Frequently Asked Questions
Many people have questions about the process of counseling.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
What is Christian Counseling?
Christian counselors recognize their work as redemptive and restorative in character. The Christian counselor brings the entire counseling enterprise under the lordship of Christ. He or she aims at reconciling the counselee’s relationship with God. This helps the counselee find personal significance and meaning in his or her relationship with Jesus Christ and facilitates the restoration of human relationships.
There is a profound difference in content and results between counseling based in God’s Word and secular therapy approaches. We offer real, effective Biblically-based counseling that provides permanent solutions to people’s problems in contrast to the symptom-focused psychotherapy so often found in the world or secularized “Christian Counseling” which ultimately does not look to God’s Word for solutions.
What populations do you work with?
We have counselors with specialized training to work with adolescents, adults, individuals, couples, and families.
How does counseling work?
People seek counseling for many different reasons: a crisis, a loss, a major life change, to sort things out to have a happier life, or to improve relationships. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Christian counselors understand that the Bible has a lot of practical wisdom about human nature, marriage and family, human suffering, and so much more. By using biblical concepts in counseling, they can instruct people in the way they should go and also hold them accountable. Psalm 119:24 says, “Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.”
A Christian counselor’s major strategy is to help their clients substitute biblical truth for error as they go about their day-to-day lives. They know that the truth, when known, believed, and obeyed, sets people free. When people are set free, they are fulfilling their true calling. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
How long does it take?
Each session lasts typically 45 to 50 minutes. Your therapist will establish with you a regular schedule based on your specific need. A person may come to counseling once or twice or may choose to continue counseling until they have met their goals for life improvement.
How much does counseling cost?
Each individual session costs $120 and $130 for marriage/relationship counseling sessions. The fee will be collected at the start of each session. Our groups are typically $45 – $50 per session.
Why do you meet at Front Range Counseling Center?
We are a subsidiary of Front Range Counseling Center and we work on staff with them. We share offices and partner with Front Range Counseling Center.
Will what I share be kept private?
All of your conversations with the Front Range Counseling Center staff are completely confidential (except where mandated otherwise by law, as in the case of child abuse and/or elder abuse or imminent danger to yourself or others).
Do you offer services to teenagers and/or children?
Yes. Teenagers and children are often helped by having individual sessions, participating in a group, or by family therapy. Teenagers can help the therapist decide what works best for them. The child may work best through play therapy.
What kind of training does your staff have?
Each of our staff members has either a Master’s or Doctoral degree in counseling or psychology. Each is registered by the State of Colorado to practice counseling.
Each of our staff members have specialized advanced training in specific areas of need. Please review each counselor’s bio for more information regarding their specialized advanced training.
Our trainees are advanced students enrolled in a graduate program in counseling. They are also under the supervision of a licensed therapist.
What is an NCC?
The term NCC stands for National Certified Counselor and means the therapist has passed the National Counseling Exam (NCE). The purpose of the NCE is to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities viewed as important for providing effective counseling services. The NCE is intended to assess cognitive knowledge which should be known by all counselors regardless of their individual professional specialties.
What is a Psychologist?
A Psychologist is a licensed professional who has completed a graduate program in Psychology that includes clinical training and internships, and who provides care for individuals with mental and emotional problems. Psychologists typically have a doctorate degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) and have undergone postdoctoral training; however, they are not physicians and cannot prescribe medication.
Psychologists are trained in a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques rather than in one particular school or theory.
What is a Psychiatrist?
A Psychiatrist is a licensed medical doctor (M.D.) who has had specialized postgraduate training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders. Psychiatrists are the only mental health professional licensed to prescribe medication. Board-certified psychiatrists have passed national oral and written examinations after completing a residency program in psychiatry.
What agency licenses Professional Counselors (LPC) in Colorado?
How many counseling sessions will I need?
The number of sessions depends on several factors, including but not limited to the goals for therapy, the severity of the issues encountered, and of course, the client’s willingness to actively participate.
What if I have to cancel my counseling session?
There is no charge for any session cancelled 24 or more hours prior to the scheduled time. However, sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged a $120 fee.
Will my insurance company pay for counseling?
Many insurance plans reimburse for some portion of psychotherapy. Please direct questions about reimbursement amounts and timeliness to your insurance company. Front Range Counseling Center Counselors are not contracted (in network, preferred provider) with any insurer. We will provide a receipt for the counseling service at the time of the appointment that may be used to submit for reimbursements upon request. Please note that we do not complete any insurance paperwork.
Why Don’t You Accept Insurance?
Choice: YOU and your therapist are in charge of goals, length of treatment, and therapeutic choices.Savings: You pay less because we don’t spend valuable hours on insurance paperwork. Privacy:Insurance requires diagnosis to authorize treatment. These negative labels can follow a client through life and interfere with insurability later. Your files are NOT shared with anyone.
Where is your office and what are your hours?
Our offices are located in both Littleton and Denver: 6901 S. Pierce Street, Suite 235, Littleton and 7200 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 205, Denver.
We have daytime, evening, and weekend appointments available depending on your therapist. Please call or e-mail for availability. Call us at (303) 933-5800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I start counseling?
If you are wanting to setup an appointment with one of our Christian counselors, there are two ways to setup an appointment with one of our counselors: 1) Fill out the Contact Form and a counselor will call you with 24-hours; 2) Call our offices at 303-933-5800.