You may have some questions about counseling.


Q: HOW DO I initiate services?

 A: Email or call the office at 972-380-1842 to get the first session scheduled. 

Q: HOW much does counseling cost?

A: Please call or email Ally to inquire about her current fees.  Ally does offer a limited number of sliding scale appointments if you are unable to afford her current fee. These sliding scale rates, if available, are based on proven financial need. 

Q: HOW long is a session and how often will I meet with a counselor?

 A: An average individual session lasts 45 minutes. Some 60 minute and 90 minute appointments available at additional charge.  In most cases, Ally encourages her clients to meet with her once per week to help create positive change.  Frequency of sessions depends on the severity of the issues, counseling goals, and other logistical factors.


A: The length of time a client is in counseling depends on several factors, including the nature of the problem, the goals of counseling, the client's willingness to actively participate, and outside influences (such as support from family). 

Q: What can i expect at my first session?

 A:  Prior to your appointment, please take a seat and make yourself comfortable in the waiting room.  At your first session, you and Ally will discuss your completed New Client paperwork, the process of counseling, your reasons for seeking counseling, and tentative counseling goals.  If you are seeking counseling for your child, the first session is for parents only so that you have the opportunity to meet Ally and discuss paperwork and concerns. The second appointment will be the child’s first session with Ally.

Q: what if i have to cancel my counseling session? 

 A: Once an appointment is scheduled, that time is reserved for you. There is no charge for any session cancelled with at least 24-hour notice prior to the scheduled appointment. Sessions cancelled with less than 24-hour notice will be assessed the full fee.