Some Questions Answered

 

What do those letters, after you name mean?

B.Ed.~ Bachelor's of Education in Family and Human Services; Graduated with Honors
M.S.~ Masters of Counseling; Graduated with Honors
N.C.C.~ Nationally Certified Counselor

Where is your office?

My office is located wherever you are most comfortable!  All sessions are online, via SKPYE/FACETIME/KAKAO!

What happens in my first session?

Our first session is often known as an Intake Session. During our initial meeting, we will spend our time discussing what your hopes are for our time together  I will gather information about your family background, current situation, and any imminent concerns or ideas you have. 

Think of this as a 'getting to know you' meeting.

  The intake session often consists primarily of information gathering, and a basis for future meetings. 

  Please be prepared to discuss your goals and wishes for future sessions! 


Don't worry, there will not be a test at the end! 

How long are sessions?

Standard appointments are 50 minutes; however, this can be flexible, as needed. 
Please note, longer sessions have an adjusted rate attached.

Is what I say confidential?

In some specific situations, counselrs can share information without the client's written consent. Common exceptions are:

  • Counselors may disclose private information without consent in order to protect the patient or the public from serious harm — if, for example, a client discusses plans to attempt suicide or harm another person.

  • Counselors are required to report ongoing domestic violence, abuse or neglect of children, the elderly or people with disabilities. (However, if an adult discloses that he or she was abused as a child, the counselor typically isn't bound to report that abuse, unless there are other children continuing to be abused.)

  • Counselor may release information if they receive a court order. That might happen if a person's mental health came into question during legal proceedings.                                                                                                                                                                                        (American Psychological Association​)

What are your fees?

  • Individual 50min Sessions:

Range from $70.00-$80.00

*Save 10.00 per session, when purchasing 4 or more sessions in advance*

  • Couples 50min Sessions:

Range from $120.00-$140.00

*Save 20.00 per session, when purchasing 4 or more sessions in advance.

  • All Payments are to be made in USD through Paypal.

Do you take insurance?

Unfortunately, not at this time.

Cancellation Policy

I require at least 48 hours notice to cancel an appointment. 
Other than unexpected emergencies, missed appointments or cancellations made after 48 hours, will be charged a late fee of $50.00.

If your questions haven't been answered, contact me directly.

Kakao ID: piperb/Skype: piper.barry

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