Harold Ray Carrier III
|Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor Associate - LPCCCA00166749|
|Secondary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - C.1500747|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: Free 15 minute consultation by phone
Individual Therapy: First session is $90, than $75 per session
Couples' Therapy: First session is $115, than $90 per session
Family Therapy: First session is $125, than $100 per session
Diagnostic Assessment: $250 (Optional)
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Welcome to my bio. I believe that therapy can be greatly beneficial to people, even if it's for the purpose of having someone for listening and communication. I consider myself to be eclectic, meaning that I'm capable of helping with multiple approaches. One thing that I can promise is that my practice does not involve a one size fits all approach to helping people, because I don't consider it possible. We as humans all have differences, even if we share same or similar situations, which is what makes us unique. All approaches that I use in therapy have been proven to be effective and are not considered harmful or unethical. My methods of helping will depend solely on each person choosing to see me based on their situation and goals.
Some things that I can assure you of is that I'm very open-minded in my therapeutic process and I'm not judgmental. I believe that this is important as a therapist, because without being this way, I'm not helpful to the people whom I work with. Professionally, my goals involve helping people find themselves and discovering solutions together, ideally allowing for peace and resolution in life.
Thank you for considering me as your therapist.
Email or Call Harold Ray Carrier III at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 28419
More Info About My Practice
My rates for therapy depend on the type of service being provided, however they are competitive with rates at other practices in the area. Individual, couples', and family sessions typically last one hour. Services include:
Individual Therapy: First session is $90, $75 per session going forward
Couples' Therapy: First Session is $115, $90 per session going forward
Family Therapy: First session is $125, $100 per session going forward
Diagnostic Assessment: $250 (Optional)
I do not accept insurance at the time. However, I am capable of accepting Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) through employers.
I am also capable of scheduling sessions flexibly to assist you with your treatment plan, budget, or in other ways. Typically, my times of availability during weekdays are evenings and I do Saturdays too. If you have any questions, please contact me.
What I Usually Need to Know to Help
Whether people are coming to therapy for their first time or not, it may cause feelings of nervousness and uncertainty, which is understandable. The reasons for this vary; however, they may involve seeing the therapist for the first time, feeling unsure if therapy will help, feeling shame, embarrassment, and other feelings. Even though these types of feelings may exist, it is important for me as a therapist to know about whatever is going on in your current situation in as much detail as possible. It may also be necessary for me to know some things about your history, which will help me better understand how your situation became what it has or how it may have developed over time. The reason that it is important for me to be aware of this is so I can know effective ways of helping you.
At times, your situation may involve things that very few people are aware of. In some cases, no one may know about them. If either situation is so, remember that whatever is being discussed in therapy is kept confidential with exception to plans of suicide, child abuse, partner/spousal abuse, or elder abuse.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Many people have considered attending therapy at one time or another, but never did. Reasons that they didn't may involve feeling shame, embarrassment, or like they can't be helped. Other reasons involve the belief that they have family, a significant other, or friends to talk to, which may not be the help that they seek in many instances. Unfortunately, some people may not have someone to talk to at times when it's necessary, which is when situations can intensify or cause a snowball effect adding more issues to their situations.
As a therapist, my ultimate goal is to make people feel the opposite of what was mentioned in the paragraph above. My practice involves providing an environment that is comfortable, safe, and supportive without being judgmental. I highly value trust and respect in my therapeutic relationships. Without trust and respect, a therapeutic relationship does not exist.
When thinking about this, compare it with the saying that there is a first time for anything. As people, we have waited to do certain things for the first time due to uncertainty, which is common with many. It isn't known if experiences are good or not if they aren't tried, which is a good way to look at therapy if it's never been done.
Had a Negative Therapy Experience?
If you had a negative experience with a therapist recently or a longer time ago, it may have made you feel uncomfortable in various ways. If this was the case, I'm sincerely sorry to hear that. Reasons for negative therapy experiences can vary greatly, which could include therapists being unethical, careless, judgmental, incompetent, and in more ways. When experiences like this occur, some people may never think about going back to another therapist again or may consider it again with time.
It is important to know as much about your therapist professionally as possible. Prior to beginning therapy, most therapists have information on websites such as this one or others directly involved with their practice. If the websites don't answer all questions that you have about them, don't hesitate to call or email them to find out more. As a therapist, I am open to answering questions that people may have by phone or email.
I believe that it's important for people to have awareness about the therapists they may potentially see so they are informed about how they practice and what they are competent in. In many cases, people have a good idea if they will be comfortable with therapists by having a conversation over the phone. The phone consultation provides a good opportunity for this to happen.
Services I Provide
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
- Psychological Evaluation
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Addiction, Adolescents, Adults, College Students, Conflict Resolution, Couples, Court Ordered, High School Students, Men, Survivors, Teens, and Women
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