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Marriage Counseling Policies, Privacy Policy and Agreement

For couples whose schedules do not permit them to make the time commitment to our weekend Intensive, we offer extended blocks of time during weekdays.

Phone Counseling:  Much like regular counseling consultations, our Christian marriage counseling occurs over the phone at a scheduled time and usually lasts for 1 hour. One of our Christian marriage counselors will schedule a phone consultation with you each week. As planned, you will call in at the prearranged time and the counselor will be ready and prepared to take your call. You’ll share openly and honestly, while the counselor supports you in reaching your goals for your marriage and family.  The benefits are simplicity, convenience, confidentiality and may resolve issues more quickly.

Email Counseling: Some find it helpful to have contact during the week via email. A question or event might emerge where you want to discuss the event or want immediate feedback. Others find email a better way to express themselves and communicate. Counseling support e-mails are responded to usually within 24 hours. You may choose a counseling package with or without email support.

To Set An Appointment:

Step #1: Contact us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation. 

Get your FREE 30 minute phone consultation by calling our office at (281) 304-1500 or by completing the Contact Us form.  During our phone call, we’ll spend 30 minutes discussing your needs and see if we can work well together. Don’t delay any longer. Pick up the phone and call us to get your marriage back on the right track today.

If for any reason a counselor is unavailable to speak to you when you call, simply leave your name and number and we will return your call to schedule a convenient time.  You are welcome to send an email to info@www.marriageministry.org, if you prefer.

Step #2: Select one of the three counseling packages below that best fits your needs. We’re ready to assist you with your first session and help you restore your marriage.

Rates for Counseling Consultation In Person or by Phone:

Option 1: One Hour: $140.00

Option 2: Two Hours: $250.00

Option 3: Four Hours: $450.00

 

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.

Trusted Christian Marriage Counseling That is Sound and Biblical 

Service Provider and and Client Agreement

Confidentiality:

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.

Payment Information:
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.

Privacy Policy

Information Collection And Use

This policy applies to any and all information received by Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, including the Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries website and/or mobile applications), as well as any other electronic, written, or oral communications.

While in the course of conducting services for you or receiving payments or donations from you, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).

We will not sell, share or trade your name or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to you on behalf of any other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, including the Cornerstone Marriage & Family Ministries website and/or mobile applications), as well as any other electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any transactions are processed through a third-party service provider, your information will only be used for purposes necessary to process your specified transaction.

Counseling Agreement

 

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Adopted by the Board of Directors on 10.03.1994

Cornerstone does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Cornerstone is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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