What Is Invested Counseling?
JCity Center for Hope and Renewal offers a unique type of professional counseling that allows individuals, couples, and families to exchange of hours of community service or local church ministry for counseling sessions. Invested counseling is predominantly for those who are underinsured, have no insurance, or have coverage under Medicaid, All Kids, or Medicare that prohibits them from seeing the Christian counselor of choice.
Areas of counseling available include mental health, trauma, relationships, grief, conflict resolution, and spiritual issues. Depending on availability of counselors, sessions may be scheduled for children and teens, as well as adults. Clients with private or employer-provided insurance coverage may not qualify for invested counseling but may receive counseling at the Center through our partner agency, Caring Counseling Ministries.
Community service or ministry may be provided by a family member or friend for those who are unable to fulfill the requirement, i.e., the elderly, disabled, small children, etc. The service may be provided in Johnston City, the surrounding area, or in the client’s local church. Telehealth (online) counseling is available for residents of Illinois who live at any distance from the Center, provided the service hours are worked in that person’s community or local church and verified by a pastor or other community leader.
The professionals who provide invested counseling services are well-trained Christian counselors, either clinical or pastoral, who volunteer their time for this ministry.