- Why should I seek counseling?
- I have never been to counseling before, what should I expect?
- What does NNC mean?
- What does LPC mean?
- Will what I share in sessions be kept private?
- Do my parents have to know I am going to counseling?
- Do you offer pre-marital counseling?
- How long does a counseling session last?
- How frequently do I have to come?
- How much does a counseling session cost?
Oftentimes people seek a professional counselor when they are going through a difficult time; or, when they seek growth in their everyday lives. At New Hope Counseling, our desire is to facilitate wholeness, personal growth, and healing in order for people to live more fulfilling lives.
It is normal to feel anxious when faced with a new situation. At New Hope Counseling, we try to alleviate unnecessary anxiety by providing a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our counselors are trained, certified, and registered by the State of Colorado to practice counseling. Upon arrival for your first appointment, you will be asked to fill out a couple of short forms. Information is gathered about your situation, and feedback provided regarding goals and how we will accomplish them.
NCC stands for Nationally Certified Counselor. It means the counselor has passed a National Counseling Exam (NCE), and completed 600 supervised hours of clinical counseling. The NCE assesses the abilities, skills, and knowledge necessary in an effective counselor.
LPC stands for Licensed Professional Counselor. It means the counselor has obtained a Masters degree in a behavioral science discipline from a nationally accredited University. LPC's must also have completed 2,000 supervised hours of individual, couples and group therapy, and they must pass a written exam provided by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in order to be eligible for licensure in the state of Colorado.
In order for counseling to be most effective, it is important for you to share openly with your counselor, recognizing what you share is kept confidential. The only time confidentiality is ever broken is when the State of Colorado mandates it, as in the case with child abuse or imminent danger to yourself or others.
If you are under 18 years of age, the State of Colorado requires a legal guardian to sign a counseling consent form before your first session.
Yes, pre-marital counseling is offered at New Hope Counseling. Oftentimes couples choose to take an inventory assessment, which highlights areas the couple can work on prior to marriage, as well as identify the areas of strength the couple naturally possesses. Our counselors are trained and certified to administer such assessments.
Individual and couples counseling sessions meets for 50 minutes. A family counseling session meets for 75 minutes.
On average, we will meet once a week, during a regularly scheduled time. However, we will meet more or less frequently depending on your needs.
Each individual and couples session costs $95. Each family session costs $150. Fees are collected at each session.