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.
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 different counselor, we have a list of recommended counselors in the Rochester area. To receive this list, simply email email@example.com.
What will my time be like?
In advance of your first counseling session you will likely have a screening phone call with Denise, during which she will determine if your needs are within her scope of practice. You will share some of your background – and talk about why you have sought out counseling. It’s both spiritual and practical. Before your first counseling session, you will fill out intake forms for Denise so that she can guide the conversation and begin to help you. See the Client Information Form above as an example of what you will be asked to fill out. Appointments are typically around 45 to 50 minutes long, though they can range from shorter to longer, depending on the conversation.
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 $70 (individuals) and $100 (couples). While many counselors charge between $150-$200 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 Phil@rcalvary.org or Jonathan@rcalvary.org if you need the form. Your payment or share of payment can be made directly to Denise: see her for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you accept insurance?
Denise Hyland accepts some insurances as payment; Contact Denise at email@example.com.
Is what I share confidential?
Yes. The information shared between you and your counselor is confidential between only you and the counselor. Other details of confidentiality are explained in Denise’s “Notice of Privacy Practices”, which we ask you to read and sign before attending your first session. An example of the notice is displayed above.
What do I need to bring with me?
For your first session, you will be sent a link to Denise’s Therapy Portal. From there you will be prompted to fill out forms and assessments. Examples of these forms are the Notice of Privacy Practices and the Client Information Form shown above.
INTERESTED? CONTACT US HERE.
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.
Please allow up to 4 business days for us to get in touch. If you haven’t heard after that, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.