What is Catholic Counseling?
As you would expect from any other counselor you may visit, I am trained to utilize evidence based practices that are proven to be effective by research. However, being a Catholic counselor means that I invite Jesus into the healing process as well. It also means that I view the whole person with inherent dignity and worth while looking to the Church and Her traditions to assist in our understanding of reality and the human person. This includes access to a wealth of additional resources such as prayers, saints, Scripture, and the Sacraments. Know that you do not need to be Catholic to seek services at Emmaus Catholic Counseling. I will always respect the beliefs and values that you hold to be true. However, as a Catholic counselor, I will never contradict the Church’s teachings in the interventions and techniques that I choose to incorporate in our work together.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
Your first appointment will be a “get to know each other” session where we will review your intake paperwork and go over a few more assessment questions, go over policies and procedures, address any questions and concerns that you may have, and collaborate to establish the goals that you wish to achieve in our work together.
How long are sessions and how much do they cost?
For individuals, including children and adults, sessions are 50 minutes long and cost $100 per session. For couples, sessions are 90 minutes long and cost $130 per session. Payment is due at the time of service. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, FSA, HSA, debit or credit card.
I am also an approved provider for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This means that all employees of the Archdiocese, both part and full time, as well as their immediate family members are eligible to receive 7 free counseling sessions regardless of whether or not they are covered by the Archdiocese’s health plan. Eligible family members for this benefit include spouses, fiancés, children, step-children, and foster children up to age 26. Please contact me for details about how to access this benefit.
Do you accept insurance?
No, I have chosen not to accept insurance for a number of reasons; however, I can provide you with a form that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. This is something that you would need to verify with your insurance company. I would be considered an out-of-network provider. Some advantages to not involving your insurance company include the following: Your care will not be dictated by your insurance company or limited to a particular number of sessions; you will not be required to be given a mental health diagnosis to receive care; a mental health diagnosis does not become a permanent part of your health record.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Please click the button below or utilize the client portal. I look forward to speaking with you soon!