What We Offer
Sometimes your feelings, fears and insecurities get in the way of seeing things clearly. With guidance from a professional therapist, you can sort out your thoughts and make informed decisions. The counseling office is a place to breathe, relax, and speak your mind without judgement. You can take control of your life back from whatever is hindering your forward progress. Rates begin at $100 per session, and may be covered by your insurance. Counseling is provided to ages 10 and up based on the counselor's discretion.
Couples Therapy / Marriage and Family Counseling
At this time, couples clients are accepted on a very limited basis for premarital counseling only. Family counseling may be available during limited appointment times. Please call to inquire whether these slots are available. Rates begin at $175 per session.
Life coaching allows you the freedom to explore deeper within yourself to make decisions and plans that feel authentic to you. Life coaching may be right for the client who wants a sounding board or someone to help talk out decisions. Life coaching is not focused on diagnoses, and therefore is not covered by insurance. Rates begin at $100 per session.
Online sessions for counseling or coaching are available via VSee, a HIPPA compliant medical services software package that works similarly to Skype. Online sessions are not covered by insurance. These virtual "visits" may be helpful to you prefer to minimize time off from work. Sessions are only offered to clients located within the state of Alabama. Regular rates apply.
Premarital Counseling Package
When you purchase a Thoughtful Journey Premarital Counseling Package ($497), you’ll receive:
- 5 visits with a trained therapist scheduled at your convenience during the months prior to your wedding or within your first year of marriage
- Personal recommendations on books to read or resources to enrich your marriage
- Tools to assist you in working out conflicts that may arise over the course of your marriage, even if you are not experiencing any conflict right now
Thoughtful Journey Counseling accepts Blue Cross Choice insurances. You may call your insurance provider to find out if services are covered, or Celeste may be able to confirm coverage for you.
If your health insurance company offers a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you may be eligible for reimbursement of counseling fees. Call the number on the back of your insurance card to be sure. Read about FSA through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama here. To download a Blue Cross Flexible Spending reimbursement Form.
Are there any benefits to not filing counseling visits on your insurance?
While using available insurance funds is both convenient and cost-effective, some clients feel more comfortable keeping counseling visits off their insurance records. This is particularly important to those who feel their employers or future employers might not be supportive of mental health visits.
Only you can decide whether paying out-of-pocket for counseling is right for you. Regardless, if you are experiencing a time of difficulty, I encourage you to get help from a supportive source.
Cash, check and credit/debit cards are accepted for your convenience.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us before 5pm the day before your appointment, you will be automatically billed for the full cost of the session.