Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long will my appointments be?

A. A clinical therapy hour is considered to be 45 to 50 minutes.

Q. What will be my responsibility for the costs of therapy?

A. If you have insurance coverage, you will be responsible for any deductible and
co-pay charges not covered by your insurance.
Cash fees are available for those without insurance coverage.
Your payment will be due at the beginning of the session.

Q. Does Michelle Jewell file insurance claims?

A. Michelle Jewell has retained a billing service that processes claims.

Q. How can counseling be beneficial to me?

A. Counseling can provide support, problem-solving skills, understanding, self-awareness, and enhanced coping strategies to identify and address various issues and concerns. People often discover that therapists can be valuable in managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, marriage issues, family concerns, and the challenges of day-to-day living. Therapists can provide clarity and fresh perspectives to help you progress from where you are to where you’d like to be.

The benefits you obtain from therapy depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Therapy may be beneficial in the following areas:

  • Discovering, embracing and appreciating your uniqueness
  • Enhanced understanding of yourself, goals and values
  • Discovering potential resolutions tailored to your individual needs and goals
  • Stress management skills
  • Development of improved relationship skills
  • Addressing the concerns that led you to therapy
  • Strengthening your self-esteem and boosting your confidence level
  • Management of anger, anxiety, depression, grief, and other emotional challenges
  • Addressing unhelpful behavior patterns and implementing new ones
  • Identifying new ways to resolve problems in your family or marriage
  • More effective communication and listening skills

Q. Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?

A. Jewell Counseling Services works with many insurance providers. To determine what mental health coverage your plan provides, the first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully. You may find it helpful to complete the Insurance Verification Form, located on the Forms page to assist you in gathering any necessary information. Please feel free to discuss any additional insurance questions with me.