about what's on your mind. In the first session, we'll finalize paperwork, then have you share your story. If you're dealing with difficult emotions, you will be encouraged to talk them out and so we can discover where they are coming from. We typically assign homework, as well as a book recommendation or two to help you in your introspection beyond our sessions together. Our goal is to equip you in your walk with God and others so you can find healing.
7. Where are you located?
We are located in Peoria near Olive and loop 101 at: 9299 West Olive Avenue, Suite 212 Peoria, AZ 85345 (Directions >) The counseling center is located on the second floor. To access it, enter through the State Farm office on the lower floor. Tres is also available to commute to a location closer to you. It must be located in the greater Phoenix-Metro area and requires an additional fee.
8. How much do you cost and do you accept insurance?
Our rate is $125-$175 per session and varies by counselor: $125 for Associate Counselors (Al Yokubonis and Margaret Franklin) and $175 for Tres Adames, our director. We are not an in-network provider for any insurance company. We can give you a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Please consult with your insurance provider if you are considering reimbursement—we cannot guarantee anything on behalf of your carrier.
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