INTEGRATIVE COUNSELING SERVICES
Mental Health & Nutrition
CONNECTING THE MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT!
The mission of Integrated Counseling Services, LLC is to provide mental health services to people suffering from anxiety, depression, addiction, anger, PTSD, and other mental illnesses as described in the DSM 5. Our goal is to treat clients holistically as the whole person including their nutritional needs, their spiritual life if desired, or social and individual interactions to provide them with an improved quality of life based on their desired needs and goals. We will provide the services with respect and care providing evidence base techniques to help improve their lives and manage the unmanageable things.
MEET THE TEAM
AL BRAINARD, MA, LPCC-S
Al has over 20 years of experience in the mental health industry. He works with adults and youth suffering from emotional difficulties to help improve their quality of life. He treats depression, anxiety, mood disorders and a variety of psychological issues. Al is an experienced Career Manager/Counselor and can guide individuals through the difficult job and career selection process. Al's previous industrial experience provides a strong understanding of the business world and how organizational change affects behavior and productivity. Al uses a holistic cognitive behavioral approach to help clients with evidence based treatments. Al will incorporate a Christian perspective as needed or requested. Al obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University, a B.A. in Psychology from Cleveland State University and a M.A. in Professional Counseling from John Carroll University.
KRISTY JONES, MA, LPC
Kristy Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Crisis Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VI. Kristy is a member of the American Counseling Association, and EMDRIA. She is trained in EMDR and received training from EMDR Consulting. In collaboration with Waite and Son Funeral Home, she facilitates a monthly open grief resource night, grief specific groups, and workshops.
Kristy has a great deal of experience working with children and young adults that are considered high risk, experienced trauma and in need of intervention. She works with all ages of individuals, couples, families, and groups to help walk with them through the therapeutic process.
COSTS & FEES
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
Our current fees are as follows:
Initial Intake Appointment: $150
Counseling Sessions: $120
We also offer more affordable options for those individuals who choose to pay cash rather than bill insurance. Please contact our office for additional information on rates.
Notice to clients and prospective clients:
Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have
insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for
medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of
any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a
Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you
can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or
how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?
Integrative Counseling Services is in-network with most insurance providers. Therapy services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
· Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
· What is my deductible and has it been met?
· How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
· Is approval required from my primary care physician?
You will be responsible for your co-pay at the time of service, and will be responsible for any service(s) not covered by insurance. Our office will help answer any questions you may have in regard to your insurance policy.
WHAT PAYMENT DO YOU TAKE?
Cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard accepted for payment.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you may be required to pay the full cost of the session
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
An initial contact with a provider may seem somewhat overwhelming, especially for people who have never had such contact. It is important to remember that this session is both an opportunity for the provider to gain needed information about the client’s concerns and history, and for the client to take the opportunity to determine whether he or she feels comfortable in working with that particular provider.
WHAT IS THERAPY LIKE?
At Integrative Counseling Services, every therapy session is unique and caters to each individual and their specific goals. It is standard for providers to discuss the primary issues and concerns in your life during therapy sessions. It is common to schedule a series of weekly sessions, where each session lasts around 50-55 minutes. Therapy can be short-term, focusing on a specific issue, or longer-term, addressing more complex issues or ongoing personal growth. There may be times when you are asked to take certain actions outside of the therapy sessions, such as reading a relevant book or keeping records to track certain behaviors. For therapy to be most effective you must be an active participant, both during and between the sessions.
DO YOU PRESCRIBE MEDICATIONS?
No, the providers at Integrative Counseling Services are not licensed to prescribe medications. However, if you give written authorization, we would be honored to communicate with your prescribing physician or psychiatrist.
Our providers are ethically and legally required to protect the confidentiality of their clients. Information will not be shared without written permission from the client or, if the client is a minor under the age of eighteen, the client’s parent or legal guardian.
There are, however, conditions under which a client’s confidentiality is released or not protected. These include:
· Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which the provider is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
· If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person(s), the provider must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
· If a client intends to harm himself or herself, the provider will make every effort to enlist the client’s cooperation in ensuring their safety. If the client does not cooperate, the provider will take further measures without the client’s permission that are provided by law in order to ensure the client’s safety.
· Information is released directly to the court for court-ordered evaluations or court testimony.
Please note: Insurance companies request that the client release information to them for certification of services or reimbursement.