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WHY COUNSELING? I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THIS ON MY OWN, RIGHT?

Research has consistently demonstrated the effectiveness of talk therapy. Clients frequently tell us their sadness has lessened, along with stress, anxiety, relationship problems, and other difficulties. Further, those that seek counseling because of lack of meaning, often find it. Yes, you do have the internal resources necessary to do this, but having someone else to help you navigate that difficulty can help you feel better, faster.

HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?

Each therapy session is 60 minutes and are usually once per week.

WHAT IS THE FIRST SESSION LIKE?

That’s a great question! Before your first appointment, you’ll be asked to complete the necessary forms, just like when you go see a physician. If you wish to download the forms and bring them to your appointment, click here. If you prefer completing the forms in the office, plan to arrive 30 minutes before your appointment.


At your appointment time, your therapist will greet you, and invite you into the office and make sure you understood what the forms said; this should take about five to 10 minutes. Then we’ll get down to business as to why you’re coming. At the Maynard Counseling Center, our ultimate goal is to help you feel better – period. We want to know what you have done to make things better and help you find other solutions, too. After that, we will decide how often we meet and what your goals will be.

I’M CONCERNED ABOUT PRIVACY. WILL ANYONE KNOW I’M COMING TO SEE YOU, OR WHAT WE TALK ABOUT?

We make every effort to ensure your privacy and confidentiality. In fact, even if you never pursue counseling with us, but call to inquire, you’re given the same level of privacy as any of our clients. We hold your right to privacy and confidentiality in the highest regards and take every measure possible to protect it.

DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?

If you’ve never seen the movie “Pay It Forward,” you’ve missed a good one! This is our model for those that cannot afford our services, though availability is limited, and on a first-come-first serve basis.

WHEN CAN I COME IN?

As soon as we have a spot open! We’re very happy you’re considering us and will make every effort to get you in as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment with us by calling us at 859-309-6978.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

We strive to give you the best counseling possible. To stay current and on top of the latest and best ways to help, we frequently participate in continuing education five times more than what is required by our profession. Further, we continue to pursue additional, formal education and certificates. We consult with others, including your physician and psychiatrist, to ensure you get the best care possible. Our fee is $31.25 per quarter hour (15 minutes). If you have questions about the fee, please feel free to call us at 859-309-6978.

CAN I USE MY INSURANCE?

Health insurance is important to many people, especially when we have medical concerns. That said, you may find therapists that take insurance for counseling.

On your behalf, we submit claims to your insurance in order for you to be reimbursed. If you have further questions, please feel free to call us at 859-309-6978.

CAN YOU HELP OUT WITH OTHER ISSUES NOT DISCUSSED HERE?

Absolutely! Our goal is to help anyone struggling to find wellness and balance in their lives. Maybe it is stress, depression, anxiety, grief, illness, relational difficulties. We’re here to help you, and if we can’t, we’ll help you find the person who can.

WHAT IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?

If you have other questions, please feel free to call us. If we don’t answer, please leave a message and someone get back to you right away.