Where are we located?
Empowered Counseling, LLC is located in Gladstone, MO at 2601 NE Kendallwood Pkwy, Suite 208, Gladstone, MO 64119.
How many sessions will I need?
It is hard to predict the exact length of time it will take for you to meet your goals. While brief therapy may be appropriate for some issues, others may require more extensive therapy. Individual concerns are improved or resolved at different rates. During your initial appointment your counselor will work to understand your needs and concerns, discuss recommendations regarding the frequency of sessions and the appropriate approach for your situation. Your counselor can meet with you weekly or bi-weekly.
How much does a session cost?
The normal session fee is $150.00 for a fully licensed professional and $100-$125 for a provisionally licensed professional.
What's the difference between a provisionally licensed professional and a fully licensed professional?
The provisionally licensed professional counselor (PLPC) has completed the educational requirements and the field experience requirements to obtain their Master’s degrees, but are still in the middle of their counseling residency period. This means that PLPC’s practice under weekly clinical supervision as mentioned above, but the supervisor is not in the session. Instead, each week the clinical supervisor and PLPC meet separately and discuss each of the PLPC’s cases to provide the benefit of their experience and guidance. Think of a PLPC like you would think of a Medical Resident you might be treated by — they have the same skills, training, etc., but are still in their residency period.
How do I pay my counselor?
Payment is due each time of service and is acceptable through the following forms of payment: debit, credit, or HSA card.
What if I can't make it to my appointment?
If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. Cancellations within 24 hours and no shows will be charged the full session fee.
What do I need to know if I am considering using insurance?
You are also encouraged to be familiar with the coverage offered by your insurance plan. If you have and choose to access your out-of-network benefits, your therapists can provide an itemized receipt called a super bill for you to submit for possible reimbursement of these services. To submit a mental health claim your therapist is required to provide a diagnosis and some information about the treatment you are receiving.
Do you take EAP?
Lindsay does take clients through an EAP called Lyra.