"We  are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual  beings having a human experience." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


Counseling

Otherwise known as "talk therapy", counseling or psychotherapy offers an opportunity for the individual to work with an objective third party in an attempt to problem-solve and/or process challenging situations. Betty utilizes many counseling techniques and theories, but most often takes a cognitive behavioral approach to change, meaning challenging old thoughts/attitudes and behaviors and replacing them with new more empowering ones. Carl Jung's teachings on personality and spirituality, to name a few, are also of great influence in Betty's work. If congruent with the individual's belief system, Betty incorporates spirituality and faith into the therapy sessions . Always, the focus is on treating the whole person--body, mind, and spirit. Counseling sessions are 50 minutes.


Cost/fees

Betty accepts health insurance or private pay for counseling services. Not all insurance plans cover counseling so be sure to contact your  insurance company prior to your appointment. Failure to do so may  result in denial of payment by the insurance company. Ask about  deductibles, co-payments, and number of sessions authorized, as well as  any limitations on providers.  Co-payments and deductibles are due at  the time of service. Insurance will be filed on your behalf. If your  insurance does not cover counseling or if you choose to forgo that  option, private payment is available. A sliding fee scale based on  income and number of dependents is used to determine the fee. Payment is  due at the time of service. A free 30 minute consultation is available  if you have questions about counseling, would like to discuss the  sliding fee scale, or just want to meet Betty to determine whether this  counseling partnership is a good match for you. Reiki services are  private pay only. Contact Betty regarding fees for this service.