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    I want to use my insurance, but WEC doesn't accept it. What do I do?

    Check with your insurance provider to determine if you have Out-of-Network (OON) benefits. If you do, Women Empowerment Counseling will provide you with a super bill that you can submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. This means you pay Women Empowerment Counseling & then your insurance provider will reimburse you according to your individual benefits.

    You also have the option not to use your insurance benefits & self-pay for our services. Check out the benefits of being a private pay client here.

    Keep checking back for updates on our Rates & Packages!

    What is an initial assessment? Is it a free consultation?

    The initial assessment is completed during your first appointment. It is not a free consultation; it is a necessary assessment to determine treatment recommendations and to create the best treatment plan for you. Watch our short video to learn more about what to expect during the initial assessment.

    How do I know if I need Individual Counseling or Recovery Life Coaching?

    Recovery Life Coaching is for the individual who is free from substances and needs support in making lifestyle changes and following through with daily actions to maintain their sobriety.

    Individual Counseling is for the individual who believes they may display early signs of addiction or is currently sober but realizes she may have unresolved issues that could result in the use the substances to cope or self-medicate, thus resulting in repeated relapses.

    For example, individual counseling may be needed to process unresolved trauma or grief, or to manage depressive symptoms. Recovery Life Coaching provides mentoring and support to maintain sobriety and cope with present day life stressors.

    Please note, if you or your loved are actively using, weekly individual counseling is not the recommended level of care or treatment. Depending on the substance used, amount, and frequency of the substance use, medical intervention/detox and or Residential/PHP/Outpatient treatment may be needed. You can refer to 211 for substance use treatment resources.

    How do I know if I or my loved one needs substance use counseling?

    Substance Use Counseling is for the individual who believes they display early signs of addiction or is currently sober but realizes she may have unresolved issues that result in the use the substances to cope or self-medicate, thus resulting in repeated relapses.

    For example, individual counseling may be needed to process unresolved trauma or grief, or to manage depressive symptoms.

    More often than not, substance use starts with experimental use of alcohol/drugs in social situations. And for some people, the use becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to use more of a substance to get their desired effect, and over time the individual becomes physically, and emotionally, dependent on it resulting in daily use to function in day-to-day life activities.

    Common Substance Use/Addiction symptoms and behaviors include, among others:

    Feeling the need to use the drug regularly, which can be daily or multiple times a day

    Having intense urges for the drug

    Over time, needing more of the drug to get the same effect

    Making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug

    Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities

    Doing things you wouldn’t normally do to get the drug, such as stealing

    Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug

    Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug

    Failed attempts to quit using the drug

    Please note, if you or your loved are actively using, weekly individual counseling is not the recommended level of care or treatment. Depending on the substance used, amount, and frequency of the substance use, medical intervention/detox and or Residential/PHP/Outpatient treatment may be needed. You can refer to 211 for substance use treatment resources.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Check out common FAQ’s. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, text, email, or by filling out the contact form on our website. We will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours of submission.

     

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