FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Christian Counseling?
Christian Counseling is high-quality professional counseling offered from a Christian perspective, blending proven psychological principles with sound biblical theology. Our priority goal is to journey with our clients through a process of healing and restoration that allows them to fully accept and experience God’s unconditional love and grace.
Although the counselors of Restoration Place Counseling (RPC) work from a biblical worldview in helping a woman become fully developed in all aspects of her life, we state emphatically that our availability is not based on whether she, herself, is a Christian. We make no secret of our values but also make no effort to proselytize our clients or to promote a particular denomination. Indeed, inherent in our message is that all counseling is values-based, and there are many values options available (e.g. secular, humanist, and New Age).
Our major goal is to improve our client’s emotional, mental and spiritual health as we guide them toward improved self-confidence and self-sufficiency. Ultimately, we want to positively impact her overall behavior and thought patterns that will result in an improved quality of life for the individual and her family.
Does Restoration Place Counseling offer professional mental health services?
RPC is a professional counseling center with all staff comprised of credentialed mental health professionals.
Do I have to be a Christian to use your services?
RPC’s services are available to everyone. Although we work from a biblical worldview, our approach is to meet each client wherever she is in all areas of life. No organized religious denomination will be imposed on a client by your counselor or by RPC in general, nor will anyone be denied service based on her religious beliefs.
How do I refer someone to RPC?
Tell them we are here to help. Have them call Restoration Place Counseling at 336-542-2060 ext. 101 to begin the process, or refer them to this website.
How do I make an appointment?
Call 336-542-2060 ext. 101. All new referral calls will be returned in 24 hours or less.
How long do I have to wait to see someone?
Our goal is to schedule you within one week of your initial call. Emergencies will be given priority.
How much does a one-on-one counseling session cost?
All fees are based on annual household income, ranging from $20 per session to $75 per session. It is our mission to provide counseling at the lowest possible rates so that everyone may receive the help they need. Sessions are 50-minutes long. First appointments are 1 hour 30 minutes.
Do you offer evening appointments?
Yes, there are options of evening appointments.
Do you take insurance or Medicaid?
We do not accept insurance or Medicaid. However, we will gladly provide you with a receipt for you to file with your insurance company.
What can I expect counseling to be like?
Counseling includes your active involvement as well as efforts to change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You will have to work both in and out of the counseling session to gain the insight needed to succeed. There are no instant, painless, or passive cures. There are no “magic pills.” Instead there will be homework assignments, exercises, writing journals, and perhaps other projects. Most likely, you will have to work on significant relationships and make long-term efforts. Sometimes change will be easy and swift, but more often it will be slow, deliberate, and intentional.
It is important for you to understand that there are both benefits and risks associated with counseling and therapy. Risks might include initially experiencing uncomfortable levels of feelings like sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger or frustration, or having difficulties with other people. Some changes may lead to what at first seems to be worsening circumstances or even losses. Our hope and prayer for you is that you will persevere through the pain and experience the liberating joy waiting for you on the other side of the process.
Can I be assured that all information shared in counseling will be kept confidential?
In order to provide you with a trusting therapeutic environment, RPC will maintain confidentially of our communication. This means that what you share is private and protected by law, and only under certain legal obligations or at your written consent is RPC able to disclose this privileged information. All communication, including diagnosis and treatment planning, becomes part of your permanent clinical record that is kept in a secure location at RPC. You have the right to request a copy of your record, and this request must be made in writing. In the case of unforeseen circumstances such as death or incapacitation, your files will remain held securely and confidentially by RPC.
The following are exceptions to confidentiality: (1) if you disclose that you intend to harm yourself or someone else; (2) if your counselor determines that you are a danger to yourself or someone else; (3) if information is revealed about alleged child, elder, or disabled adult abuse, even if suspected by a third party; (4) if your records are ordered from me by a court of law or if you subpoena your records; and, (5) if you take legal action against RPC, you forfeit your right to confidentiality. If you wish to contest the disclosure of your records under these (4, 5) circumstances, you may do so in writing within ten (10) days of our office receiving notice of the records request.