It’s Normal to Have Questions

If you cannot find the answer to your question from the FAQs below, please feel free to contact us for further information

What is Christian counseling and why is it important?

Christian counseling is a therapy approach that integrates the Christian faith with evidence-based therapy models to address problems with mental health. Many Christians often struggle with feelings of guilt about the possibility of seeking professional counseling. After all, isn’t God enough? YES, of course He is. He also put others on this earth to help us.

God never intended for us to live isolated or disconnected from others. Seeking Godly counsel allows us the opportunity to see a new perspective of things. Bringing your faith into therapy and working with a like-minded therapist that will integrate Biblical principles and Scripture allows God’s wisdom, instructions, and guidance to do a transforming work in your life.

Do I have to be a Baptist or a member of FBC Ruston or any other church to access the counseling services?

Not at all. We are here to offer hope and healing for the church and the entire community of Ruston.

What help or services are offered?

TLC offers services for anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociative disorders, foster and adoptive services, stress management, anger management, pre-marital, affair recovery, marriage, parenting and more. 

How do I get info on an appointment time?

If you are a new client and you would like to schedule an appointment, you can either create an account by clicking the Client Portal icon at the top of the page, send us a message on the Contact Us page, or contact the office at 318.255.4628.

If you are an established client, contact your counselor through your portal and they will get back to you shortly. 

How long are therapy sessions?

Typically, sessions run 50 minutes, but can range from 45-60 minutes. 

How long will I need to be in therapy?

Your time in therapy will depend on your own unique situation. This time frame varies for everyone, so it’s hard to pinpoint the exact answer to this question. For some, several sessions after an acute incident are enough. For others who are looking to change deeply rooted patterns and belief systems, or process through complex trauma, the process may take longer. You and your therapist can revisit this question throughout your time in therapy. 

Is what I share confidential?

Absolutely! Everything that you share in your sessions is completely confidential with the exception of:

  • Any immediate threats of harm to self or others (it’s for your safety and the safety of others)
  • Suspicion or confirmation of child or dependent elder abuse (as mental health professionals, we are unable to ignore abuse)
  • Court subpoenas (it’s the law)

During your initial intake session, your therapist will discuss all of this and our other office policies, allowing you time to ask any questions you may have. 

What is the fee for counseling and do you accept insurance?

Our standard fee is $95 per session. Your therapist can discuss your options for using insurance when you contact us to set up an appointment. 

What should I expect during the first session?

When you arrive for your appointment you will ring the bell, notifying your therapist of your arrival. Please have a seat and your therapist will come out to meet you at your scheduled appointment time. If you are a new telehealth client, you will login to your client portal and check in to the online counseling office. Your therapist will let you in the room when it is your session time. Your first session with will be different from future visits. This initial intake is a time for you and your therapist to get to know each other, discuss your background and concerns, get to know one another better, and develop an idea for how to proceed. Your future visits will be more therapeutic in nature, focusing more on your goals for therapy.


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