In the first session, we will discuss confidentiality and begin to hear your story. Don’t worry about getting all of the details in the first session, but focus instead on what brought you into counseling most recently and how we can begin alleviating some of those issues.
The focus of the second session is to continue to hear your story and discover potential areas of strength and improvement and begin to set your goals.
Sessions after the main one or two sessions will focus on meeting your goals for therapy, which may evolve over time.
There is no quick fix in counseling and we will discuss your plans, needs, goals, and progress and decide if we need to add goals, change them, or what to do next.
Our goal is to also help you decide when you’re done with counseling; Our goal is to fire ourselves as therapists!
Here is a link to our page discussing more about insurance plans we are providers for currently
Even when we aren’t in network with an insurance, we can assist you in contacting your insurance, giving you receipts to submit, and possibly get any out of network reimbursement back from your insurance company.
Please, be aware that all insurances require you to be diagnosed and usually dictate how many and what type of therapy you can have. You may have a certain number of sessions before your insurance refuses to cover anymore for the year.
Counseling Rates out of pocket:
Individual, Couples, or Family Therapy session with Lauren Lane, LPC (45-50 minutes): $125
No show/cancellation less than 24 hours: $125
Individual, Couples, or Family Therapy session with LPC-INTERN (45-50 minutes): $65
While viewing our website, you may notice that we employ both licensed counselors and licensed counselor Interns. This can be a very confusing term, especially in the state of Texas as most people think of unpaid student workers as interns. We’ll explain more in short below, but you can read much more here on our dedicated page to LPC-Interns.
What is an LPC-Intern?
One of the biggest bonus points for seeing a licensed intern is that they are very affordable, and yet you get the benefit of two therapists working on your case! Since they can’t take insurance, they often have lower out of pocket fees, yet their seasoned supervisors are able to help your therapist process how to help you best, so two therapists for the price of (half!) of one!
An LPC-Intern has completed a 2-3 year Master’s Degree in Counseling as well as a practicum as a student to gain experience prior to graduation.
An LPC Intern is licensed by the state of Texas with a provisional license. They have met all educational and competency requirements to be an LPC in the state of Texas and continue post graduation to continue to accumulate supervised hours of counseling experience and training.
An LPC Intern is in the process of completing 3,000 supervised counseling hours. After completion of these hours, they are eligible for a fully licensed LPC status.
An LPC Intern is supervised. LPC Interns are required to be trained and guided by a state-approved LPC Supervisor. Once someone has obtained the status of LPC they are no longer required to have official supervision, and is able to lead their own private practice. LPC-Interns are often employed under an LPC and work with a supervisor, but rest assured LPC Interns have studied and practiced counseling specifically for years before sitting with you in a therapy session!