1. Qualifications: Master’s degree (MSW) earned from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in Massachusetts and undergraduate degree completed at George Washington University. Licenses: LCSW-BACS # 5040 with the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners ph # 225-756-3470; LCSW # C008050 with the North Carolina Social Work Certification & Licensing Board ph # 800-550-7009.
2. Christina Beauregard LCSW, LLC: is a sole proprietorship; Christina Beauregard, LCSW-BACS is the owner of this business and practices privately in this office, currently in New Orleans, LA and phone is (504) 684-5373.
3. Counseling Relationship: I see counseling as a process based on mutual trust and respect. You the client, and I, the counselor, work together in an effort to: (a) develop and build a relationship founded on trust and respect; (b) explore and define the issues that led you to seek counseling; (c) identify exceptions to these issues, including identifying your unique strengths and abilities so that you can; (d) develop and implement solutions to these issues; (e) work toward your goals and develop concrete steps for meeting those goals; and (f) identify strategies that you can continue to develop and access in order to meet goals across the lifespan.
4. Areas of Expertise: I have a general practice but have specialized training and experience in treating intersections of psychological, emotional and mental health issues, including addiction treatment/substance abuse and dual diagnoses. My areas of treatment specialization include Depression, Bipolar/Mood Disorders, Addiction and Substance Abuse, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Adult & Adolescent Mental Health, Domestic Violence & Family Conflict, Grief and Loss, LGBT, Crisis and Stress Management, and Life Transitions. Aside from being skilled in providing psychotherapy for the above issues, I as well have skills ingroup, couples and family therapy.
5. Fee Scales: Clients are seen by appointment only and fees vary by service type. Session fees are generally charged by noon on the business day prior to your scheduled appointment time. Cancellations must be made before that time and will only be waived for (1) hospitalizations/illnesses verified by a doctor's note or (2) if we are able to rebook your appointment time. Some insurances are now accepted at this time and I am able to assist with out-of-network claims if your insurance is not accepted. As the clinician and owner of this practice I have the right to alter these payment schedules at any time and hold all clients to a new payment schedule if I decides to do so. The following are the fee schedules for private pay clients that do no have insurance or do not wish to use insurance.
Initial Consultation $120
Standard Psychotherapy Sessions $90
Open Path $60-80
6. Therapeutic Orientation: During my training I studied multiple therapies, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal theories. I believe that each individual requires an individualized approach. I feel privileged to support individuals in their journey towards a better quality of life, and believe the safety and intimacy of a therapeutic relationship can foster profound changes in a person’s well being in a matter of months. Longer-term psychotherapy can lead to even deeper growth, such as the development of a more authentic sense of self, freedom from longstanding maladaptive behaviors, the accumulation of personal wisdom, and the deepening of one’s sense of personal insight and place in the world.
7. Clients Served: I work with a variety of clients in individual, couples/partner, family and group counseling formats.
8. Code of Conduct: As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am required by state laws to adhere to a code of conduct for practice. A copy of this code is available on request or through the LA & NC Social Work Licensing Boards.
9. Privileged Communications: Materials revealed in counseling will remain strictly confidential with the following exceptions: a. The client signs a written release of information indicating informed consent of such release, including those required by health insurance companies. b. The client expresses intent to harm him/herself or someone else. c. There is reasonable suspicion of abuse or neglect of a child, elderly person over age 60 or a dependent adult. d. A court order is received requiring legal disclosure of information. It is my policy to assert privileged communication on behalf of the client and the right to consult with the client if at all possible, except during an emergency, before mandated disclosure. I will endeavor to apprise clients of all mandated disclosures as conceivable. In the event of couples, marriage or family counseling, material obtained from an adult client individually may be shared with the client’s spouse, partner or other family members only with the client’s permission. Any material obtained from a minor client may be shared with that client’s parents or guardian. 9. Emergency Situations: If an emergency should arise, you may seek help through hospital emergency rooms or by calling 911.
10. Client Responsibilities: You, the client, are a full partner in counseling. Your honesty, effort and commitment to the counseling process are essential to its success. If, as we work together, you have suggestions or concerns about the counseling process, I expect you to share those concerns with me as they arise so we can make the necessary adjustments to continue to allow the process to best serve you. If it develops that another mental health provider may best serve you, I expect you to inform me of this and to grant me permission to share information with your provider in order to effectively coordinate your services.
11. Physical Health: Attention to intersections of physical and mental health is an important pat of the counseling process and physical health issues may contribute to your emotional well-being. If you have not had a physical exam in the past year, it is recommended that you do so and that you provide me with a continuously updated list of any medications you are taking &/or any medical health updates or changes to your physical health.
12. Potential Counseling Risk: As the client, you should be aware that counseling poses potential risks. In the course of the counseling process it is possible that additional problems or issues may surface of which you were not initially aware. If this occurs, you should feel free to share those new concerns with me.