How do I start the process of counseling?
Simply click Get Started.
Are the counselors state-licensed?
Our Biblical counselors work under the umbrella of pastoral counseling as opposed to state licensed counseling, and are not under the regulatory authority of any government agency. Also, when the term counselor is mentioned above, it does not refer to a psychiatric or psychological state licensed professional, legal, or clinical medical advice provider. The advice given is based on how to think rationally and clearly from a Christian Biblical perspective.
What is the cost for counseling?
We are a pledge-based ministry with the goal of making sure money is NOT the reason someone doesn’t seek Biblical counseling. The average pledge made by a client is $50 per hour-session. However, most pledges range from $20-$120 depending on what God places on your heart to give. Your entire pledge goes directly to the counselor you are spending time with.
*The cost of any recommended or assigned material such as books or CD’s will be in addition to your pledge and yours to keep. Full Payment Policy is found on page 4 of the Initial Intake.
Is the cost of counseling tax-deductible?
Any amount contributed over $50.00 per 1-hour session is considered a tax-deductible donation.
(Example: If you pledge $75/session, $50 would go toward the service of counseling. The remaining $25 would be considered a tax-deductible donation)
What form of payments do you take?
Contributions may be made via cash, check, debit or credit at the time of your counseling or invoiced monthly.
What if I can’t afford counseling?
If you cannot afford to contribute, please talk to your counselor. We are happy to work with you.
Does my insurance cover this type of counseling?
Most insurance companies need a state licensed number to help with the cost of counseling. However, Christian Life Ministries falls under the umbrella of pastoral counseling as opposed to state-licensed counseling, so most insurance companies are unable to be applied. It’s up to the client to look into their insurance company to see if they are willing to cover the amount pledged.
How long are counseling sessions and how often do you meet?
Counseling sessions are typically 1 hour. However, they can range from 1 - 4 hours depending on how far you are coming from. Sessions are scheduled weekly or biweekly, depending on the plan made between the counselor and client during the first counseling session. If circumstances allow, another option is to schedule a block-intensive morning or afternoon with a counselor.
Do you offer counseling for kids?
For kids between the ages of 8-15 we have an Adolescent Intake Form. We ask that your child fill out to the best of their ability (with parent’s help if needed). However, we require that parents be equally involved in counseling with their child. The goal is to partner with you in exposing spiritual truths for your child, as well as to equip you with tools to use when returning home to day-to-day life outside the counseling room.