What is counseling?
It is an interpersonal relationship in which you will work with a trained therapist in a safe non-judgmental environment. Counseling can be a turning point where you explore yourself, reflect, and create goals so you achieve a more satisfying life. Counseling may take the form of individual, child, or adolescent therapy (1 person and the therapist), marriage therapy and family therapy (several people and the therapist) session.
Do you take insurance?
Colleen Voronel does not take insurance and that increases your privacy. However, you will get a receipt you may submit to your insurance company for any reimbursement for your counseling and therapy session. Insurance companies require that I give you a diagnosis of a mental disorder which will be part of your record on file.
What is your fee?
For a 50-minute or 90-mintute counseling session Colleen Voronel offers sliding scale fee, depending on family income, family size, which is used to determine payment for services. The fees are payable by cash or check before each session. Colleen Voronel will make every effort not to refuse services to anyone due to financial constraints making counseling available to almost everyone. Therapy works best when there is a consistency in the frequency of therapy.
To schedule your individual, children, adolescents or family therapy session – please call to leave a confidential message +1.949.397.6345
How long will I be in therapy?
The therapy process and duration of sessions vary depending on a variety of factors such as your unique issue as well as your desired outcome. Some will remain in individual therapy or couples and family therapy for a few months and others will continue longer. Throughout your counseling experience and psychotherapy sessions, you and the therapist may modify the frequency of the psychotherapy.
What can I expect from therapy?
Therapeutic sessions include: individuals’, children, adolescent and family therapy works best when you are open and willing to the process. Counseling may include self exploration, growth, emotional relief and making changes may be some of the things you will get out of therapy. Seeking counseling from a professional therapist does not mean there is anything wrong with you or your family.
How long is a session?
A counseling session is typically 50 minutes,however I do offer 90-minute sessions depending on the circumstances. If you wish to extend your individual, child, adolescent or family session – options are available to extend length of the counseling session. Some clients’ that would like more time to process during therapy find it easier to schedule appointments that are longer than 50 minutes.
How do I make a counseling appointment?
To schedule a counseling appointment you may contact me by calling +1.949.397.6345 or click here.Please let Colleen Voronel know if she may leave you a message or email email@example.com. As a therapist Colleen respects the privacy of her clients’, even if it is individual counseling.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment and you have not notified Colleen at least48 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
What is your specialty?
Colleen Voronel’s specialties and experiences are, anxiety, social phobias, self-esteem trauma including vicarious trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), autistic spectrum disorders, civilian veterans’, chronic pain, phantom limb pain, performance enhancement, peak performance, addictions(eating disorders & binge eating), and phase of life transition.
Do you see clients with other issues than your specialties?
Yes, Colleen Voronel sees clients’ with a variety of issues ranging from career issues, trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, phantom limb pain,cross-cultural and acculturation, diversity, infertility, infidelity, sexual dysfunction and related issues, parenting, relationship issues, marital and family discord, self-esteem and more. Colleen has a special interest in providing help for individuals’ that are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. Colleen Voronel is multi-lingual with fluency in American Sign Language (ASL), Russian Sign Language (RSL) and English. Please contact, Colleen Voronel if you have questions in regards to scheduling a therapy session.