Care For Your Soul, Care For Your Life...3 John 1:2
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Soul Care?
Soul Care is the support and restoration of the wellbeing of persons in their totality (mind, body & spirit) with particular concern for the inner life. The goal of Soul Care is to foster psychospiritual growth that consists of 4 elements: Healing, Sustaining, Reconciling & Guiding.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Who needs Soul Care?
Anyone can benefit from some form of soul care which can be provided in a variety of relationships. As humans, we are social creatures and our lives take on purpose and meaning through our relationships with others. Soul Care can be provided through our mutual friendships (marital and non-marital), clergy, pastors, lay counselors, counselors, psychotherapists and other spiritual leaders.
Soul Care from a therapeutic perspective is often sought out by people:
• When they seek freedom from inner bondage.
• When they seek greater depths of psychospiritual maturity and vitality.
• When they seek guidance in developing a moral perspective on their life.
• When they seek to provide soul care for others.
What is the difference between Christian Counseling and Christian Psychotherapy?
Both Christian Counseling and Christian Psychotherapy are offered by dedicated Christians trained to have an understanding of human nature from a biblical perspective and guided by the Holy Spirit with the intent of helping others to:
• Move towards personal wellness in mind, body and spirit
• Deal with severe losses, conflicts and emotional distresses
• Improve interpersonal relations with others with restoration of damaged relationships
• Grow more into the likeness of Christ
Christian Counselors include a broad array of practitioners that have varying degrees and diverse levels of psychological and Christian theological training. Christian Counseling is generally more concerned with soul cure, is short term and problem or solution focused.
Christian Psychotherapy involves counseling and psychospiritual activities provided by licensed professionals, from a Christian perspective, that are longer termed and more oriented to uncovering, exploring and resolving root issues of concern. Christian psychotherapy is concerned with both soul cure and care of the issues being addressed.
Who needs Therapy or Counseling?
Seeking therapy or counseling does not mean that you are crazy. It takes courage to ask for help and to take risks to make changes that may lead to a more fulfilled life. Often, people seek out therapy or counseling:
• When their feelings are affecting their sleep, appetite, job or relationships.
• When they feel stuck in situations that are not getting better.
• When they need help coming up with solutions to problems.
• When they are overwhelmed with a sense of hopelessness or helplessness, feeling sad or worried most of the time.
• When it becomes difficult to function in daily activities because of prolonged emotional distress.
• When they engage in behaviors that are harmful to themselves or others.
• When experiencing distress related to problems with other people that may include children, mates, spouses, family, friends, coworkers, etc.
How long does therapy last?
Therapy sessions generally last 45-50 minutes. The frequency and length of treatment depends on a number of factors, including the complexity of the issues, the motivation of the individuals involved, and the goals. Short term therapy typically has a more specific goal or issue of focus, and can last from a few weeks to a few months. Longer term therapy may involve more complex issues or concerns and can last up to a year or longer.
How does therapy work?
Soul Care provides a caring, confidential and safe setting where we help you look objectively at your behaviors, feelings and thoughts and to support & educate you in ways to deal with different situations. Christian therapy gives you the opportunity to explore personal issues from a Biblical perspective with a dedicated Christian who has unique listening skills, and is more neutral than those who are more directly involved with the situation. This leads not only to a deeper understanding of the issues, but also promotes the conditions that make long lasting change possible. At Soul Care, we do not judge you or believe in forcing our beliefs on anyone. We believe in client respect and the freedom we all have to choose what is best for us.
Your relationship with the therapist plays an important and crucial role in benefiting from treatment. That’s why it’s important to find a person you feel you have a good fit with. A good fit means that you feel heard, understood and accepted. As the trust deepens, this person would be someone you would feel comfortable exploring deeper sources of conflict or pain.
What does is cost?
Fees for service are as follows:
Initial Assessment: $125
Follow up visits:
45-50 minute sessions for Individuals or Couples - $85
50-90 minute sessions for Families - $115
90 minute Group sessions - $35
We do not wish to turn anyone away for inability to pay and also offer a sliding scale fee based on income. We accept BlueCross BlueShield, Tricare, Medicaid, NC Healthchoice and are considered an Out of Network Provider for all other insurances. We will provide you with a receipt you may use to obtain reimbursement from your existing carrier. All clients are responsible to consult with their insurance company to ensure coverage for services or if deductibles are required. Payments may be made in the form of cash, check, credit or debit card and are due at the beginning of each visit. Cancellation of appointments must be made at least twenty-four hours in advance, or the client will be subject to a missed appointment charge of $35. There is a $25 dollar charge for returned checks.
What kind of therapy is offered?
We conduct therapeutic services for school age children, women, families and couples in both brief and longer term settings. Our primary therapeutic orientations are client centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.