Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

My office is discretely located with a private entrance at the River Hills Marina Corporate Center on scenic Lake Wylie.

Do you accept insurance?

I am an out-of-network provider. The invoice I provide at time of payment may be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement. Insurance companies usually require a diagnosis to cover the cost of service provision, and that diagnosis can be permanently attached to the client’s medical history.

How much do you charge?

The 50-minute initial consultation with me is $50. Each additional 50-minute session is $100 paid at time of service. Each 80-minute session is $125 paid at time of service. Your customized treatment plan may require 50-minute (1 clinical hour) or 80-minute (1.5 clinical hour) sessions. Between sessions, I spend a significant amount of time to optimize your course of treatment. Auxiliary services are considered on a case by case basis and may be available for an additional fee. A portion of my usual and customary fee provides therapeutic services to unserved and/or underserved individuals in our community.

What is online counseling?

I am a board certified telemental health provider. This means we can work together face-to-face in a secure, HIPAA compliant online environment, like we would in-person. Online counseling is convenient, flexible, and cost-efficient.

What is sand tray therapy?

Sand tray therapy is powerful, research-based therapy that utilizes creative expression to facilitate healing in adults, adolescents, and children. It is not child’s play.

What days and hours are appointments available?

In-person and online appointments are available on weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Appointments to acommodate fluctuating schedules are easily arranged.

Someone suggested I "get professional help" but I do not think counseling will help. Should I go?

If you know why you think counseling will not help or are unsure, you could schedule an initial consultation with a counselor to discuss the benefits of therapy and decide for yourself. Then, you would have an answer to share with those who are concerned about you. An initial consultation with me is designed to provide information, options, and resources so you can obtain the most effective, needs-specific treatment available.

Counseling is expensive. How will I know it is helping?

Your mental health and well being are invaluable and the cost of counseling is relative to your effort. You will know my services are helping because we will establish a baseline, measure progress, and track results. When our work together is complete, I will provide resources to help you maintain wellness and/or refer you to an appropriate professional for continuing care.

Why should I choose you as my counselor?

When you pay $50 for a 50-minute initial consultation with me, you are under no obligation to choose me as your counselor. We may discover that we are not a good fit for each other or that your therapeutic needs are outside my scope of practice. The initial consultation with me is risk free because if we determine another counselor would be better suited to you, I will provide resources and referrals to help you find the best counselor for you.

How Do I Get Started?

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Initial Consultation

Risk Free with No Obligation

Schedule Appointment

In-Person or Online

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First Session

Customize Treatment Plan

Contact Me

Ask a question, send a comment, or request an appointment below. For emergencies call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency department. 

(803) 610-1237

54 Marina Rd, Lake Wylie, SC 29710

info@riverhills-counseling.com