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FAQ

When is Couseling Helpful?

Counseling is something that is unique to each person. To determine if counseling is appropriate for you or a loved one, it may help to ask the following questions:
-Has anyone ever suggested that you or a loved one may benefit from counseling?
-Is stress preventing you from living a full, balanced life?

Are you or a loved one:
-having difficulty managing emotions?
-having trouble keeping up with daily tasks at work, home or school?
-struggling with a major life change, such as a divorce, death or loss of a job?

We invite you to contact us for more information or to set up an appointment. Give us a call at 352-332-6131.

What is the Duration of Counseling?
At LCS, each client is treated individually and length of treatment varies. One thing that we want our clients and their families to count on is that each session is important and feedback will be given throughout the counseling process.
What are the Office Hours and After Hours Contact for LCS?

While counselor hours may vary, the office hours at LCS are Monday-Friday 8am-6:30pm. If you cannot reach the office staff within office hours please leave a message or try your call again.

If you need to reach someone after office hours, feel free to leave a message on our voice mail and someone will contact you as soon as possible. If you are an existing client and believe that you are in crisis, please call the Alachua County Crisis Center at 352-264-6789.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

If you are a new client, please call our office at 352-332-6131 to schedule an appointment. Initial intake of information is needed in order to pair you or a loved one with the right clinician. This process usually take 1-3 days, and our goal is to schedule new clients within a week of their initial call. At times, initial appointments can be made within 1 or 2 days depending on the severity of symptoms and clinician availability.

Does LCS take Insurance?

While we do not have any clinicians that are in-network with insurance, some of the counselors at LCS are out-of-network with insurance companies. During your initial inquiry, please mention if you have insurance. Our referral team can help you determine what your benefits are and if we accept them. In certain cases, we are happy to bill out of network on your behalf, to make the process simpler.

What are the Rates for Services?

Our standard direct rate is $100.00-125.00 per session, depending on the qualifications of the counselor. Many counselors at LCS are also willing to work on a payment plan or a need-based sliding scale if the standard rate is not feasible. We also participate in a supervision and teaching model at our practice where our licensed clinical team works alongside qualified graduate clinical interns in order to provide as much financial help as possible to clients and families in need of a reduced rate. Please do not let money stop you from making the call. We will work with you however we can.

General Rates based on training and experience of Clinician:

PhD-Level Licensed Clinicians- $125-$150 per hour

Clinicians in this category have earned their PhD in a counseling-related field and have achieved professional licensure status in the state of Florida.

Master’s-Level Licensed Clinicians- $125 per hour

Clinicians in this category have earned their Master’s and/or Educational Specialist degrees in a counseling-related field and have achieved professional licensure status in the state of Florida. The formal designation for this category is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Master’s-Level Registered Clinicians- $100 per hour

Clinicians in this category have earned their Master’s and/or Educational Specialist degrees in a counseling-related field and are in the process of pursuing professional licensure status in the state of Florida. The formal designation for this category is a Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern or a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern.

Graduate Clinical Interns- $60 per hour

Clinicians in this category are currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program in a counseling-related field and are participating in their clinical practicum or internship experience at LCS. These students have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree in a human services field and have various levels of experience and training in the mental health field.

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