TYPES OF COUNSELING
Professional Christian Wellness Counseling pursues wellness of the whole person from a uniquely spiritual perspective. I will pray with you and for you; your privacy and confidentiality will be protected; and your religious convictions will be respected. I offer this counseling in the following formats:
- Online secure video link
Before the First Session, I will email the necessary intake forms to you. Please fill these out completely and bring them with you to your first session. You may also receive an email notification to complete the APS (temperament) assessment online.
At the First Session, I will administer the Arno Profile System Temperament Questionnaire if this has not been completed prior by electronic means. This takes about 10 minutes and is required for all clients. We are tri-part beings created in God's image, and thus we are spiritual beings with an intellect and emotions, living within a physical body. Counseling must take this interdependence into consideration. The balance of the session time will be devoted to listening to you describe the challenges that brought you to counseling.
Second and Subsequent Sessions will be devoted to validating your Temperament Analysis and strategizing ways to meet your temperament needs while resolving your problems and challenges.
WHAT IS TEMPERAMENT COUNSELING?
This Biblically-based assessment (known as the Arno Profile System, or APS) identifies an individual's inborn, God-given temperament. Temperament determines why you respond to people, situations, and the environment the way you do. You will receive a personal copy of this report and have an opportunity to validate the results. I have found this assessment to be nearly 100% accurate for dozens of clients who self-certified the results. It helps us pinpoint automatic behaviors, thoughts, and attitudes that may be contributing to the challenges that bring you to counseling, which in turn gives a direction for the counseling efforts.
Parents: This assessment is also an excellent resource to help you gain knowledge about your child's temperament and plan more effective parenting strategies that will work well for both you and your child. The APS can be administered to children age 7 and up.
COUNSELING FEES (Updated 5/18/18)
Please note: The cost of professional counseling in the vicinity of Hagerstown, MD, is normally between $75-$150 per hour. The cost of the APS ($30/person) is added to the initial session fee. Since I do not accept insurance, I offer a sliding scale based on total family income, with a range of $30-$75 dollars per session.
The initial fee for a comprehensive natural health assessment is $180 (includes the APS fee). Followup visits are prorated at $75/hr.
Please call for information about your specific session fee.