Getting Started

How do I get started?

To get started, you may call Dr. Brandick at the church number (814) 838-7515. We will discuss your concerns to see how we may be of help to you, and set up a time to meet.

While we are preparing to meet, please download and fill out the Personal Data Inventory. You may may email it, or bring it with you to your first session. If this is for marital counseling, each spouse should bring his or her own form. The Personal Data Inventory and Consent to Counsel must be signed. If the counselee is a minor, it must be signed by a parent or guardian. Click on the link below to open the Personal Data Inventory. You may then save it to your computer, it is a fill-able form.

Click here to open the Personal Data Inventory

How long is the process?

There are certain cases that may last for only a few sessions. But the average case lasts between 12 and 17 sessions. Each weekly session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Much of this will depend upon your commitment to the counseling process.

The first few sessions will be heavy on gathering information from you and providing hope, direction, and a foundation for biblical change. As the sessions continue, we will focus more and more specifically upon your problems and how change is brought about by the direct and practical application of biblical teaching.

Is there a fee?

There is a flat fee of $65 per session. But we understand that there may be financial difficulties and some of the local churches have offered help for their members who are in financial need. Other discounts may apply. We do not accept third party insurance payments. This allows us to maintain our distinctives in biblical counseling.

What should I do before we meet?

Pray for your self that God would show you the areas in which He desires to work.

Pray for your counselor that God would give him the insight and wisdom to know where to work and what to say.

Pray for others to be encouraged in the counseling process.

Come with a “learners spirit” to receive and act upon biblical counsel.

Be sure to bring a Bible and a notebook.

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