Frequently Asked Questions
Are all of our sessions confidential?
All of our communication becomes part of the clinical record, which is accessible to you upon your request. I will keep confidential anything you say as part of our counseling relationship, with the following exceptions:
(a) you direct me in writing to disclose information to someone else
(b) it is determined that you are a danger to yourself or others (including child or elderly abuse)
(c) I am ordered by a court to disclose information.
How long is an appointment?
Appointment sessions may vary. Please see the services and fees page for more information.
How do I know if a therapist is what I need?
For specific concerns and needs, it is important to reach out to and share your concerns. We will be sure to assist you with the right provider.
What are the forms of payment?
Cash and debit/credit cards are acceptable and approved forms of payment. Session fees are based on a sliding scale fee and do not involve insurance. Payment is due at the time the service is
***In the event that an appointment is cancelled without a 24-hour notice of the cancellation outside of emergencies, the agreed upon session fee is the cost of the cancellation. For example, if your agreed upon session fee is $90 your cancellation fee is $90.
Do you accept insurance?
Specific insurance is accepted. Please contact the Inner Encounter at (336-579-8931) for further information.
What are your credentials and qualifications?
I have obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a Minor in Philosophy from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina in December of 2014. I obtained a Master of Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in December of 2021. In completion of my master’s degree, I have completed 100-hours of practicum and 600-hours of internship experience. I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is the crediting body for North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University Mental Health Counseling Clinical program. My coursework included courses in Human Development, Professional Orientation and Ethics in Mental Health Counseling, Theories and Methods of Counseling, Multicultural Counseling, Appraisal, Group Counseling, Psychopathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Addictions Counseling, Career Counseling, Family Counseling, Advanced Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Applied Research in Counseling, Advanced Theory and Practice in Family Counseling, Counseling Couples, Counseling Poor and Ethnically Diverse Families, Contemporary Issues in Marriage and Family Counseling, Practicum, and Internship.
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. I am able to practice under a provisional license as a LCMHC-A with direct supervision from my supervisor, Mrs. Nikki Caldwell, MS, LCMHC-S. I will from time to time consult with my supervisor in regards to practicing counseling in order to ensure the best care for my clients. However consultation with my supervisor will always be anonymous. If my disguise is impossible or undesirable, I will ask of you to sign a waiver before any discussion. If you do not agree to sign, I will not make identifiable reference to you.
Can you prescribe medication?
No. However, we can assist with coordinating care with your PCP or refer you to a psychiatrist.
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