Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How does counseling work?
People seek counseling for many different reasons: a crisis, a loss, a major life change, to sort things out to have a happier life, or to improve relationships. Our discipleship counseling process begins with a clear understanding of our identity in Christ and then works into how that plays out into the specific problem issues.
Q: How long does it take?
Each session lasts typically 50 minutes. Your counselor will establish with you a regular schedule based on your specific need. Generally our counseling process takes somewhere between 10 and 12 sessions.
Q: Will what I share be kept private?
All of your conversations are completely confidential. (except where mandated by law) Situations of child abuse, elder abuse or imminent danger to yourself or others will be shared with those who can help bring the situation to resolution.
Q: How much does the counseling cost?
As a non-profit organization, CFT has no set fees* for its coaching, mentoring, and counseling services. However, CFT does depend upon the financial donations it receives from counselees and others to operate. Therefore, counselees are encouraged to participate financially with a suggested donation of $125 per session. The Bible states in I Corinthians 9:11 that "if we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we should reap material things from you?"
*If your counselor determines a personality assessment is necessary, there may be a $30.00 cost per person to cover the administration, scoring, and evaluation of assessments.
Q: Do you have a sliding scale?
Yes. The Bible says in II Corinthians 9 that a donation is acceptable according to what a man or woman has, not according to what he or she does not have. Therefore, no one will be refused counseling because of their inability to make a donation. If needed, the financial policy will be discussed further with counselees during their first session.
Q: Does CFT accept insurance for counseling?
Because our counselors have chosen not to be state-licensed, our services are not covered by insurance. Recovering expenses through insurance demands that we diagnose and label clients with a mental disorder which goes against our counseling model.
Q: What if I have to cancel my counseling session?
If you need to cancel or reschedule your counseling session, please let us know 24 hours in advance in order for us to make that time slot available to someone else.
Q: What kind of training does your staff have?
The counselors at Christian Families Today are either ordained pastoral counselors or under the supervision of an ordained pastoral counselor and have been Biblically trained to minister God’s grace to others through the Exchanged Life discipleship counseling process. CFT's counselors are not psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed counselors or therapists. While some of the counselors at CFT have their masters degree in counseling, all the counselors have been extensively trained in our discipleship counseling methodology through CFT's Advanced Discipleship Training program.
Q: What does CFT believe about the Bible?
Jesus said that those who abide in His Word shall know the truth and the truth shall set them free (John 8:31-32). CFT coaches, mentors, and counselors believe that the Bible is truth and sufficient in addressing all of life's problems that are not genetic or organic in nature.
Q: Is CFT part of any denomination or association?
CFT is inter-denominational and has worked with people from all denominations. CFT is a member of the Association of Exchanged Life Ministries which suggests the standards for training Exchanged Life ministry counselors. More information about the AELM can be found a their web site: www.aelm.org
174 Ashley Park Blvd
Newnan, GA 30263
Mondays: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesdays: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesdays: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursdays: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Fridays: Administrative Day (no counseling)