Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DO YOU PROVIDE COUNSELING FOR?
We provide counseling for adults, teens, singles, couples, and families. We assist those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, grief, anger, addiction, codependency, relationship issues, communication, parenting, premarital and marital issues.
HOW CAN COUNSELING HELP?
We work with you to establish your personal goals for counseling and then tailor the process personally to you. Your Counselor will listen closely to understand your experience, then find ways to assist you in moving towards your goals. Counseling works differently from person to person, because it is a personalized experience. It might involve gaining a new perspective, exploring things about yourself, implementing spiritual disciplines, changing unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving, processing difficult experiences, and learning healthy ways of coping which is accomplished through biblical principles.
WHAT KIND OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING DO YOU PROVIDE?
We offer pastoral counseling, which integrates the insights of Christian spirituality with counseling skill and theory. Pastoral counselors are clergy who have received graduate training in theology and counseling, and provide spiritual counseling for emotional issues, as well as marriage and family issues.
CAN YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?
MCS does not prescribe medicine or diagnose mental illness. Any medical or psychiatric symptoms should be addressed by a qualified clinical specialist. Clients will be referred to outside sources when treatment required is beyond the scope of care available at MCS.
WHAT IS COUNSELING AT MCS LIKE?
If you’ve never been to counseling, or if you’ve been numerous times before, our goal is to make you feel at ease and comfortable enough to talk about what’s on your mind. In the first session, we’ll finalize paperwork, the have you share your story. If you’re dealing with difficult emotions, you will be encouraged to talk them out and so we can discover where they are coming from. We typically assign homework, as well as a book recommendation or two to help you in your introspection beyond our sessions together. Our goal is to equip you in your walk with God and others so you can find healing.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? WHAT IF I DO NOT LIVE IN YOUR AREA?
We are located in the DFW Metroplex and provide several options for your convenience. We have an office that you may wish to drive to or we are happy to come to a location that is convenient for you.
Whether you live in the DFW area or in New York City we provide what is called V-Counseling. This is the most convenient way in which we incorporate live video counseling for your session. This many times saves the added stress of travel, the cost of gas, and enables us to assist people all over the world. Obviously, if you choose this convenient option there may be added fees associated through your wireless carrier so please be careful and research this before you choose this option.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE? HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE PER SESSION?
We are not an in-network provider for any insurance company. We can give you a receipt which you can submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement; but, please understand that we cannot guarantee your carrier will reimburse you.
Having said that, we at MCS understand that many in the field of Counseling charge between $100-$175 per session which can be an extreme hardship for some. MCS understands that we all come from different socioeconomic backgrounds and as such we endeavor to treat this much like a ministry, as such, we do not charge a flat fee. We will charge based upon your annual income and while some may see this as “unfair” understand that the money collected goes back into the ministry to assist in other areas. So what you give will inevitably help someone in need.