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Counseling Services

Empower Counseling, PC schedules sessions by appointment only.

In-Person and Telehealth Sessions available

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  • Eating Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Career planning

  • Conflict resolution

  • Depression

  • Divorce process and recovery

  • Domestic violence

  • Bullying

  • Grief/Loss

  • Couples Counseling 

  • Interpersonal relationships

  • Low self-esteem

  •  Play Therapy  

  • Pre-Marital Counseling 

  • Body Image

  • Parenting

  • Self-injury

  • Stress Management

  • Sexual abuse/assault recovery

  • Transitions

  • PTSD and Trauma recovery

  • Substance Abuse and Recovery

  • Infertility

  • Postpartum depression

  • Caregiver Stress

  • Blended Families

  • Anger Management

  • LGBTQIA+ 

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Fees and Insurance:

*Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please call us at (434) 219-5621 or email to inquire about the insurance plans Empower Counseling, PC participates with. A Super Bill will also be provided if the client would like to private pay and perhaps file insurance on their own. Anthem, BCBS, Aetna, Aetna Better Health,Cigna, Optima, Tricare, PCHP, OPTUM/UHC, EAP services and more. 

Residents:

Our Residents have a temporary license and are completing hours towards residency. (Please see the counselors page to read about their expertise!) 

Jordyn Chaverri, Resident in Counseling, Christina Cunningham, Resident in Counseling, Geoffrey Dill, Resident in Counseling, Skylar Turner, Resident in Counseling & Shannon Soto, Resident in Counseling

Fees:  $65 Per Session,  Cigna, Anthem Health Keepers Medicaid and Aetna Insurance 

Clinical Supervision:

Trish McCoy Kessler, LPC, CEDS & Approved Consultant is certified by the state of Virginia to provide clinical supervision to Residents in Counseling who are seeking licensure.

Fee is $70 per hour.  She is also certified as an Approved Consultant with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) to provide supervision to Licensed Clinicians seeking certification as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Fee is $125 per hour for supervision for CEDS certification as of September 1, 2020

Tara Cothren, LPC, Adam Cothren, LPC, Debra Crowder, LPC, Ryan Smith, LPC, Amy Roupe, LPC & Emily Woody, LPC, CEDS are certified by the state of Virginia to provide clinical supervision to Residents in Counseling who are seeking licensure. 

Fee is $70 per hour.

Payment:

Debit Cards, HSA cards, Cash or Checks are accepted for payment.

Cancellation Policy

A No Show or Late Cancel appointment hurts you, your therapist, and another client who could have used your time slot. Therapy sessions are scheduled in advance and are a time reserved exclusively for you. We can only bill your insurance company for sessions if you are present.


When you cancel without adequate notice, we cannot fill this time slot by offering it to another current client, a client on the waitlist, or a client with a clinical emergency.
Without a cancellation fee policy, your therapist will lose money or the opportunity to schedule another client if you late-cancel or do not show up.



You can cancel or reschedule an appointment if you provide 24-hour notice. If you cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice or fail to show up, you will be charged a $100 fee for LPC’s and $65 for Residents in Counseling. Insurance will not pay for late cancels or No-Show appointments. Our cancellation policy is not a penalty or a punishment. Most clients understand this. You will be charged the above fee when you miss or cancel an appointment without giving 24-hour advance notice. If an appointment is scheduled for 3:00 pm on a Tuesday, we must receive notice by 3:00 pm on Monday at the latest. *For Monday appointments, you need to cancel on Friday.

You can cancel your appointment by calling our office (434) 219-5621.


We will only waive this fee in the event of serious or contagious illness, extreme weather, or other unavoidable circumstances. If you are unsure, please get in touch with our office for further guidance. You should view your therapy appointments like you view any other medical appointment.

No-Show & Late Cancellation Policy 

Our cancellation policy is this:

Confidentiality:

Privacy is the utmost importance to my clients. All counseling sessions are confidential. This means that no information is released to individuals outside the counseling session without the client’s consent.

There are certain exceptions to this rule, as permitted by law. Exceptions Include:

  1. If you pose a threat to harm yourself, to harm another person, the counselor is mandated by law, or permitted by law, to help prevent the potential harm from happening. This may include contacting appropriate officials (police, physicians, psychiatrist).
     

  2. If abuse or harmful neglect of children, the elderly, or disabled/incompetent is known or reasonably suspected, the counselor must file a report with the Department of Social Services.
     

  3.  A court order, issued by a judge, could require the counselor to release information contained in your records, or could require the counselor to testify in court to resolve a legal issue.
     

  4.  Reports of unprofessional or unethical conduct by another mental health professional must be reported to that professional's licensure board.

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