COUNSELING AND OTHER OPTIONS...from a Christian and Biblical Worldview

Public Speaking


Darlene Morgan has been speaking in church and recovery settings for over 25 years and is available to speak on topics related to emotional, spiritual, and relational growth. She has been a regular speaker at Willow Creek's Marriage Matters ministry in addition to being a retreat and conference speaker in the Chicago area.  If you are interested in having her speak to your group you may reach her directly at dmorganlcpc@aol.com.

Part of her role is to help each client set and work towards goals that will bring about sustained transformation.  Darlene respects where each person is regarding Biblical perspectives and worldview to aid clients in healing and recovery.  This includes aiding the client in relating righteously and maintaining healthy and loving boundaries, as well as how to change distorted cognitions.

A comprehensive diagnostic evaluation with an extensive history is done in the initial sesson and treatment goals are jointly set.  Subsquent sessions are from 39 to 58 minutes, depending on insurance limitations or clinical need. Discounted fees may be as low as $60.00. (See Client Fees).

Darlene works with couples exploring family of origin issues and generational influences and how they impact the marital relationship.  Using this background, she aids couples in authentic relating, healthy communication, application of biblical principles in marriage, and learning to forgive and release old judgments and critical, toxic ways of viewing the marriage and/or the spouse. 

Fees for couples counseling are the same as those for individual counseling.  Please check with your insurance company to ensure that marital counseling is a provided benefit as many insurance companies do not cover marital therapy unless substance abuse and/or domestic violence is involved.

Initial Diagnostic Evaluation

What can I expect on my first visit?

On your initial visit, your counselor will want to learn what has been causing you concern over time and what currently brings you to therapy. You may desire to ask questions of your counselor regarding training, counseling approach, integration of faith into the counseling process, and anything you might be curious about concerning the process of therapy and how it relates to you. 

With the initial visit also comes the typical amount of paperwork, such as identifying information, a comprehensive mental health examination, privacy forms, insurance forms, etc. Be sure to bring your insurance card, if applicable.

Confidentiality

As a counselor licensed with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Darlene subscribes to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice which require counselors to protect the confidentiality of their communications with clients.  As a client, you are guaranteed the protection of confidentiality within the boundaries of the client/counselor relationship.  Any disclosure will be made with your full written, informed consent and will be limited to a specific period of time and may be revoked by you at any time.  The only limitations to confidentiality occur when the counselor feels there is "clear and imminent danger" to you or others.  Whenever possible, you will be informed before confidential information is revealed.  

HIPAA (Health Information Portability and Accountability Act)

All healthcare practitioners, including mental health counselors, are required to subscribe to HIPAA requirements regarding protection of the privacy of all forms of confidential information.  This includes but is not limited to email and voicemail communication, patient files and records including clinical progress notes.  All forms of communication with Darlene Morgan LCPC are protected per HIPAA and a full explanation and informed consent regarding HIPAA compliance will be provided with other relevant clinical paperwork at the initial diagnosis evaluation.  Email and voice mail communication coming to Darlene Morgan's computer and telephone respectively are confidential and HIPAA-compliant. However, it is not possible to ensure that communication coming to you from Darlene Morgan via your voice mail, answering machine, or computer email account is private, secure, and HIPAA-compliant.








               

Offices at Northbrook and Arlington Heights
1500 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 560, Northbrook, IL  60062 
and 814 W Happfield Drive in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Telephone and Voicemail for Both Locations:  (847) 498-8925 X2
Email:  DMorganLCPC@AOL.com

 




 
 
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