What is professional counseling? 
Counseling is a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.
 
How long does counseling take?
Ideally, counseling is terminated when the problem that you pursued counseling for becomes more manageable or is resolved. However, some insurance companies and managed care plans may limit the number of sessions for which they pay. Check with your health plan to find out more about any limitations in your coverage. 
 
Do you provide medication for depression? 
YES. We have qualified psychiatrists and nurse practitioners on staff to prescribe medications.
 
 
Can I get a referral for Family Service? A referral is typically not necessary to receive services. However, there are some circumstances in which a referral may be necessary to get the treatment paid for by a third party. If you are unsure about your specific circumstances, feel free to call 504-822-0800.
 
Are there free services? There are several programs, but you must first qualify.
 

Can I use Medicaid to get counseling services?  CFH accepts Medicaid.