About Renewed Hope Counseling Center, PLLC
Our philosophy: we guide individuals, couples, and groups to acquire skills and learn practical application in overcoming self-defeating patterns. We journey with and assist people in renewing their lives, one session at a time.
The relationship with a therapist is quite unique. It is a lot like a guide who's there to help make sense of things. It's different from a relationship since it is all about helping, and is focused in one direction. Opposed to friends who often feel the need to agree or ‘side’ with you, a therapist will help you to explore various situations from different angles, to gain a fuller understanding of oneself and gain a deeper grasp of the events and relationships in your life.
We have both Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Professional Counselor Associates and most clinicians accept Cigna insurance. If you are unfamiliar with these terms, it is our goal to help ease some of the confusion.
What is the difference?
An LPC is one who possesses at least a Master’s degree in counseling or related field, has successfully passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE), is fully licensed, and has more years of experience.
An LPC Associate is one who has a temporary license with varying levels of experience. They potentially have a variety of specialties or specialized training and possess at least a Master’s degree in counseling or a related field. They have successfully passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE), and have begun their journey in building their professional identity as a counselor.
Why see an LPC Associate?
Those who are LPC Associates are in a temporary licensed stage of licensure and cannot be paid by insurance companies for the services provided. This allows for the LPC Associate to have a lower “cash pay” rate. The Associates charge an average copay rate one would pay if using insurance. This can be beneficial to you as they are able to see clients for concerns that insurance companies may not cover such as marital or pre-marital counseling. You also receive the benefit of having two clinicians. As Associates are required to meet weekly with a supervisor to conceptualize cases, review interventions, and collaborate on treatment options.