FAQ - Frequently Answered Questions

Are you a Christian counselor?

I am a Christian and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Spirituality is deeply important to me, and it is important that I acknowledge the presence of God in all I do. God is the source of meaning, purpose, and healing in my life. I enjoy the opportunities to share God with others. However, I do understand that not all people share my passion and beliefs and struggle with the concept of God and religion. Spiritual integration is at the request of the client, and the lack of integration will in no way impact the effectiveness of counseling sessions.


Do you work with couples and families?

Rosalind Smith Counseling works with individuals and couples and believes that families benefit from the work that is done in those sessions. Clients may have the opportunity to invite family members to support their treatment journey.


How much does counseling cost?

The session fee is $135. Some insurances will help to cover the cost of individual counseling; however, I do not accept insurance for couple and family counseling. It is your responsibility and in your best interest to contact your insurance provider to verify your benefits. Once an appointment is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it unless you provide 48 hours of advanced notice of cancellation.


What insurances do you accept?

The following insurances are accepted: Aetna, Ambetter/Buckeye, Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareSource, Cigna, Humana, Molina, UMR, and United Healthcare. It is your responsibility and in your best interest to contact your insurance provider to verify your benefits. Once an appointment is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it unless you provide 48 hours of advanced notice of cancellation.


How long does a counseling session take?

Sessions are typically scheduled for 60 minutes; however, couples may desire longer sessions. Most people commit to weekly or bi-weekly sessions to ensure consistent progress. The frequency of the sessions will be discussed and decided upon during the initial session and reviewed periodically.


What can I expect during the first session?

You are expected to create your client portal account and complete the intake paperwork prior to the session. You can expect to share your reasons for seeking counseling along with your background and personal history.


Is my conversation with the therapist confidential?

Yes, all conversations will be kept confidential. With a few exceptions, we do not communicate with your friends, professors, parents, or family without your written consent. Learn more about our privacy policy and limits of confidentiality.


How do you verify a counselor’s license status and certifications?

You can follow the links below to the Ohio Board and the various certification bodies.

Counselor and Social Worker and Marriage Therapist Board

https://cswmft.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/cswmft/


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board (CDCA)

https://ocdp.ohio.gov/


Evergreen Certifications (CCTP, CCATP)

https://www.evergreencertifications.com


Center for Credentialing & Education (BC-TMH)

https://cce-global.org


Academy Hour (CFRC)

https://www.academyhour.com

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