I am happy to work with individuals, couples, families and I believe sessions can be helpful in meeting the clients’ goals. Talk, art, play, and family activities are used to facilitate growth and change based on Christian principals, if they are acceptable to you.
Initial fee of $120, subsequent individual sessions $120, couple/family session $120 when billing insurance are due at the beginning of each session. Cash or personal checks to Acorn Counseling PLLC, debit or credit cards are acceptable for payment. There is a discount for cash payment in full, and a $30 fee for returned checks.
Please note that fees are subject to change and negotiated before payments are due. Clients or Guardians are responsible for full payment of fees, regardless of insurance company policies. Clients are responsible for notifying this office when their insurance changes, and following through with their insurance account adjustments. Consistency is an important part of the counseling process, and the appointment time that you schedule is reserved for you; it is not available to anyone else.
Once an appointment has been scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it unless you provide notice of cancellation at least 24 hours in advance or were unable to attend due to circumstances beyond your control. Messages received on my answering system are acceptable for prior notice. Sometimes it may be necessary for me to reschedule an appointment and I will make every effort to contact you in advance to do so.
A fee of $60 will be assessed for missed, no show, or short notice canceled sessions and this fee is unavoidable. Professional services such as consulting, talking with attorneys or other providers, creating treatment summaries, or records preparation are $60 payable prior to services delivered. I require a $500 retainer prior to action for legal documents or court appearances.
I will not accept any gifts. Copies are $1 per page.
I am part of the EMDR INternational Association – Full member 2010, American Association of Christian Counselors – Member since 2009, and the Alamo Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy Inc. – Member since 2007.
I am often asked two questions, am I a Christian, and why is the company called Acorn? Spirituality seems to be very important to many people that inquire about counseling services. I am happy to work with people from all walks of life who want to heal, feel better about themselves and their lives, and live peacefully with their families. I have been a Christian for almost 30 years, and have discovered that life is an art; I am growing and learning about it. As little seeds, like an acorn, can grow into big trees under the right conditions, a little sin can cause great problems. Also a little truth can bring great relief. I believe in a God who loves us deeply, hates the sin that hurts his children, and provides for healing and reconciliation by His grace. It is easy to get focused on the hurts, and sometimes hard to remember about love and praise. It is a privilege and honor to walk along your journey with you. I don’t have all the answers, but I believe in God who does, and in your ability to reconcile the challenges in life by His grace. May I invite you to share favorite verses, and find the hidden treasures of God’s love? Let’s explore it together.
Cash-payer discounts and receipts for filing with your insurance company are available upon request. Please call (830) 331-4032 to see if your company will provide benefits. I am a provider for the listed insurance companies; Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Deer Oaks, Humana, Tricare, and ValueOptions.