What are your credentials?
I hold a Masters Degree in Education from The Citadel in South Carolina and am licensed with the State of Georgia as a Professional Counselor. I have over a decade of experience as Nationally Certified Counselor in the field of chemical addiction. I have chosen to no longer be active with this credential.
Where do you practice?
I serve many North Fulton areas to include Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Suwanee, Roswell, Norcross, Duluth and Forsyth County .
When can I schedule an appointment?
If you would like to schedule an appointment, the easiest way is to schedule an appointment online as a new client using the patient portal. Or, you can reach me via email at 4ThoughtCounseling@gmail.com. Once I receive your email, I will phone you for a brief conversation. The purpose of the call is for us both to determine how I may best be of service. Should the reasons for counseling be outside of my area of expertise, I will assist you in locating referrals.
What are your hours?
I have mostly daytime and occassional evening appointment availability, and appointment times can be somewhat negotiable. I offer tele mental health sessions via Doxy.me that is a HIPPA compliant platform for video sessions.
How long are sessions?
Individual sessions range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes. All sessions end a few minutes early to make the next appointment time and to collect payment. Group sessions are 1 hour 15 minutes. “One time only” sessions are 2 to 3 hours with booster sessions being 50 minutes.
Do you take insurance? What is the cost for counseling? This is discussed in the tab "Using Insurance vs. Self Pay"
I will provide you with a Superbill to submit to insurance if you choose to seek reimbursement.
How do I know what my copay is for each session? Please phone Peace of Mind Billing to learn your copay. The number is 770-559-4349.
Will our sessions be confidential?
Counseling is provided on a private and discreet basis. All matters remain confidential with the following exceptions:
- Any past or imminent harm or abuse to a child.
- Any imminent threat of harm to self or to another .
- Courts or a Judge may order disclosure of a clinical file.
In case of an emergency please contact your local hospital,
call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255