Counseling

Welcome to the First Baptist Counseling Ministry overview.

It may be that life has gotten very difficult or you just need some direction and encouragement. There are times that we all need guidance. My counseling perspective is to integrate clinically based techniques with a biblical worldview. I will do my best to make you feel welcomed and safe during your counseling journey. 

Mission Statement: Our goal is to address the spiritual and emotional needs of our lives that are essential for the purpose of fullness of life and preparation for Great Commission involvement. We are created as relational beings, therefore it is important to address our relationship with God, others, and ourselves. This can be identified as Spiritual, Social, and Personal development.

Contact us: To schedule an appointment, please call 864-699-4310. Your call is completely confidential and will be answered directly or returned by the close of the next business day. For emergency help call 911 or the National Suicide Lifeline @ 1-800-273-8255

About me: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Candidate. My therapy style is a cognitive behavioral approach integrated with a biblical worldview. I am certified as a Prepare and Enrich Marriage Counselor and an Anger Management Specialist. I have also worked with substance abuse clients at Miracle Hill Ministries and The Forrester Center. Prior to receiving my Doctorate of Ministry from North Greenville University, I received my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Liberty University. I also serve as Associate Minister with Single Adults and Pastoral Ministries.

Services: Premarital / Marital • Divorce • Career Guidance • Pornography • Grief & Loss • Anger • PTSD • Alcohol Addiction • Single Parenting • Blended Families • Anxiety & Depression • Coping Skills

Appointments /Cancellations: Appointments are approximately 50 minutes each. Please notify me at least 24 hours in advance if you must cancel or reschedule an appointment. If You Fail An Appointment With Out Calling, Except In The Case Of An Emergency, You Will Be Charged A Fee For Your Appointment Time.

Confidentiality: Shared personal information is strictly confidential and will not be revealed unless you, or a parent in the case of a minor (less than 18 years old) give specific written authorization to release information. The office will be discreet if they need to contact you at home or your office. If you do not wish to be contacted at home or the office, please let me know so it can be recorded in your records. Please let me or the office know how you wish to be contacted.

            • Exceptions to Confidentiality (Duty to Warn):                                                                       Although shared personal information is confidential there are exceptions to the confidences such as: (1) Suicidal threats or attempts, (2) To prevent a clear and immediate danger to another person, (3) Suspected child abuse or neglect, (4) Suspected abuse or neglect of a vulnerable person, (5) If it is determined that you are in need of hospitalization, (6) Or otherwise mandated or allowed by law or ethical codes for which I am responsible.

            • Notice of Privacy Practices:

We are dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your personal health information as part of providing professional care. We are required by law to keep your information private. You will be given a copy of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) which will explain your rights as a therapy client. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this notice or our privacy policies.

Risks: Therapy naturally involves activities such as identifying emotions and revealing secrets. There may be risks associated with your disclosures to other family members or other family member's disclosures during the course of therapy, as well as exploration of issues. Decisions to disclose will be made by you except where mandated by law. Discussing painful issues will naturally create discomfort. Your participation in therapy is essential toward helping you address your concerns.

I cannot guarantee outcomes. The outcomes may vary from your expectations. You may discontinue participation in therapy at any time. If at any time you are not satisfied with the course of the therapy, please discuss this concern with me

Fees: Fees are based upon a sliding scale and are due at the time of your scheduled session. Resources, books, and curriculum cost will be additional. If you are unable to pay for a session, please notify the counselor before the session. We can only accept cash or check at this time. There is no fee for members of First Baptist Church but there will be a cost for additional resources.

Annual Income            Fee per hour

< $20,000                         $25.00
$20,001 - $35,000            $35.00
$35,001 - $50,000            $50.00
$50,001 >                         $70.00

Keith Phillips D.Min., LPC

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