Frequently Asked Questions
Please contact our Business Manager, Tom Hamman, using our “Contact Us” page or call (972) 996-2242, ask for ext. 101 or leave a message with our receptionist at ext. 108.
We would need to understand the specific skills and experience you could bring to our clinic to see if a good fit can be made. If we cannot take an LPC into our practice, we try our best to find a place where the counselor can find a home within the greater DFW community.
Something to be aware—that for an LPC-S a supervision acceptance is the same as taking another once-a-week client.
Credentialing is handled by our office staff. A condition of employment at HCC is to be accepted/acceptable into network with the insurance plans and Employee Assistance Programs we accept. Years as a counselor and experience conditions do apply to some EAP programs. Not all of our counselors are on all of our plans.
As part of our out-reach to the community, all counselors offer a free, thirty-minute consult to insurance and self-pay clients. This policy allows for a low stress, no-obligation meeting of the prospective client with his or her counselor, see our facility, discuss the client’s goals/expectations of counseling, and determine the best fit of options for payment. Ninety-five percent of the consultations turn into sixty-minute sessions while the remainder tends to result in new clients beginning at a later date.
The private practice advantages are (1) you are more attuned to the those you counsel, (2) you have time to build upon the therapeutic relationship, (3) a wider range of clients and issues will be experienced, (4) a more flexible schedule, and (5) a smaller staff that builds lasting professional friendships.
One last observation, institutional counseling typically has just enough time to address the presenting issue while having to forego exploring the root cause of the surface behavior manifestations. In private practice, that limitation may not occur for clients who actively work their issues and seek a fuller end result of their counseling experience. While not impossible it is difficult to transition to private practice following an internship at an institution. Mindset/experience and the shorter calendar time since either graduation or licensure play a role.