Here are some questions I'm often asked:
As a client, you are provided the protection of confidentiality within the boundaries of the client/counselor relationship. Any disclosure will be made with your full written, informed consent and will be limited to a specific period of time. The only limitations to confidentiality occur when a counselor feels that there is clear and imminent danger to you or to others, or when legal requirements demand that confidential information be disclosed such as a court case in which the custody of a minor child is in question. Whenever possible, you will be informed before confidential information is revealed.
The cost of counseling can vary greatly depending on your geographic location throughout the US. The fee for individual counseling sessions at Relationships Incorporated is $125.00 for a fifty minute session. We explain to you, prior to beginning the counseling relationship, all financial arrangements related to our professional services. We are able to process Visa and Master Card to assist with the fee.
The frequency of our visits is best determined at the beginning of our counseling relationship. Typically, we meet on a weekly basis for the first few sessions and then move toward an every two week basis depending on the progress made toward resolution of the problems.
When we do couples counseling, both persons are encouraged to be present although this is not necessary for progress to occur in the relationship. We have found that when one person is unwilling to attend the sessions the resistance is a function of the relationship. By meeting with the person willing to come we can help reduce this resistance and the relationship is improved as a result. Sometimes, this results in both persons coming in to further address their relationship concerns.
We work with adults, couples, families, adolescents, and parents of children. While we do see couples and families, most of our work with these groups is on an individual basis until the emotional reactivity is reduced allowing for more communication and greater closeness in the relationship.
Dr. Semon is licensed as a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist.
At Relationships Incorporated, you have two options based on medical necessity. If what you are experiencing requires treatment from a medical perspective I am able to use your insurance as payment for your services. If not, you will be asked to pay out of pocket for the counseling services you receive. Out of pocket payment is “Pay As You Go” for each counseling session. My fee for service is $125.00 for each fifty minute session.
You may complete the intake form providing me with the basic insurance information before the session. You are encouraged to contact your insurance company before the session to determine your eligibility for using Dr. Semon as your provider. I am approved as an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. If you have other insurance, I’ll be youI’ll be happy to provide you with a form you may submit to your insurance company seeking reimbursement from them. While many insurance plans cover mental health services your unique insurance plan will identify what services are covered. I encourage you to look into what your insurance plan covers before setting up an appointment.