Turning Point Counseling Services, LLC. 

"A place to turn your life around."


 
 

Frequently Asked Questions


Below are questions you might have about Turning Point Counseling Services, LLC. If you need additional information please contact 678-826-9114. 


 

How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment contact the office at 678-826-9114. Staff will be pleased to assist you with scheduling an appointment and will provide you with necessary information.


 

How long is each session?

Your initial consultation appointment will take 60 minutes. For psychotherapy, sessions are 50 minutes. For assessments and evaluations, sessions are approximately 1-2 hours. SAP evaluations are approximately 2-3 hours or longer. 


 

How much does counseling cost?

Individual psychotherapy appointments are $115.00 per session. Couples therapy sessions are $150.00 per session. Family therapy appointments (2 people) are $150.00 per session. *$25.00 for each additional person. All sessions are 50 minutes.

Full payment is required at the start of your appointment. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted. 


 

How do I cancel a scheduled appointment?

You can cancel a scheduled appointment by calling 678-826-9114. Please notify me of your intentions to cancel or reschedule your appointment within 24 hours. You will never be charged for a cancellation if it is made more than 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time. As much advanced notice as possible is always appreciated. If you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hour notice, you will be charged $100 for that missed appointment. If you simply do not show up for a scheduled appointment, you will be charged for that missed appointment.

This cancellation policy is standard in the medical and mental health fields and will be strictly enforced.


 

What is therapy?

Therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, is the process of talking to a trained professional about a wide range of life challenges; emotional distress, anxiety, family difficulties, mood problems, grief and loss, or relationship problems. It can also be used to aid in personal growth, meet personal goals, and improve the ability to cope with stress and everyday problems.


 

How long can I expect to be in therapy?

The length of therapy varies according to the nature, duration, intensity and frequency of the symptoms or problems. TPCS offers 50-minute sessions, and typically recommend that clients come once per week at least until we get to know one another and develop a treatment plan. Some clients come for a few sessions and others come for a year or more. You and your therapist will decide together what may be the best course of treatment for you.


 

Do you take insurance?

Yes, major insurances are accepted. In order to make an informed decision about using your insurance to pay for therapy it is important that you know the following information:

1. Your insurance company will require a mental health diagnosis, which will become permanent on your medical records. This not only compromises your privacy and confidentiality, it may affect your future eligibility and cost if you wish to make a change in your insurance.

2. Some insurance companies will authorize a limited number of sessions, usually 8-12. This may or may not be a sufficient amount of sessions, depending on your goals and other factors that are listed in the answer to "How long can I expect to be in therapy?"

Co-pays are due in full at the time of service. You are responsible for any claims that are not reinbursed by your insurance carrier.

You may also choose to pay out of pocket! Discounts and reduced rates are available. Contact the office for more information.


 

Do you prescribed medication?

No, but here's how it works. After evaluating your situation, we will decide if you need to speak with a psychiatrist who is a MD and is allowed to prescribed medication. If we decide that medication might be beneficial, I will provide you with a referral to a competent psychiatrist whom I work with. It's always a good idea to have someone who is taking medication to have his/her therapist (that's me) in contact with the doctor who is prescribing medicine. This way you have a team working together on your behalf.


 

How do I get started?

Call me! Or if you'd rather e-mail me, that's ok too. You can go to the "Contact Us" page on this website to do either. If you're ready to get started, let's schedule an appointment.