Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is counseling?

According to, counseling is defined as “professional guidance in resolving personal conflicts and emotional problems.”

Are your practitioner’s doctors?

No, our practitioners are not doctors. They are LCSW’s, or Licensed Clinical Social Workers. That means they have a Master’s level education with a clinical social work license. They do not prescribe any medication.

How long do sessions last?

Sessions typically last between 30 minutes to an hour.

How frequently can I be seen?

Sessions can be weekly, every other week, or as needed.

Do I need a referral from my doctor?

No, we do not need an order or referral from a doctor.

Can I be seen if I am receiving home health services?

Yes! Our services compliment home health services. We are happy to work with your home health provider to optimize your quality of care.

What do practitioners help people work through?

We help our clients work through a variety of struggles. We most commonly work with grief, adjustment, depression, and anxiety. We also help people work through more serious issues, such as abuse, psychosis, addiction, and personality disorders.

Do practitioners prescribe medications or give mental health diagnoses?

According to National Government Services, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW’s) can diagnose mental health conditions. Diagnosing requires an evaluation of a person’s psychiatric history, symptoms, and evaluation of a person’s ability to respond to counseling. LCSW’s are not licensed to prescribe medications. We can give recommendations to doctors and/or psychiatrists but are not medically trained to prescribe.

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