Frequently Asked Questions

Hope & Healing Counseling Services, LLC

Giving individuals and families the

hope to begin healing

How long and how many times a week is a typical session?
Sessions are usually 45 minutes. Most clients are seen once or twice a week in the beginning, then, as time goes on, less frequently. The number of sessions depends on what your current needs are.

How long will I be in counseling?
The length of time a client is in counseling depends the nature of the problem and the goals of the counseling. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a set course of counseling. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period. 

​How much are your Fees and do you take insurance?
Your fee depends on the kinds of services you request.  Services may be covered in full or in-part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. 

       Hope & Healing Counseling Services is currently a provider for the following plans:

  • Cigna
  • Horizon Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • QualCare
  • Saint Barnabas Behavioral Health Network
  • The Health Care Payers Coalition of New Jersey
  • United Health Care
  • ​ValueOptions 

You can learn more about the insurances we accept, fees, methods of payment, and general payment policy by contacting the office at 732-534-5375 or

What type of payment do you accept?
Cash, check and credit card are accepted for payment.

What is your Cancellation Policy? 
If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the treatment as booked.

Do I need to take medications?
As a counselors and therapists, we are not legally allowed to prescribe medications. However, based on a joint assessment of problems you are facing, it may be advisable to consult with a psychiatrist to determine whether medication is warranted. Typically, clients see someone under their health insurance coverage or we can refer you to a psychiatrist.

Have other questions??  Call us and ask!