Frequently Asked Questions

What does an appointment look like?
Therapy is usually contained within the “50 minute hour.” However, on occasion, you and your therapist may decide an extended appointment is needed.

How long will I be in counseling?
Everyone is different, and some problems take longer than others. You and your therapist should check in regularly with each other to determine if you are benefitting from the sessions. Your progress will be greatly enhanced if you are engaged and taking responsibility to practice the assignments your therapist gives. Counseling is collaborative.
 
What are the issues treated?
Depending on each therapist's specialties, educational background, and certification, some of the issues treated are:
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marriage/Couples
  • Life Transitions
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Survivors of Abuse
  • Mental Illness
  • Developmental Growth
  • Spiritual Formation
What are your hours?
Each individual therapist keeps his/her own hours. Find your therapist's availability under Therapist Directory.

What are the standard fees?
Payment of fees is required at time of service, and are in keeping with the average range for this community.

Do you take Insurance?
Most therapists at Cornerstone do not take insurance. However, there are a few exceptions and several of us have sliding fee scales upon approval. Contact your therapist to make individual arrangements.
 
What types of counseling are offered?
Therapists at Cornerstone offer individual, couples, family, and group counseling.

Psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist? Is there a difference?

You might wonder, “What is the difference between a psychiatrist, a psychologist, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)?”

A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor. Very few do any counseling, and they deal primarily with prescribing and monitoring medications. A psychologist does counseling, and is also trained to administer psychological tests and assessments.  A Marriage and Family Therapist performs limited assessments and specializes in counseling.