GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED.
At Calvary Assembly Church we humbly thank you for giving us the privilege to journey with you during this season of your life. We recognize our responsibility to God, to you, and to the church as we come alongside you to learn and grow together.We have partnered with Denise Hyland, LMHC, to be able to serve you.
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If you are interested or just have more questions, please fill out this contact form below. We would love to talk with you about your options for pursuing counseling with us.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Calvary Assembly has a unique relationship with Denise Hyland, who is a trained, licensed, Christian counselor. She uses her love of God and wisdom from the Bible, paired with counseling tools and resources, to try to help people find freedom in their lives. Please click the plus sign on the questions below to find out if this service could be a good fit for you.
What is Christian Counseling?
The Christian counseling we offer is a way of loving you as we seek to understand your struggles as you live in an imperfect world. We will see how Christ and Gospel truths apply in deeply personal and specific ways to the realities of your life so that you can live by faith in community, made possible through the power of the Holy Spirit. At Calvary Assembly, we believe Jesus powerfully transforms our individual lives, our relationships, and the world. Please read what Christian counseling is NOT:
- Christian counseling is not just quoting or prescribing Bible verses and asking you for more faith and effort.
- Christian counseling is not following a fixed paradigm of method and sequence, expecting the same “results” for each person.
- Christian counseling is not merely teaching biblical principles in general while ignoring the specific details of each person’s story.
- Requesting Christian counseling is not a sign of failure or weakness. None of us have arrived and all of us need help. Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness.
Why is Calvary Assembly offering this?
We believe that mental, emotional, and spiritual health are all connected. Our hope is to see everyone fully healed and healthy as a way to invest in our community by offering new tools and insights with a trained, Christian, mental health counselor. We view this as an investment into our community and individual lives.
What if I need Pastoral Care, not just Counseling?
Our church is grateful to also be able to offer this as well. Pastoral care focuses more on mentoring, whereas Christian counseling incorporates Biblical truths with modern psychology. We have a team of trained elders who we will do our best to connect you to. The availability is subject to change based on people’s availability. There is no cost associated with this.
What if this is not the right fit for me?
That’s ok! We have other options available as well. If you’re looking for a counselor who will accept insurance payments, we have a list of recommended counselors in the Rochester area. To receive this list, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will my time be like?
Appointments for individuals are typically around 40 minutes long, though they can range from 15 minutes to 50 minutes depending on the conversation. For couples counseling, these session typically run longer and can go up to 75 minutes. Your first session will be introductions, sharing some of your background – and to talk about why you have sought out counseling. It’s both spiritual and practical. In advance of this meeting, you will fill out a form for Denise to get to know some of your background so that she can guide the conversation and begin to help you.
What is the typical duration of counseling?
This will vary according to your needs. Ultimately, you and Denise will make this decision collaboratively. Sometimes one or two sessions is sufficient – and sometimes up to eight sessions is needed. Our goal is to support you in walking through your challenge(s).
What is the cost?
The cost per session is $40 for an individual, or $75 for couples. While many counselors charge between $85-$135 per session, the rate for counseling is discounted substantially (by both Denise and the church) for you because you are connected to Calvary Assembly. You do not need to be a member to access this benefit. If you are unable to afford this rate, you may apply for financial support, and our team will review your request. Please reach out to Office@rcalvary.org or Jonathan@rcalvary.org if you need the form. Payment can be made securely at rCalvary.org/counseling.
Do you accept insurance?
Denise Hyland and Calvary Assembly do not collect insurance payments.
Is what I share confidential?
Yes. The information shared between you and your counselor is confidential between only you, the counselor, and our top organizational leaders (our executive pastor and our senior pastor). The reason for sharing any pertinent information with our leadership team is for prayer and support. Our leaders want to support our community and will therefore receive periodic updates from our counselor. Other details of confidentiality are explained in the “Notice of Privacy Practices”, which we ask you to read and sign before attending your first session.
What do I need to bring with me?
For your first session, you will need to bring a signed copy of the “Notice of Privacy Practices” and the “Background Information Form”. If you can email the forms to Denise ahead of time, that is preferred – or you can bring them with you. These forms are available at rCalvary.org/counseling.