Appointments: Your appointments will be scheduled with your counselor/counseling team. If you are unable to attend a counseling session, please notify the counseling office at least 24 hours before the session.
Waiting Period: If a counselor/counseling team is not immediately available, you will be counseled as soon as possible on a one-time basis. During this session, the counselor/counseling team will provide a plan for you to follow while you are waiting for the regularly scheduled sessions. You may be asked to listen to a message or to read a book or other materials related to your problems. This way you can begin to work on solutions to your problems immediately.
Local Church Involvement: In order to achieve lasting victory over the problems of life, it is vital that each person become established in a consistent Christian walk. The Lord has provided the local church as the discipleship center (Hebrews 10:24, 25). Therefore, it is important that counseling sessions be accompanied by church attendance and participation in a local church.
Materials Needed and Expectations: You will need a notebook and your Bible at all sessions, including the first session. Be sure to bring them each time. Come with high expectations. You will find hope and encouragement even during your first session. We are absolutely confident that the Word of God has solutions to all of life's problems (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:3) and that includes an answer to the difficulty that prompted you to come.
Cost: The Hope Counseling Center operates on a contribution basis. Our counseling sessions are $100 per session ($25 for current LHC members and attenders). We ask that those who come for counseling invest in their own growth by paying at the start of each session. Payment can be made online. To get acquainted with our Biblical Counseling Ministry, we offer your first session free of charge. Insurance is not accepted. We desire for gospel-centered counseling to be accessible to everyone and will assist with the fee if you are unable to meet this financial request.
Canceling Your Appointment: Please provide a minimum 24 hour cancellation notice.
Consent to Counsel: We ask all individuals to read and sign our Consent to Counsel form. This form must be returned before you begin your counseling sessions. This form enables the counselee to affirm that he/she understands that all of our counseling is based on the Bible.