Christian counseling offering affordable care with Christ as the center.
What is Christian Counseling?
Christian Counseling is the utilization of practical methods and interventions, infused with the understanding and belief in the promises of Christ. What makes Christian Counseling such a unique form of therapy is the Christ- Centered perspective, which brings the relationship with Jesus Christ into the center focus of the treatment modality.
What is a Christian Counselor or Christian Therapist?
Well, Christian Counselors and Christian Therapist are formally trained professional counselors who are skilled in providing counseling care, yet have an understanding of the Holy Scripture. They are not bible study teachers nor are they “Christian Life Coaches”, although part of their role as a Christian Counselor is to assist an individual in learning an alternative way of thinking and living that may be more beneficial to the person.
How long does it take to get counseled?
The length of time a client is in counseling depends on the nature of the problem and the goals in which the client (along with the counselor) set to achieve. Everyone is different and unique in his/her own way, therefore; the amount of time necessary for care varies. However, it is highly recommended that you (at a minimum) work with the counselor for at least two months to build a rapport and work together on the issues in order to attain maximum results.
Most clients are seen once or twice a week in the beginning of their counseling care, and then as time goes on, the session (if appropriate and/or applicable) are less frequent. Everything depends on the client’s current state and how much emotional support he/ she needs during counseling sessions.
How much are your fees and do you take insurance?
The fees depend on the type of service that you request. Please refer to our service menu page. Currently, we do not participate in any insurance plans. However, we do accept all major credit cards; pay pal, and other alternative methods of payment.
Do I need to take medication?
Not all individuals take medication due to their emotional struggles, but in the event that the counselor find that medication may be appropriate, the counselor will discuss this with you and assist you in making the necessary referral to a psychiatrist that is in your local area. The psychiatrist is the one who would officially determine if medication is warranted and prescribe what is necessary for you.
What is the difference between On-Line counseling and In-Office counseling sessions?
The main difference between On-Line counseling and In-Office counseling is the method of communication. Through the On-Line counseling concept you are able to see your counselor face to face through a webcam, chat with your counselor live via live chat, communicate through a secured telephone call within the system, or do all three at the same time. Whatever method is most comfortable for you. The On-Line component gives you the option to select any method of communication with your counselor via the computer
In-Office sessions are currently conducted in our office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We see clients in a private office setting, and adolescents are seen in their home.
Why is there a price difference between On-Line sessions and In-Office sessions?
The reason that there is a price difference between the On-Line session and the In-Office session is due to the increase in cost to provide the service for the On-Line component. The In-Office client does not utilize the On-Line service, so we do not think that it would be appropriate to make them pay for it. However, we have taken into great consideration on making sure that the On-Line session rates are low and affordable.
What do I need to do to start counseling?
Just call the office and an Intake Assistant will be happy to walk you through a few simple steps, or just click green Act Now button at the top of any page, fill out the pre-intake form and get started.
After I sign-up, when can I start?
The Intake Assistance will be happy to schedule your appointment with a Counselor, walk you through a few forms (consent of treatment, counseling policy, fee policy, and HIPAA) and take the payment for your session. And You’re Ready!
You will receive an email confirming your appointment date and time, along with a link and meeting code. During your scheduled appointment, click the link and enter the meeting code and you will immediately be connected to the private counseling room with your counselor. You can see your counselor via webcam (and vice versa), chat live, or have a private telephone call within the system.
Can I start out receiving In-Office sessions and later change to On-Line sessions (and vice versa)?
Yes, if you live in the local area and want to switch between On-Line and In-Office sessions, you are welcome to do so. The appropriate rates will be adjusted per session to accommodate the type of service that you were provided.
Are my On-Line sessions private and secure?
All counseling sessions are private and secured within our Online system.
What if my computer does not work during the meeting time for my Online counseling session?
If your computer is not working properly or our system is experiencing difficulties during your scheduled appointment, then call the office immediately and we will contact your counselor. We will work with you to reschedule your session for another time within that same week if possible. There will be no refund. Payment will be transferred towards the rescheduled appointment.
Are all of the Counselors at JC Christian Counseling licensed?
All of the Counselors here at JC Christian Counseling are permitted to provide counseling in the State in which they reside. Not all of the Counselors are licensed simply because not all States require a Counselor to have a license. Some States only require the necessary educational qualifications. At JC Christian Counseling, all of our counselors are hired based on meeting the qualifications of their respective States.
Am I able to get a refund for On-Line Counseling?
Yes, On-Line Counseling Sessions are paid for prior to receiving the service. Therefore; if you decide that you would not like to receive Online counseling services with us at JC Christian Counseling after your payment has been made, then just contact us within three days prior to your scheduled appointment or three days after the initial intake process (via telephone call, or email), sign the refund form and receive a full refund. If you contact us after the three day refund period then you will receive a partial refund. If you contact us on the day of your scheduled appointment, no refund will be provided.
Do I have to be a Christian to receive counseling services?
No. Counseling is for all people seeking to find comfort in a positive way through a trained professional utilizing prayer, God’s word and the love of Jesus. You Are Welcomed!!!