Understanding Appointment Types
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  • For Individuals
    For individuals seeking counseling there are three standard appointment types: a one (1) hour "First Appointment," a one (1) hour "Ongoing Appointment," and a two (2) hour "Extended Appointment." (Typically, counseling for a child will be considered the same as counseling for an individual even though the parents will be involved at times.)

    The First Appointment (1 hour) is essentially an information gathering session. This is where your counselor will inquire about your challenges, your background, and any other pertinent information. This is also the time when you and your counselor will establish goals and a direction for future appointments.

    The Ongoing Appointment (1 hour) is for you and your counselor "get to work." There are times when you are ready to get to work right away and wish to schedule 2 hours for your first appointment. This may be fine, we only ask that you check with your counselor first when this is what you want to do.

    The Extended Appointment (2 hours) is for the times when you simply want to get more work done or you may be experiencing somewhat of a crisis in your life. If you have more than you can handle on your plate right now or you simply want to get more work done, schedule a two hour Extended Appointment.

    The counseling rates range between $80-$140 per hour and will be determined by the level of counseling expertise and experience you require, which in turn will determine which counselor is the best fit for you.
  • For Couples
    For couples seeking counseling there are three standard appointment types: a two (2) hour "First Appointment," a one (1) hour "Ongoing Appointment," and a two (2) hour "Extended Appointment."

    The First Appointment* (2 hours) is essentially an information gathering session. This is where your counselor will inquire about your challenges as a couple, your background as individuals, and any other pertinent information. This is also the time when you and your counselor will establish goals and a direction for future appointments.

    *It is preferred that the First Appointment for couples be 2 hours in length. This gives your counselor enough time to gather background information for both spouses, set goals for counseling outcomes, and possibly do some counseling work. For couples having difficulty paying for a 2 hour session, you may be able to do your First Appointment in less time. This is not recommended since it will delay your counseling progress, but it will depend on how involved your situation is. If you are interested in a 1 hour First appointment, talk to your counselor about this since they will make the final determination. Rest assured that your needs will always be your counselor's first consideration, both your financial concerns and in your relationship needs.

    The Ongoing Appointment (1 hour) is where you both will to "get to work" with your counselor. Additionally, there may be times when you are ready to get more work done and wish to schedule 2 hours for your appointment. Please use the Extended Appointment type for this.

    The Extended Appointment (2 hours) is for the times when you simply want to get more work done or you may be experiencing somewhat of a crisis in your relationship. If you have more than you can handle on your plate right now or you simply want to get more work done, schedule a two hour Extended Appointment.

    The counseling rates range between $80-$140 per hour and will be determined by the level of counseling expertise and experience you require, which in turn will determine which counselor is the best fit for you.
  • For Families
    For families seeking counseling there are three standard appointment types: a two (2) hour "First Appointment," a one (1) hour "Ongoing Appointment," and a two (2) hour "Extended Appointment." (Typically, counseling for a child will be considered the same as counseling for an individual even though the parents will be involved at times.)

    The First Appointment* (2 hours) is essentially an information gathering session. This is where your counselor will inquire about your challenges as a family, your background as individuals, and any other pertinent information. This is also the time when you and your counselor will establish goals and a direction for future appointments.

    *It is preferred that the First Appointment for families be 2 hours in length. This gives your counselor enough time to gather background information for all family members, set goals for counseling outcomes, and possibly do some counseling work. For families having difficulty paying for a 2 hour session, you may be able to do your First Appointment in less time. This is not recommended since it will delay your counseling progress, but it will depend on how involved your situation is. If you are interested in a 1 hour First appointment, talk to your counselor about this since they will make the final determination. Rest assured that your needs will always be your counselor's first consideration, both your financial concerns and in your relationship needs.

    The Ongoing Appointment (1 hour) is where your family will "get to work" with your counselor. Additionally, there may be times when you are ready to get more work done and wish to schedule 2 hours for your appointment. Please use the Extended Appointment type for this.

    The Extended Appointment (2 hours) is for the times when you simply want to get more work done or you may be experiencing somewhat of a crisis in your family. If you have more than you can handle on your plate right now or you simply want to get more work done, schedule a two hour Extended Appointment.

    The counseling rates range between $80-$140 per hour and will be determined by the level of counseling expertise and experience you require, which in turn will determine which counselor is the best fit for you.
  • Neurofeedback
    There are two appointment types available for individuals seeking neurofeedback (NFB) services: a two (2) hour "NFB First Appointment" and a one (1) hour "NFB Ongoing Appointment."

    The NFB First Appointment (2 hours) is largely an information gathering session. This is where your clinician will inquire about the reason(s) that you are seeking neurofeedback services as well as to gather background information. This time is critical for the future success of neurofeedback services. This is also the time when you and your clinician will establish goals and a direction for future appointments. This first session will also include your first neurofeedback training.

    The NFB Ongoing Appointment (1 hour) is where you will "get to work" with your clinician. During this appointment, your clinician will be utilizing our highly sophisticated neurofeedback equipment to retrain your brain.

    The neurofeedback rates are $100 per hour for Brad who is an EEG Institute trained neurofeedback clinician. Neurofeedback is often most effective when done in conjunction with counseling.

Understanding Fees (per hour)

Individual
Couple
Family
Neurofeedback
Associate MFT

$80-$100

$80-$100

$80-$100

Licensed MFT

$100-$140

$100-$140

$100-$140

NFB Clinician

$100

You can pay for your counseling by cash, check, or credit card. As far as credit cards are concerned, we gladly accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards. Also, if you prefer to use a credit card, you can enter your credit card information into your online appointment profile. That way your card can be quickly processed at the end of your appointment and you will receive maximum session time from your counselor.