Click on the questions to find the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs)

General Counseling Questions

Q. What is counseling?

Counseling is

Counseling is a way to gain more insight into your life. By making such a big step you are opening the door to a clear perspective of your behavior, relationships, and challenges in life. You will discover new ways to address obstacles with power and strength.

Q. How long will I be in counseling?

Length of time in counseling

The length of therapy depends on you and the counselor. Some clients may require several sessions while others may need only a few sessions. The process is unique to each person. The goal is to have you reach your individual accomplishment.


Q. Does it mean I’m crazy?

What it does mean to come to counseling

Choosing to seek help does not mean that you are crazy. It means that you have the courage to work towards solutions to handle difficulties in your life. In seeking help you will learn how to empower yourself.

Q. Does it mean I’m weak?

Does it mean I’m weak

No, coming to counseling does not mean you are weak. By choosing to come to counseling you are showing strength to face the challenges life sometimes brings. It means you are takings steps to turn your life around.


Q. My symptoms aren’t severe. Can I still benefit from counseling?

Symptoms and benefits

Everyone can benefit from counseling. There are many times in life when things go well, there are also times when things do not go well. Counseling can help to empower you to face the challenges of life. Counseling can also help you to maintain the healthy lifestyle you are already living.


Q. What if my ethnicity, culture, or spiritual beliefs are different from the counselors, Can they still help me?

Ethnicity, culture or spiritual differences

We welcome all ethnicities, cultures, spiritual beliefs, and lifestyles. We believe in helping and encouraging each person’s life story that is unique to them.  Although we may be different we all share the human experience.


Q. What makes Flourishing Hope Counseling different?

Flourishing Hope Counseling difference

By taking the first step to come to Flourishing Hope Counseling you will be enlightened by ways to identify the behaviors that may have hindered you in the past. You will gain more control over your life and begin the journey towards more fulfillment and joy. We aim to encourage and empower! We love helping people.


Q. Is what I say confidential from my partner when in couples counseling?

Confidentiality from partner in couples counseling

When in marriage/couples counseling you may see your counselor as an individual as well as in the couple. The information that you discuss with your counselor in individual sessions will be kept separate and confidential from the relationship/couples counseling.


Q. How do I handle if my family does not approve?

If family does not approve

You are an important part of your family, by choosing to take care of you; you are choosing to take care of your family. These positive steps improve the quality your family. You will become a stronger individual when faced with difficulties whether with family or others.


Q: Do you take insurance?


Insurance is an agreement between you and your insurance company as to how counseling will be paid for. Most insurances want you to be diagnosed and usually dictate how many and what type of therapy you can have. That choice can decided between you and your counselor.

To increase confidentiality, we do not accept insurance. Many insurance companies will reimburse clients for private pay if a receipt is provided. We can provide you with a detailed receipt for reimbursement. We would love to help, just tell us how to best help you!

Q: What if I need to cancel my appointment?

Cancel my appointment

There is a 24 hour advance notice required if you are not able to attend the counseling session. If you do not show up for your scheduled counseling appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full amount. At the next scheduled visit.

Q: Is it worth it?

 Is It Worth it?

Some costs of NOT seeking help…

  • Average cost of divorce in United States: $15,000 to $20,000
  • Medical bills from stress-related diseases
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Continued sadness and feeling lost
  • Poor or loss of relationships
  • Decreased productivity at work
  • Continued panic attacks and anxiety
  • Overall decrease of happiness and contentment with life.


Yes, YOU are worth it!

You may be thinking to yourself “Is it worth all the price” The answer is yes. When I am sharing and talking with others who have had or are currently experiencing difficulties many will say peace of mind and quality of life are far better than not having it.

When you really think about it your peace of mind and an improved quality of life are priceless.


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