Pastoral Counseling is a unique form of counseling which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth. It is provided by Pastoral Counselors who are not only mental health professionals but persons who have in-depth religious and theological training. Most pastoral counselors are ordained clergy or persons otherwise endorsed by a religious faith group.
Pastoral Counseling has evolved through the years from religious and spiritual counseling to pastoral psychotherapy which integrates theology and the behavioral sciences. Pastoral Counseling has now become a major provider of mental health services in this country, accounting for over 3 million hours of treatment annually in both institutional and private settings. It is offered through individual, group, marital, and family therapy.
FEES AND PAYMENTS
An initial assessment may be scheduled at no cost to FBCK members and regular attenders to explore the most appropriate avenue for addressing your current situation. The fee for regular sessions is $100.00 for a 45-minute appointment. Members and regular attenders of First Baptist Knoxville receive a discount. It is my intent to run this practice only as fee-for-service, not using medical insurance. If you must use insurance because of the cost savings under your policy, I will file third party insurance forms for you. Generally speaking, copayments and deductibles are due at the time services are rendered. The fee will be collected in cash or personal check. A flexible fee schedule is available for those who will not be using medical insurance. If you use the flexible fee schedule, I will not be able to interact with your insurance company on your behalf.
For more information contact David Lovett at (865) 584-9001 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.