Life Christian Counseling

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2

What is Life Christian Counseling?

Life Christian Counseling (LCC) is a ministry of the 510 Foundation that connects licensed counselors with individuals, couples, and groups who are looking for Christian, affordable therapy and counseling.

Each licensed counselor in the Life Christian Counseling network can meet with any individual for general life adjustment issues as well as an area of specialty that they carry through their training and practice. Life Christian Counseling is available for children, teens, and adults in all phases of life.

There’s no denying that poor mental and relational health impacts the strength of families and communities. So we’re excited to provide health and healing to Nashville First Church and the Nashville community by focusing on 3 core components:
Mental Health Counseling, Educating/Equipping, and Peer Support Groups.

1. Mental Health Counseling

Our on-site professional counseling includes ministering to individuals (12+), couples, and groups and providing excellent referrals for children and family therapy services.

Counseling for Individuals

Addiction/Recovery, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Trauma, and Relationships for Adolescents to Geriatric populations. The utilization of clinical techniques and modalities, including Integrative, Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral, Schema, Narrative, Expressive Arts therapies provides clients with holistic and empirically-supported care.

Counseling for Couples

Addiction/Recovery support, Life Transitions, Infidelity, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Pre-marital Assessment/Counseling are provided using Prepare/Enrich or SYMBIS assessments, Gottman-Method, and other hope-focused approaches.

Counseling for Groups

Therapeutic groups learn skills and process a variety of topics, such as: Addiction/Recovery, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, etc.

2. Educating/Equipping

Life Christian Counseling aims to provide ongoing training/equipping opportunities, either on-site or off-site in our communities, on a variety of relevant topics, such as: Parenting, Marriage, Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence, etc.

Please check back often on our 510 Foundation homepage for upcoming classes or email RBailey@510Foundation.org if you have a topic that you would like to be considered.

3. Peer Support Groups

Life Christian Counseling will be offering time-limited and year-round peer support groups, which are led by individuals who have lived experience. We are in the process of planning a 12-step Recovery/Life issue group(s), which we will be launching in 2022.

These groups will provide a safe place to experience community, accountability, and support with other individuals in similar situations.

Payment Processing

What is the cost of therapy services at LCC?

As a non-profit who values affordable mental health treatment for all, we offer a sliding scale of $30 to $100 (based on annual household income) for a traditional 50-minute session.

Does LCC accept insurance?

We are unable to file insurance; however, we are able to process most Health Savings Accounts (HSA) cards using a PayPal card reader. In addition, a Superbill may be provided to the client for services rendered, which may be submitted to the insurance company for reimbursement to the client (please check with your carrier to determine the eligibility).

What forms of payment does LCC take?

We take Cash / Check (made payable to “510 Foundation”) / and Debit or Credit cards. Payments will be received at the conclusion of the counseling session. A receipt can be provided, upon request.

FAQ

There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in life such as a divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of counsel as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth.

Working with a skilled therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking a proactive approach to finding purpose and passion, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.

Counseling can have benefits and risks. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. However, since counseling often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of one’s life, clients may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, and frustration.

If you receive a diagnosis of a mental health disorder, it can carry with it a social stigma. A diagnosis may affect your ability to acquire life or health insurance in the future, or it may interfere with certain job opportunities.

An intake session is an opportunity for a counselor to get to know you, your family history, psychological symptoms, and therapy goals. This first session also gives you an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the therapeutic process – which usually helps to reduce anxiety about counseling.

It’s a win-win session!

You and your counselor will establish a treatment plan after the intake and in subsequent sessions this will guide interventions, assignments, etc., as this aids into creating a manageable therapeutic process for clients to achieve their goals.

Most counselors will check with their clients regularly to ensure that the process is enlightening and progressing for the client.

Depending on the reasons for therapy, the duration is variable, because a client is the agent of change. Clients who put what they’ve learned or processed in session, into regular practice outside of the office will see the best results.

LCC aims to meet the mental health needs of any client, regardless of their religious beliefs or membership status.

The personal history form will give clients an opportunity to share their religious beliefs, which is important for a therapist to understand. This will come up during the intake session because we want to help address all areas that are important to our clients. Many clients seeking services at a Christian counseling center will desire an integrative approach; and so, our therapists are equipped to ethically provide both a clinical mental health and spiritual health perspective within the therapeutic relationship.

The law protects the privacy of communications between a client and therapist. Except as otherwise indicated in this document, the providers at LCC can only release information about your treatment to others if you sign a written authorization form that meets certain HIPAA requirements. 4 exceptions are listed below:

Child abuse: If a provider at LCC has reason to believe that someone under 18 years of age has been injured as a result of brutality, abuse or neglect, or has been sexually abused, the law requires that report be made to child protective services or another appropriate governmental agency. Once such a report is filed, your provider may be required to provide additional information.

Abuse of an adult: If a provider LCC has reason to suspect that an adult who is vulnerable physically, mentally, or emotionally has suffered abuse, neglect or exploitation, the law requires that the therapist report to the department of human services. Once such a report is filed, the therapist may be required to provide additional information.

Client’s threat to harm another: If a client has communicated an actual threat of bodily harm against a clearly identified victim, and a provider at LCC believes that the client has the ability and likelihood of carrying out the threat, then she is required to take reasonable steps to protect the victim, including notifying the potential victim, contacting the police, and/or seeking involuntary hospitalization for the client.

Client’s threat to harm self: If a client is deemed to be an immediate threat of harm to self, a provider at LCC may be obligated to seek hospitalization for him/her, or to contact family members or others (including law enforcement) who can help provide protection.

For more information and instructions to get started, contact the LCC director, Rebecca Bailey:
RBailey@510Foundation.org