Why counseling?

Isn’t it just for crazy people? Can’t I just talk to my friend?
No, therapy isn’t just for “crazy people,” and luckily, this stereotype seems to be on its way out. The benefits of counseling are many, whether you are struggling to get out of bed every day or you have a specific issue you want to talk through. You will find that speaking with a counselor is different than talking to a friend or family member. Counselors provide more objectivity and often people are more willing to be open and honest with someone they don’t know in their personal life. Counseling can provide structure and teach skills so you can be more effective in your decision-making. Counseling can also provide you with a level of accountability that can have a profound and positive impact on your life.

How do I make my first appointment?

Call Foundations Counseling at 469.215.0314! Our office manager will get you registered as a new client over the phone and will schedule your first appointment. Or you can simply click HERE to schedule your appointment online. You can also fill out the necessary forms by clicking HERE.

How much will it cost and do you take insurance?

Foundations Counseling will accept several insurance policies. Before your first appointment, you should check with your insurance company to determine your deductible, co-pay and possible session limits.
Accepted insurance policies include Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, Aetna, Ambetter, Cigna, Beacon, Optum and Humana.
If you do not have insurance or Foundations is out of network for you, the initial session will cost $165; subsequent sessions are $140. Payments are due at the time of session in the form of check or credit/debit cards.

What should I expect at my first session?

Your first session will be spent talking about what brings you to therapy. You can expect the following questions to be asked of you: What has happened that made you pick up the phone and make this appointment? What do you hope therapy can do for you? What are your specific goals for being here, and what do you want to see changed by coming? If you don’t have answers to all of these questions, that’s ok. Part of the process of therapy will be to help clarify these things. Each session will last 50 minutes.

How long will therapy last?

There is no hard and fast rule on this. Sometimes, people begin therapy for a very specific problem and once this problem is resolved, no additional sessions are necessary. Other people enjoy benefits of counseling for long periods of time. Specific goals for your own therapy will be established early on in the process, many times in the first session. You and your therapist will regularly review these goals and discuss whether additional sessions would be beneficial for you.

What are your hours?

Sessions are by appointment only, with hours available Monday through Saturday. Limited after hour appointments are available.