We understand that you may have some questions about Transforming Minds and about counseling.
Below you will find answers to some common questions:
Below you will find answers to some common questions:
How much does it cost?
Free for the first hour. Many find that as they start to unravel the trials they are experiencing, an hour does not provide enough time to fully express the current problem(s). Because of this, you may want to schedule your free hour followed by an additional hour to make your first visit last a complete two hours. It is not required, however, that your first visit consist of a total of two hours. After the initial free hour, Transforming Minds offers ongoing professional counseling at a rate of $100.00 per hour. This rate is below the cost of other licensed counselors. Not low enough? Tell our staff the rate you can afford. Since Transforming Minds Christian Counseling is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, there may be donations available, that you can apply for, in order to offset the cost of therapy. Ask our staff about the process in applying for a therapy discount though the Transforming Minds donations bank.
Will my insurance be accepted?
Transforming Minds does not accept insurance, but some insurance providers allow "out of network" counseling. In this case, Transforming Minds will help by providing receipts, so that you can submit these to gain reimbursement. Transforming Minds can not guarantee that your insurance provider will give a reimbursement to you, since this "out of network" agreement is between you and your insurance provider. In order to maintain the low cost of therapy ($100) for all, Transforming Minds will not enter into a "Single Case Agreement" (SCA) where your insurance provider requires additional expenses towards the cost of therapy.
Can I afford counseling?
You can afford the first therapy session at Transforming Minds, because it is free. That way you can discover the benefit of receiving counseling at no cost to you. If you desire additional therapy sessions, you will find that the rate ($100/hour) for counseling has been reduced in order to make it affordable. In the event that you are unemployed, then a reduced rate is available.
Why do I need to pay a booking fee to make an appointment?
The $40 booking fee is refunded when you arrive for your appointment. For example, when you arrive for your first appointment, the booking fee is given back to you in order to make your first appointment completely free. If you choose to make another appointment, a $40 booking fee is still required. In fact, a booking fee is required for each and every appointment, but your booking fee is refunded when you arrive for your appointment. Booking fees are non-refundable if you don't keep your appointment or decide to cancel without a minimum of 24 hours notice. The benefit for you of having a booking fee is that it secures your appointment session. In other words, with your secure booking you can be sure that your appointment is reserved, your therapist will show up on-time, and your appointment time will not be made available to someone else.
Do I need professional therapy?
You may be wondering if you even need counseling from a professional therapist. It is common for a person going through a stressful situation to wonder if they are "blowing things out of proportion" or making things up. It is this uncertainty that prompted Transforming Minds to offer a free hour of therapy. Your therapist at Transforming Minds understands that you have questions, might be unsure, or even a little concerned about starting therapy. That is why a professional therapist is available to answer your questions and provide compassion in a safe and supportive environment all for free during your first hour of counseling.
Do I have to be a Christian?
Professional therapy, at Transforming Minds, starts where you are in your faith (or even lack of faith). To help you, the therapist will want to know what you think, where you are in your life, what beliefs are important to you, and what challenges or problems you are facing. This is all done in a safe, compassionate, and supportive environment. For some, especially those with a Christian faith (based on Biblical principles), knowing that the therapist shares Christian beliefs results in a feeling of being understood. As a result, Transforming Minds creates a counseling environment where a Christian can be open, honest, and real about their mental health needs. In addition, your therapist will encourage you to grow in your faith and use your relationship with God as part of the healing process. If you want to know more about counseling that is provided from a Christian perspective, then click the "Video" link above. If you want to know more about having a faith in Jesus and what it means to be a Christian, click on the "faith" button above or ask your therapist during your counseling appointment.
Who will be my counselor?
In the future, you will be able to choose from a list of licensed professional counselors. For now, there is only one therapist available at Transforming Minds - Psychologist, Dr. John Quinlan PsyD (License #PSY23794). Dr. Quinlan graduated from Trinity College of Graduate Studies with the focus of integrating Christian spirituality and psychology. He has spent many years working to improve the health of those diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, infidelity, and addictions. No matter how severe or mild your symptoms may be, Dr. Quinlan looks forward to playing a part in your healing. Click on the "Counselors" link above to discover more about Dr. Quinlan.
Do I have time for professional therapy?
You can access the "appointment" link above and choose the date and time convenient for you. Transforming Minds provides counseling on Saturdays, after work, or at a time that is convenient for you. With an emphasis on a relationship with God, appointments are not available on Sunday. Transforming Minds provides a way for you to make an appointment by phone or from this web sight. Simply phone toll free 855-34-Minds (64637) or click on the "Make Appointment" button below.