Take a minute to look through these common questions that most people have about counseling. If you don’t find the answers you are looking for or would like more information, please schedule a phone consultation to speak with us directly.
What is your rate?
Ruby’s rate is $150 per 60 minute session.
Aimee’s rate is $165 per 60 minute session.
Do you offer telehealth?
We offer both in person and telehealth video appointments. We can offer every intervention that we offer in person via a video telehealth appointment.
Who do you counsel?
We both specialize in counseling adult women of all ages and stages of life. Aimee works with teens over 14 years of age and Ruby works with couples preparing for marriage.
What is an LPC?
To be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas, you must do the following:
- Complete a master level degree taking a minimum of 3 years of master level coursework studying psychological theory, current research, and therapeutic interventions for a variety of presenting problems.
- During the schooling a counselor will complete a practicum, which in the state of Texas is a minimum of 300 hours heavily supervised by a counseling supervisor and professors. A practicum is when a counseling student begins to work directly with actual clients.
- Post-graduation a counselor will complete state board examinations.
- Once boards are passed the counselor will complete a 3,000 hour heavily supervised internship by a licensed counseling supervisor.
- Once they have completed this process they receive an LPC license.
- LPC’s are governed by The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council. This board investigates and prosecutes misconduct committed by marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists, psychological associates, social workers, and licensed specialist in school psychology. Although not every complaint against or dispute with a licensee involves professional misconduct, the Executive Council will provide you with information about how to file a complaint. Please call 1-800-821-3201 for more information.Behavioral Health Executive Council
1801 Congress Ave, Ste 7.300
Austin, TX 78701
What makes you different as a Christian?
We are followers of the way of Jesus, each have a deeply held faith. We are also both trained in counseling psychology. Although we can easily counsel without incorporating a Biblical worldview and frequently do, we both believe in the truth of a Biblical worldview and that is the lens we use as we evaluate counseling theories and techniques. We both love theology and studying the Bible. This enables us to easily incorporate scripture into counseling for our clients who desire that. It naturally flows out of who we are.
Do you only counsel Christians?
Absolutely not. We have worked well with people of various belief systems. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. If significant differences, such as in culture or belief system, exist between us, we will work to understand those differences or refer you to a different therapist. We were both trained from a Christian Worldview approach meaning we can counsel from a secular, Christian, or integrated approach. During the intake process, you will check if you want Christian counseling, prayer, etc. as part of your therapeutic process. If you check “no” there is no judgement made and no questions asked. We have many Christian clients who check “no” as well for personal reasons.
Where are you located?
We offer both secure telehealth video and in person appointments. The office is at the Plano/Frisco border off 121. Our address is 8105 Rasor Blvd, Suite 217, Plano, TX 75024. Click this link for a map.
What hours do you see clients?
Ruby is in the office on Monday (8am-3pm), Wednesday (2pm-9pm), and Friday (8am-12pm) mornings. She does video on Tuesdays (11am-3pm).
Aimee is in the office on Tuesday (10am-5pm), Thursday (10am-5pm), and Friday (2pm-5pm) afternoons. She does video on Monday (2pm-5pm) and Wednesday (9am-12pm).
Do you accept insurance?
We are not on any insurance panels but can provide you a receipt to file for out of network reimbursement. Although, we have no way to guarantee reimbursement, many clients have been successfully reimbursed by their insurance company.
What Is the next step?
It is very important to us that you find the right counselor for you and we know that may or may not be one of us. Therefore, the next step is to set up a phone consultation to make sure we are the right counselor for you. Please log in to the client portal, click new client, choose the counselor you would like to speak with, and schedule a free consultation. If you would like to reach out by email first you can reach us at Aimee@counseling4hope.com or Ruby@counseling4hope.com.
What can I do to prepare for counseling?
Be ready! We think this is the biggest factor. Counseling will allow you to see yourself, others, and life differently. It will bring up painful things that need healing and challenge you to grow and change your thinking. Being ready and open is the best preparation. Find a counselor you connect with. Counseling is based on relationship so who you chose matters. Take time to interview and speak with different counselors to find the right counselor for you. To read more about getting the most out of counseling click here.