Marriage Counseling Policies and Agreement
Cornerstone’s Approach to Christian Marriage Counseling
Much may be said today about what Christian Counseling is… or is not. Is it defined only as counseling that is provided to an individual or couple by a Counselor who is a Christian? Yes, at Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries we believe that to be so, but we believe Christian Marriage Counseling at it’s best to be that and yet more:
Marriage Counseling involves the establishment of a therapeutic relationship between the client(s) and the Christian Counselor. And as the client, you have chosen Christian Counseling.
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Service Provider and and Client Agreement
Thank you for seeking counseling from Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries. As a Christian ministry, we understand that trust and security are important to the process of guidance and healing in which our clients are engaged. We assure you that your confidentiality is upheld to the highest degree and that Cornerstone; its representatives and/or employees will not disclose any of your personal information to any third party, without your written consent.
Client Privileges and Responsibilities:
We believe that the Bible provides timeless principles for guidance and instruction in successful marriage, family and life issues. For our work to be successful, it is important that you be willing to do your part by attending sessions, completing assignments, and working on building the relationship you desire. In so doing, we ask that you:
1. Be honest, open, and willing to share your concerns.
2. Ask questions when you don’t understand or need clarification.
3. Keep appointments whenever possible and cancel within 24 hours prior to your appointment.
The suggested fee for counseling sessions is $120. Payment is due at the time services are rendered. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. If not, client will pay a fee in the amount of $60. Whenever you set an appointment we reserve that specific time for you. Consequently, we cannot make any exceptions to this cancellation policy, but must adhere to this policy, except for emergencies. This is not intended to be in any way uncaring or harsh, but is a business reality that the ministry must deal with. We ask that you accept this policy when making a counseling or coaching appointment. Thank you for understanding and for agreeing to these terms.
Please complete this form online in advance of your first session. This personal information form is needed from all clients. You also have the option of coming to our office 15 minutes early for your initial visit to complete the form. Please call us if you have any questions. T
Professional Services Agreement:
I do voluntarily agree to participate in the services as offered by Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries. I understand that Cornerstone provides a Christian pastoral counseling and coaching, which values may impact the services I receive.
I understand that Counselors of Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries practice as licensed and/or ordained ministers, with at least a Masters or Doctors Degree, and at least 10 years of related pastoral counseling and/or marriage ministry experience. Our counselors do not practice as licensed state regulated counselors and as such do not diagnose mental illnesses or disorders, nor prescribe treatment for the same. I acknowledge that no guarantees have been made to me regarding the outcome of my sessions. I hereby agree to hold Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries, and its representatives, harmless from any disputes, claims, liabilities or expenses which could arise from such services. I understand my rights and responsibilities as stated in this document.
I have read and agree to the information as stated in this document, and by my signature below, I accept all the terms and conditions as herein stated and that the typed name provided by me online below represents my personal, physical signature.
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