FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I schedule and appointment?

Just call Greg at 704-787-1793, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.You can email him with your phone number and the best time to reach you. If he can’t answer his phone when you call, just leave a message with your name and phone number, and he’ll call you back as soon as possible. It’s confidential, he is the only one that hears the message, so you can leave personal information, if you would like.


Do you take insurance?

Yes. Accepted are most major health insurance plans, and managed care plans. Including Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue shield, CMC/Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), Cigna, Magellan, Medcost, Medicaid, United Healthcare/Optum Health, Value Options, and NC State Health Plan. Also, most major Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s) are accepted. Including Corporate Counseling Associates (CCA), Network Advantage, Cigna EAP, Aetna EAP, United health Care/United Behavioral Health (UBH) EAP/Optum Health EAP, and more.


Will my insurance cover counseling/psychotherapy?

Probably. Most of the time insurance will cover counseling. Please contact your health plan and ask them what your benefits are for outpatient counseling in an office setting. The phone number is usually on the back of your insurance card. Just ask your representative what your co-pay is and if you have a deductible. Write this information down and bring it along with your insurance card to your first appointment. Your benefits will be verified after your first visit.


How long are appointments and how many will I need?

Appointments are approximately 50 minutes long. Most clients benefit from sessions once a week initially. Then, based on progress we can go to every other week and so on. Since each client is unique and has different goals, this varies. If the problems are relatively simple and clear, it may only take five sessions. If the issues are more complex and deep, it may take ten to fifteen sessions or more. Most of my client’s feel a sense of relief and insight within 12 sessions.


What if I am uncomfortable with the idea of counseling/psychotherapy?

It is better to face our problems then run and hide from them. People often try to distract from their issues with alcohol, drugs, avoidance, overextending, distractions, and other maladaptive coping strategies. Sometimes initially people feel a little worse before they get better. It’s kind of like exercise. You’re going to be a little sore when you first start. But it is well worth it! This is sometimes because some people have defended against negative feelings by denying, compartmentalizing, distracting, and avoiding looking at themselves clearly. It can be a little tense when the issues are first put on the table. However, these issues have a way of coming out in bad ways and controlling us, instead of us controlling the issues.