Providing individual, couples, and family counseling PLUS affordable Groups
The initial consult gathers information to develop a goal-oriented plan specifically suited to your needs. You and I will work together to develop the goals that are important to you and your life. I am a firm believer that the first session is the foundation of the healing journey. The scope of treatment can cover a variety of issues including Couples Counseling, Parenting Support, Behavior Management, Grief Counseling, Work and Career issues, Stress Management, Addiction & Recovery, and Conflict Resolution.
- MS in Clinical Psychology at Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia, graduating with honors.
- Credentialed in the State of Tennessee as a Licensed Professional Counselor -Mental Health Service Provider
- National Certified Counselor.
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How to schedule an appointment?
Dial 423-281-1060 When you phone my office you will either speak directly to me or get my confidential voicemail. If you leave a voicemail, I will call you back within 8 hours if you call during standard business hours. When you leave your voicemail, please let me know the best time to call. I do not return missed calls if I do not recognize your number, so if you want a return call, you must leave that message. When you do talk to each other the conversation should only last about 10 minutes. You will share your needs and we will determine if I can be of service to you and set an appointment.
To avoid phone tag you can click on the ONLINE SCHEDULER and under Haven’t seen Tricia before, click on the choices to move forward. found by clicking the online scheduler and schedule a free 30 minute face to face consult.This allows you to visit my office, meet and speak with me directly before either of us commit to your Plan of Care.
What do you charge?
(not more than 90min)
|Couples and/or Family||$75.00-$150.00
Fees vary depending:
- on the service needed.
- are you planning to self-pay for the service?
- will you file with insurance?
- is my practice in-network or out-of-network with your insurance company?
- do you qualify for a reduced rate?
I encourage you to speak with me personally and I can specifically address what you will pay. I can assure you I am very aware of the increase in food and gas that has hit every household and have worked hard to keep my fee structure to a minimum. I have plans that I can discuss with you if finances are a concern.
If you have insurance, determine if you have the proper coverage.
To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers.
Some helpful questions you can ask your insurance company:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
What can I expect from counseling?
You can expect to be treated with respect in a safe and comfortable setting where you can share your concerns and receive professional help in reaching goals which you set for yourself (with therapist collaboration) in order to enhance your life.
Is what I share confidential?
Information shared in our counseling session will be kept confidential. Detailed information on confidentiality will be explained to you and given to you in writing.
What if I am taking medications at this time?
Many people come to counseling in addition to taking medications because they know the research has shown that counseling actually improves one’s response to medications one may be taking for anxiety, depression, and addictions. In addition, many people find that their health care provider can reduce the medications taken as they participate actively in counseling, sometimes eventually being able to eliminate medications altogether. I work closely with your health care providers if you provide permission for me to do so.
What if I’m having trouble with someone who doesn’t want to come with me or with whom I do not wish to be in counseling?
Often this is the case, and counseling about your feelings and actions as well as your reactions to the other person(s) can be very helpful in finding solutions. Ask me about couples counseling for one.