To make the process easier to understand, we have put together a short animation that will help guide you through the therapy process at the Christian Counseling Connection, Inc. Should you have any additional questions, please contact our office and our staff is waiting and willing to answer them for you or to assist you in setting up your first counseling session.
People wonder what therapy is like, so we have put together what you can expect when you make that call to the Christian Counseling Connection:
First, our office staff will fill out a request for services form, asking some general questions such as name and address, a reason for seeking counseling and your insurance information, if applicable.
Then, our office staff will call your insurance company and get the details about your co-pay, deductible, and which of our counselors are in network.
Depending on our current waitlist, you will receive a call back within a week or two from the therapist who will ask more questions and determine a time to schedule your first appointment.
Once an appointment is scheduled, our office staff will mail or email you paperwork that should be filled out prior to the first appointment.
When you arrive at the first session you will pay your co-pay and meet with the therapist chosen for you based on your responses to the questions asked during your phone interview.
The therapist will go over some general information with you and begin an assessment to see if you and the therapist are a good match and if our services are appropriate for your needs.
At the end of the session, you and the therapist will decide if you want to work together. If you do, a follow-up session will be scheduled. If not, you will be referred to another therapist at the agency or referred to another agency/therapist in the community.
Within a week or two, your therapist will set up a treatment plan that he or she will share with you. If you agree on the plan, you will set out to meet those goals.
You will meet together for as many sessions as is necessary to meet your goals. Sometimes a referral may be made for a medication evaluation. Your therapist may recommend that you purchase books, complete weekly homework or attend an outside support group to aid in the therapy process.
When the goals you agreed upon together are met, you and your therapist will agree on an ending date. Sometimes the end of therapy will be gradual with bi-weekly or monthly check-ins to make sure all is going well. Sometimes during the course of therapy your goals may be changed or refined to better reflect your needs.