Frequently Asked Questions
What types of challenges do you work with?
At GroundWork Counseling we work with individuals facing a variety of challenges – we encourage you to call us directly to discuss your unique needs.
Who do you not see at your office?
GroundWork does not see violent individuals, court-ordered individuals, individuals who are sexual offenders or perpetrators, or individuals who are seeking medication remediation.
Do you see children?
Yes, at Groundwork Counseling we have child counselors that work exclusively with children ages 3+.
What are your fees for counseling, coaching & therapy?
50 minute sessions with licensed therapists are $125-$175, 50 minute sessions with registered therapists range between $80-$100 per session*. *Sliding scale fee is dependent upon household income, if there is a need. Please note, parent intake sessions and 90 minute appointments may be at additional fee.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept payment via all major credit cards, cash, check, and health savings debit cards. We require all clients to have a credit card on file to hold appointments.
Do you accept insurance?
We do not accept insurance, but are happy to supply you with a receipt so that you may submit it to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement, however, we do not guarantee reimbursement.
What are your office hours?
Our office hours at GroundWork Counseling are by appointment only. We offer normal business hour appointments, as well as evening availability.
How is child therapy conducted?
At Groundwork Counseling, our child counselors utilize a variety of play based treatments and modalities including sand-tray therapy, expressive arts, as well as play therapy for children ages 3-6. When working with children ages 7+ our therapist utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy. With all families, child therapists provide parent consultation and involvement as needed. More information is available within the child and teen counseling pages under the “services” tab.
Do you provide couples or family counseling?
Yes, we currently offer couples counseling – please call us for more information.
What can I expect during my first session?
During your first session at GroundWork Counseling, the therapist aims to gain a thorough understanding of your presenting problems and any relevant personal history that may be contributing to these difficulties. Having an accurate understanding of these problems allows the therapist to provide the most effective treatment. The therapist will ask a wide range of questions and may ask you to complete a questionnaire. The first therapy session gives you an opportunity to express what goals you would like to achieve by coming to therapy. In addition, the therapist will answer any questions you may have about therapy. There are also a number of consent forms to be read and completed during the first session to ensure that you have been made aware of what treatment involves and understand our privacy and confidentiality policies.
What can I expect during my child’s first session?
A child therapist will meet with parents during the first session, prior to meeting the child. During this time, parents are able to freely discuss the presenting issue, background information about the child, as well as go over the necessary paperwork and policies.
What does confidentiality mean? What are the limits of confidentiality?
Confidentiality is the privileged information between client and counselor. In short, what you say in counseling, remains confidential. Confidentiality is only broken if you threaten to hurt yourself or others, suspected elder abuse or child abuse, or if records are subpoenaed by a judge (not a lawyer).
How does confidentiality work with children?
If your child is seen by the counselor confidentiality is a bit different, as a parent you have the right to your child’s information, however, we feel strongly that children are best able to open up during counseling when they feel that they can freely discuss their challenges without everything being relayed to their parents.
How often do I come to counseling?
At GroundWork Counseling, therapy is typically attended once a week, but depending on the individual and their unique situation it can be more or less frequent.
How long is a therapy session?
All sessions are 50 minutes in length unless other arrangements have been made with your counselor. We offer 75 minute sessions, if there is additional time needed, such as during a family session or during an intake.
If I have an emergency who do I contact?
In the case of an emergency it is always best to contact 9-1-1 immediately.