Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What happens in the first session?
  2. Do you offer marriage counseling?
  3. What if my spouse will not come?
  4. What are your fees for counseling?
  5. Do you take medical insurance?
  6. Do you have a sliding scale?
  7. Do you counsel children?
  8. Do you do deliverance?
  9.  Is Total Life Ministries a Church?
  10. Is Total Life Ministries affiliated with a church?
  11. Do you have support groups?
  12. Are the counselors licensed or state certified?


What happens in the first session?

In your first visit, your counselor will ask you to share why you are seeking counseling.  They will want to know about your life, your current situation, the state of your relationships and of your walk, the relevant history, and what you hope to accomplish through counseling and ministry.  Most of the visit will be spent with the counselor listening to you as you share about yourself. (If you are a lady, you will be talking to Kay Williams; if you are a man, you will see John Williams).

Your counselor will also lay out for you how we approach counsel and ministry.  They will answer any questions you may have, and give you a general idea of the direction your counseling will go.  They will also give you a datasheet to fill out and bring to your next visit which will help to complete the picture of where you are in your life.  And from that point, we can begin to schedule future appointments.

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Do you offer marriage counseling?

Yes.  John and Kay deal with all the spiritual and practical issues that Christians face today, and that certainly includes the many challenges of marriage.

If you are a couple coming for marriage counseling, you and your spouse will each be seen separately to begin with.  (The wife will see Kay Williams, and the husband will see John Williams).  This allows each of you opportunity to fully share your situation with your counselor, and to begin to receive personal ministry and counsel.  When the time seems right, your counselors will bring you together in joint sessions.  (Because you are seen individually at first, it is not necessary for you both to schedule appointments at the same time--unless you prefer to for your own convenience).

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What if my spouse will not come?

Sometimes, only one spouse is interested or willing to get help for their marriage.  In that situation, we encourage you to pursue getting counsel.  Many times, after one spouse has begun counsel, the other spouse will also want to participate.

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What are your fees for counseling?

Currently we charge $75.00 per fifty-five minute session per individual.  Payment may be made in cash, personal check, or credit/debit card (Visa, Master Charge, Discover).

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Do you take medical insurance?

No, we do not. Because Word Based Counseling is purely Biblical and not medical or psychological, medical insurance typically doesn't cover the counseling that we do.

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Do you have a sliding scale?

No, we do not. We have set our fees at about the bottom of the scale set by most counseling services. Even churches often charge more.

To make the cost less burdensome, we suggest spacing your counseling appointments farther apart.  In addition, because Total Life Ministries is a ministry, some people pray about applying a portion of their offerings towards their counseling costs.  Also, some local churches have monies designated for helping their members get counseling assistance, so you can ask your pastor or church office if help is available.  

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Do you counsel children?

No, We are not currently counseling children.

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Do you do deliverance?

Yes.  If necessary, deliverance is part of what the counselor will do.  Typically, the need for deliverance from demonic oppression is not all, or even the major part, of the problem.  But when needed, TLM is equipped to handle it.

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Is Total Life Ministries a Church?

No. Total Life Ministries is a 501(C)3 religious non-profit corporation registered in the state of Texas. Our mission is to provide non-psychological Word Based Counseling in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.

 

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Is Total Life Ministries affiliated with a church?

No, the ministry is not affiliated with any one church or denomination. We minister to Christians from many denominational backgrounds, and many churches and ministries in the D/FW Metroplex refer people to Total Life Ministries for counseling.

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Do you have support groups?

No. John and Kay see individuals, couples, and families, but no groups.

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Are the counselors licensed or state certified?

No. Word Based Counseling is Biblical counsel and ministry and is not psychological or a part of the mental health or medical system. However, John and Kay do minister to the same kinds of problems for which a person would seek psychological counseling, but they deal with the problems from a Biblical perspective.

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(Word Based Counseling is a registered service mark in Texas of Total Life Ministries.)

Call (817)640-6440             Total Life Ministries