Common questions

 

Are you providing services onsite during the Coronavirus crisis?

New clients are welcome! I am currently offering both in-person and telehealth sessions. In-person sessions will be conducted in a manner to reduce risk of COVID-19. Most insurance companies are covering video sessions, but I encourage you to contact your insurance company and inquire about your coverage for sessions via teleheath and telephone for “outpatient mental health.”

What exactly is counseling?

​Counseling consists of a series of conversations. Based on our conversations and your goals, we will create a plan together to get you feeling better and more connected in your relationships. I will use my experience and knowledge to help you heal and thrive despite negative experiences and challenging situations you have come up against.

Like most things in life, the more effort you put into your healing journey, the more you will benefit from our sessions. Based on our conversations and my assessment of how to help you, I may provide you with tasks to try in your daily life between sessions.

Counseling is a unique service because the goal of counseling is for you to not need it anymore! Through our work together, you will obtain the knowledge and skills to maintain emotional wellness and healthy relationships.

​Will my information be kept confidential?

​Your confidentially is of the utmost importance to me. You can rest assured that proper measures have been taken to keep our conversations private and your personal information secure. Your information will not be shared with anyone without your written consent.

​How long will my session last?

​Counseling sessions typically last 45-60 minutes. Classes last 1 hour.

​How often will I come to counseling?

​Sessions are typically scheduled on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, but the frequency of your sessions is flexible based on your needs and schedule.

​What type of counseling do you provide?

I am an eclectic therapist, which means I use a variety of techniques to individualize treatment to my clients’ needs and preferences. In individual counseling, I typically use Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and/or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With couples, I use The Gottman Method. Research studies show these methods work to reduce suffering, improve emotional wellness, and heal relationships!
I have experience working with a variety of issues ranging from stress to mental health disorders. I have extensive experience working with adults, teens, and couples who struggle with relationship problems, mood disorders (bipolar disorder and depression), anxiety, and trauma. I provide Christian Counseling to those who would like to incorporate their Christian beliefs into our sessions. Please note, I will never impose my religious beliefs on clients.

​Which problems and populations do you work with?

​I have experience working with a variety of issues ranging from stress to mental health disorders.

I primarily help adults, teens, and couples who struggle with relationship problems, mood disorders (bipolar disorder and depression), anxiety, and trauma.

​How do I schedule a counseling appointment?

If you’d like to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions, you can call my office at (309)204-9881, send me a message through my contact form, or email me at contact@lastingserenitycs.com.

I will typically respond to your request or concern within 24 hours. If you do not receive a reply, please check your spam folder or call my office.

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24363 Spring Creek Road
Washington, IL 61571

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(309) 204-9881



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