Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

The office is conveniently located in the Greater Houston area serving Conroe, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Oak Ridge North, Shenandoah CyFair, Montgomery, Magnolia, New Caney, Splendora and South Montgomery County, TX.  Please click here to access directions to the office.

Who can benefit from counseling?

Counseling is both for the person who is feeling immense pain and stress, and for the person who is simply seeking a context that will keep them accountable, motivated, and encouraged as they work towards their academic, career, health, and/or personal goals. Because counseling is about soul care, every person can benefit from the process.

How long does counseling last?

Recognizing the pace which one is able to verbalize and reflect on their experience varies from person to person, I collaborate with my clients and design a treatment plan which best serves his or her needs. With this in mind, the course of counseling can last from just a few weeks or span over several months.

What is the cost?

Fees range from $130 to $150 per session depending on the length and type of counseling session requested. Please click here to learn more about professional service fees.

Do you have a sliding scale or offer financial assistance?

I do not have a sliding scale. I am happy to provide you with the names of other licensed professional colleagues who may be of assistance. Additionally, reduced counseling rates are offered by LPC-Interns. Click here  for additional information.

What type of payment do you accept?

Cash, check, VISA, Discover, and MasterCard. Payment is due at the time of service.

Do you take insurance?

No, I am out of network provider. I will provide a receipt with the required codes and information needed so that the client may file with his or her insurance company for reimbursement.

What is kept confidential?

I hold your confidence in the highest regard, and I am committed to keeping our time a safe place for you to speak freely whatever is on your heart and mind. My office is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant to ensure that your identity and information (when you come, what you say, and records of your visit) are all kept confidential. At the same time, there are important legal and ethical limitations regarding counselor-client confidentiality that I am required to adhere to. These include reasonable suspicion that the client is in danger of harming him/herself or someone else; I become aware of or suspect abuse, neglect, or exploitation to a child, an elder, or an adult with a disability; or if I am ordered by a court or other legal proceedings/statutes which require disclosure as specified under the law.

What does counseling look like?

Counseling is an opportunity to care for your soul and enables you to explore your worries, wishes, personal relationships or life goals. I am here to help you better understand your heart and your world so you can identify where you are stuck relationally, vocationally, spiritually, and/or emotionally. I believe that it is in relationships that we are often hurt, and it is in healthy relationships that we are renewed. Counseling is a place where you can experience a healthy relationship with your counselor that affords you the space to examine those private and sacred places within your life and where we begin to create the conditions for change. Please click here to view the types of counseling I offer.

What does Christian counseling look like?

Yielding to the Holy Spirit, Christian counseling utilizes Biblical truths including all the teachings of Scripture, but especially those that bear on our relationship with God and one another, and the tools of the mental health profession to assist individuals in living a more meaningful, healthier, and productive life with God, oneself, and those around them.

Who should come to counseling with me?

Counseling is for your benefit to help you strengthen and grow holistically. For some, this process includes inviting valued friends or family members into the sessions as he or she moves towards the advancement of their goals.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Appointments can be scheduled by calling (832)998-0028 or email deanna@drpolonyi.com