Dr. Dave Spriggs
Dr. Dave Spriggs
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychologist - 4105|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider for:
Fees: My cash fees are $150 for an intake and $120 for a therapy session. I am an in network provider with BCBS of North Carolina. If you don't have Blue Cross Blue Shield, your plan will likely pay for at least a portion of my services as an out of network provider.
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You may be facing relationship problems, life transition, or grief. Perhaps you are struggling with values or your religious beliefs. Such challenges can cause feelings of anxiety or depression. If you want help in your recovery, counseling would be a wonderful place to find support on your journey of healing. The healing journey that occurs in therapy begins with a healthy trusting relationship with one's therapist.
When people come to me for help, they experience a place of safety and acceptance in my office. During the course of therapy, people learn skills that will enable them to succeed in achieving their goals, such as relationship skills, more healthy thinking, and more healthy behaviors. No therapist is the right fit for everyone. By the end of our first session, we will agree together whether or not my services will help and how.
People come to see me for all kinds of reasons, but my practice focuses on 3 primary areas: Relationship issues, problems with mood, and religious issues. Here are a few examples of people who come to me for help:
--A couple who wants to make a decent relationship into a great marriage
--A couple who is considering divorce
--An individual who is depressed after a breakup
--An individual who has social anxiety
--An individual who is depressed following the loss of a loved one
--An individual who can't forgive a friend who betrayed him/her
--An individual who is struggling with feeling let down by his/her church
--An individual who is angry at God
Email or Call Dr. Dave Spriggs at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15073
More Info About My Practice
The Piedmont Counseling Center office is a comfortable and safe environment for therapy with pleasant lighting, comfortable seating, and pleasant aroma. Your phone call will be answered by a person if you call Monday - Friday 9am to 8pm and scheduling an appointment is easy. We have male and female counselors and our staff will go the extra mile to serve you well.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Hearing people's stories and being a positive part of their lives is truly fulfilling and exciting work. When therapy concludes and a patient tells me how life and relationships are better, it is the greatest feeling.
My Therapy Focus
When we begin therapy together, the initial goal will be developing a trusting relationship, which includes understanding how I may serve you. If we agree that my services would help you, together, we will identify some goals that are achievable which would improve your quality of life. Part of my work will be to help you acquire new skills and knowledge, but the majority of our work will be me coaching you to implement these skills into your life outside of the therapy office.
My Guiding Ethical Principles
I follow the ethical guidelines published by the American Psychological Association and laws in the state of North Carolina that governs the practice of health care, such as the HIPAA law. Some relevant guidelines:
--Psychologists carefully protect the privacy of patients
--Psychologists are strong advocates for the welfare of patients
--Psychologists use techniques that have a scientific basis for helping people
--Psychologists do not abuse their position for personal gain
--Psychologists never have sex with their patients
--Psychologists are required to report child abuse to authorities
--Psychologists are required to take measures to keep people safe when a credible threat of suicide or homicide is discovered (which may involve contacting authorities).
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
When people begin therapy, they often come 2-4x per month. After 2-3 months, this frequency can be reduced to monthly, assuming progress has been made.
While there is a great deal of variability, most people see me between 8 and 16 sessions total (10 sessions is most common).
Some people only need a session or 2 to help them through a crisis or to make a major decision, and others with more chronic problems come to therapy for an extended period of time, but the majority of people conclude therapy between 8 and 16 total sessions.
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Services I Provide
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
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