Our Services

New Salem Counseling Services

Pastoral & Biblical Counseling

While pastoral and biblical counselors are not licensed counselors, they can be incredibly helpful when an individual is not experiencing a “clinical mental health” concern. Pastoral and biblical counseling is often thought of as “problem-based professional discipleship” where the counselor uses the Bible to identify, understand, and address personal and relational problems.

Each of our professional pastoral and biblical counselors holds a master’s degree in counseling and has experience providing clinically-informed biblical counseling. Pastoral and biblical counselors do not charge a set fee for their services, but are paid by New Salem Counseling and dependent on donations to this organization for their support.

Licensed & Clinical Counseling

Licensed counselors have advanced training and experience working with a large variety of personal and relational concerns including those classified as “clinical mental health.” Licensed counselors use both biblical and psychological principles to promote emotional, relational, and spiritual healing.

Each of our licensed counselors holds a master’s degree in counseling and has been licensed by their state licensure board. Licensed counselors do charge a fee for their service. Some of our licensed counselors can accept third-party payments from health insurance companies.

Therapy & Support Groups

Therapy and support groups are similar in that they are a small group of individuals (typically 4-10) who meet regularly to find personal growth in a struggle that is shared by all group members.

Therapy groups are led by one of New Salem’s counseling staff, and there is a fee for the participants. CLICK HERE for information on therapy groups offered through New Salem.

Support groups are led by lay persons (not trained counselors) who have personally experienced what the other group members are working through, and there is not a fee for participation. CLICK HERE for information on support groups offered at Calvary Baptist Church.

 

 

Classes & Workshops

At various times throughout the year, New Salem will offer a variety of training classes and workshops. These opportunities will address various mental health and relationship topics such as marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, parenting, communication skills, mentor training, and more. These classes will be led by New Salem staff or other leaders from our community. Some of these classes will be offered at no charge while others will have a registration fee.

New opportunites will be available starting this Fall.

Costs & Insurance

New Salem Counseling is a church-based nonprofit ministry providing gospel-centered biblical and licensed counseling along with other services and opportunities. Some of our counseling and services have an associated fee while other services are provided on a contribution basis.

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Licensed Counselors

The rate for licensed counselors who bill third party payers (healthcare plans):

  • $125 per 45-50 minute session
  • +$25 for an intake session

The rate for licensed counselors who take only self-pay clients:

  • $90 per 45-50 minute session*
  • +$25 for an intake session

A superbill for client services can be issued by the counselor. This bill can be submitted for reimbursement according to the client’s healthcare plan or HSA/FSA account. (New Salem Counseling is not yet able to bill insurance companies for services.)

A $50 fee may be charged for those who cancel an appointment with less than 48 hours’ notice or fail to show for an appointment. If there are more than two cancellations without appropriate notification, services may be terminated.

*Active members of our host church (Calvary Baptist) receive a $15/session discount.

 

 

Biblical Counselors

Biblical counselors do not charge a fee and cannot bill third party payers; biblical counselors are paid by New Salem Counseling from donations received.

The recommended donation for pastoral and biblical counselors:

  • $75-125 per 45-50 minute session*

New Salem may request a $50 donation for those who cancel an appointment with less than 48 hours’ notice or fail to show for an appointment. If there are more than two cancellations without appropriate notification, services may be terminated.

*Active members of our host church (Calvary Baptist) receive a $15/session discount.

 

Interns & Volunteers

At times, New Salem has counseling interns (students in a counseling program) who provide counseling services under the supervision of a licensed counselor as part of their training.

  • The rate for counseling interns is $25 per 45-50 minute session

 

At times, New Salem counseling has volunteer counselors on the team who volunteer their time to serve the community through this ministry.

  • There is no charge for these counseling services but donations to support the ministry of New Salem Counseling are accepted.
Therapy Groups

Therapy groups are fee-based and led by a professional counselor. The rate for therapy groups is:

  • $30 per 60 minute group
  • $35 per 90 minute group
Classes & Workshops

The rate for classes and workshops vary depending on the length of the class, the topic, and the presenter. Please check the event registration page for more information.

Contributions & Payments

Payments and any contributions should be made to New Salem Counseling, Inc. at the time of service or event registration.

New Salem Counseling desires to provide services to individuals regardless of their ability to pay. Counseling assistance can be requested and provided based on need and funds available.

New Salem Counseling is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that accepts tax deductible contributions to help provide counseling and other services at a reduced rate. Contribution credit for current clients is limited to the amount given in excess of the recommended donations for services received.