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"We Counsel-God Heals"
Counseling, Coaching and Mediation do cost money, time and
commitment. They are not cheap,
but the cost of not pursuing them and dedicating money and your effort to them
can be much more costly in terms of family life, personal illness, marital
discord or termination, loss of jobs and pay, social ostracism, spiritual and
mental health and sometimes even loss of life. Charges differ
between counselors, coaches and mediators depending on education, experience and
other factors. We at Counseling the Lord's Way try to keep our cost fair
so that anyone can obtain the service they need and want. If you are put
off by the costs, it is important to consider the costs of not making the
sacrifices of money and time, as well as the potential gain you could receive if
you achieve the life you seek and that God wants you to have.
Beginning October 1, 2009 we are
using a new fee schedule that will substitute for our Sliding Scale Fee.
All New Counselees will pay the initial Intake Fee of $145.
After the first session which includes in-processing and testing counselees will
pay by donation any amount they think is appropriate for the services provided.
We of course suggest our regular fee of $90, but will accept any amount that the
counselee can afford, feels is fair and that God guides them to give. We
feel this is a more Godly way of approaching our counseling process than using
So far we have found that we due to the generosity of our clients we can satisfactorily make our overhead and a modest income
using this procedure, we will continue this as long as it works for us. If we find
that clients are not able to support the practice with adequate gifts we will
return to the old pricing fee schedule. The Fees for Mediation and for
Coaching are unchanged at this time, see the fee schedule for these below. Payments
may be made by personal or company checks, cash or credit card and will
preferable be paid at the beginning of each session. We do not accept
money orders at this time.
Call me with questions about the new fee schedule at 478-719-3054.
Counseling Fee Schedule
Prior to the above change in charges we operated under a fixed fee schedule. The
initial visit was $130.00 as it is now. After that, the normal charge was $90 per 50 minute session payable at the beginning of the
We offered discounts on a sliding scale based on the weekly family income.
We also offered pro bono services for ministers and counselors for
a brief counseling session or special concerns. Payments may be made by
personal or company checks, cash or credit card and will preferable be paid at
the beginning of each session. We do not accept money orders at this time.
If at any time the new fee schedule above ceases to provide adequate income to
run the business we will revert to our old fee schedule below.
$650 and over
$550 to $649
$450 to $549
$350 to $449
$250 to $349
We do not participate in any managed care plans or have agreements with any
insurance carriers at this time. All payments are by cash, credit card or
Fees for Mediation
Normally our mediation fee is a single, lump sum charge to be paid half by each
party prior to the beginning of face to face mediation. Our current fee
for two party mediation is $500. The fee can be paid by company or
personal check, credit card or in cash. A typical mediation lasts less than 6 hours.
When a mediation exceeds that time period or additional sessions are required an
additional fee will be assessed. The additional charge is $100 per hour
with a 3 hour minimum. Thus, if an additional session is required $300
minimum will be charged with each party paying half and additional hours will be
charged at the hourly rate.
For highly complex mediations or ones with multiple parties, the fees will be
negotiated in advance as part of the Agreement to Mediate. The
normal fees or other agreed upon mediation fees pay only for the service of the
mediator. Charges for bringing in outside consultants, or experts
will be separate charges and will paid by the parties to the mediation.
If you have additional questions about the cost of
counseling or mediation please call us at
478-719-3054 or email to