What to Expect

We understand that fear of the unknown prevents many people from seeking help, which is why we’ve developed a list of frequently asked questions. For answers to unlisted questions, please contact us via email or phone.

How often will I meet with my therapist or academic coach? Although most of our therapy sessions occur face-to-face weekly for 50-minutes, we offer bi-weekly, monthly, and telehealth options for busy, traveling, and distance clients. Academic coaching sessions are one hour each, occur at a frequency outlined in your individualized study plan, and are offered face-to-face and via Zoom.

How much is each session? Our standard rate for therapy is $155 per session. Academic coaching is $50 per session.

How will I pay for each session? Our desire to be flexible to your needs allows us to offer a variety of payment options, including cash, credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, HSA), Paypal, and even Venmo and Cash app! Although we do not accept insurance, we can generate a monthly superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for direct reimbursement.

What’s the difference between counseling and psychotherapy? Although the terms are often used interchangeably, counseling and psychotherapy differ. Counseling is generally short-term and focused on solving current issues while psychotherapy occurs over a more extended period of time and explores the impact of the past on the present. Psychotherapy clients should be open to sharing experiences, thoughts, and emotions and respecting their assigned therapist’s commitment to recognizing and challenging unhealthy behavioral, emotional, and mental patterns that may be contributing to ongoing issues.

What is academic coaching? Academic coaching is the collaborative process of helping students and certification-seeking professionals examine concerns related to information retention, time management, procrastination, and test preparation – to include note taking and reading strategies. Academic coaches not only assist clients with conquering coursework and examinations, but with understanding the intersections between their barriers to success, study habits, and outcomes.

How do I know if I need help? We all do…and it’s okay, because life isn’t meant to be tackled alone.

How do I get started? Send us a short email (for therapy – dylesia@ecb-nashville.org; for coaching – nigel@ecb-nashville.org) outlining when you’d like to get started, what days and times generally work for you, and your reason(s) for seeking services. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, including those related to how the therapeutic and academic coaching processes work. From there, we’ll schedule your first appointment and email you our intake paperwork which you should complete online prior to our session.