What type of mental health provider should I see?
Deciding what type of provider can best meet your needs can be a confusing endeavor. The staff of the ACC includes psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
Psychotherapists have a master’s degree in a mental health field such as social work, counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Psychologists hold a doctorate and have specific training in psychological evaluations, as well as therapy. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are able to prescribe medications. Generally, psychotherapists and psychologists provide therapy, while psychiatrists manage medications. We recommend that you look over the biographies on our staff page, and we invite you to call us to discuss your situation and what provider may best meet your needs.
How long will my therapy take?
The number of sessions will vary depending on the complexity of your situation, how quickly you and your therapist are able to determine the best way to engage your issues, and to what depth you would like to address your needs. The time this takes varies with every person or couple. During the initial sessions, your therapist will work to understand your situation as accurately and thoroughly as possible. These sessions will also include a discussion of the best way to engage your issues. In this way you can determine if your therapist and their approach are the best fit for your situation.
How will you recognize my faith and spiritual experience?
ACC therapists recognize that your faith is essential in providing direction and comfort in life’s struggles. We also believe that by understanding the psychological principles that affect you, you can confront your issues in a more comprehensive manner. This process is unique for every person that we see. Your therapist will openly engage your faith and psychological wellbeing in a way that reflects care for your needs and spiritual path. We want to be present in your struggle and nurture your faith in a way that fits you.
Can I see an ACC therapist if I’m not a Christian?
We see clients of any background. It is paramount that each person we see receives the therapy that best meets the needs of their situation.
How often will sessions be scheduled?
The typical pattern for therapy is weekly sessions. Your therapist may recommend more or less frequent sessions, depending on your situation.
Does insurance pay for your services?
While we are not contracted with insurance companies to receive payment directly, many of our clients do receive out-of-network reimbursement for our services. At the end of each session, you will receive a superbill that will have all of the necessary information for submission to your insurance company. Contact your insurance company to determine what out-of-network compensation may be available to you. Your therapist can discuss further with you any questions about insurance coverage or reimbursement.
How do you accept payment for sessions?
Payment is due at the time of each session. We accept check, cash, and credit cards (MasterCard and Visa only).
Who will find out about my therapy?
Trust is an absolute essential if therapy is to be on any help. Thus, your therapist will keep confidential anything you disclose during your sessions. The only exceptions to this are if:
- your therapist believes you are imminently at risk of hurting yourself or someone else.
- your actions are abusive to a minor child or elder adult.
- a judge orders the disclosure of information obtained during therapy.
- you provide a written release of information.
How do I make an appointment?
You can call our front office assistant, Rita Fiscella, between 9am and 12pm, Monday through Thursday, at 770-396-0232, extension 0. You may also call the therapist you would like to see directly, at the following extensions:
Pamela Doane, Licensed Professional Counselor – ext. 226
Dr. Loren James, Licensed Psychologist – ext. 227
Dr. Gregory Lunceford, Licensed Psychiatrist – ext. 239
Jason Otwell, Licensed Professional Counselor – ext. 238
Susan Reid, Licensed Clinical Social Worker – ext. 231