1. I’ve never gone for counseling before. What should I expect?
2. I’m pretty sure I’m not crazy. Should I get counseling?
3. Where are you located?
4. How much do you charge?
5. Do you take insurance?
6. Do you have a sliding scale?
7. How do I make an appointment?
8. What are your credentials?

I’ve never gone for counseling before. What should I expect?

Our first session will last about one hour. I will gather basic information about your goals and life circumstances and will answer any questions you may have. At the end of the hour, I will give you a summary of my impressions and suggestions for our future work together. We can then decide together if we want to schedule another session.

Counseling is a joint effort between the counselor and the client. My job is to create a warm, encouraging, emotionally safe place for you to talk about your thoughts and feelings and to use my expertise to provide competent help for you. I will help you identify the strengths you bring to your life situation and help you clarify the patterns of thinking and acting that may be causing problems. Your job is to regularly attend scheduled sessions, be as specific as you can about your goals for change, work hard between sessions on those goals, and let me know if you have concerns about your progress.

I’m pretty sure I’m not crazy. Should I get counseling?

Counseling isn’t for crazy people; counseling is for people who want to change their lives. If you are ready to work on the problems that interfere with your life and if you are ready to make changes in the way you think, act and relate to others, then counseling may be a good option for you. You may be interested in counseling if you are experiencing stress, grief, depression, anxiety, or problems in your key relationships.

Where are you located?

My office is at 2500 Wilcrest Dr., at the corner of Wilcrest and Westheimer.  You can find a map here.  I am in suite 420.  Turn left out of the elevators and you will find my office at the end of the hall.

How much do you charge?

My fee is $90 for each hour of counseling.

Do you take insurance?

I do not verify benefits or file for payments from insurance companies and I am on very few insurance lists. This means that you will need to pay at each session. However, I am happy to give you the appropriate receipts or other forms to file for out-of-network reimbursement from your insurance company.

Do you have a sliding scale?

Not exactly. If you cannot afford my fee for counseling, I hope you will ask about other options. I may be able to offer a reduced fee or a payment plan based on your unique financial circumstances. Because I believe in making counseling services affordable and accessible, I would like to talk with you further about these possibilities.

How do I make an appointment?

You can contact me by email trishataylorcounseling@gmail.com or by phone (512-922-4000) to make an appointment. This initial phone conversation will allow us to discuss your needs, answer any questions you may have, and set up an appointment that fits into your schedule. If, for any reason, we decide not to make an appointment, I will be happy to refer you to a colleague that better suits your needs.

What are your credentials?

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I hold a master’s degree in counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University. I am also a fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.