FAQs

Your Questions Answered

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a healthcare service that helps you clarify your thinking, move past difficult events, and/or figure out your next steps in life. Counseling is appropriate for ages 3 to 103, and different approaches best serve different age ranges. I am best suited to serve people between the ages of 19 and 50.  My services are licensed by the state and regulated by a state board for counselors and therapists.

What are your fees?

I change $125 for 55-minute sessions. Special pricing may be available in some cases, so feel free to ask! 

INSURANCE: I am no longer accepting new Insurance-Based Clients.

How can i book a Session?

Absolutely, and I hope you will.  Click here access my Client Portal and get started:
https://martin-altman-counseling-llc.clientsecure.me/client_portal

Do you give spiritual advice?

Yes and No. Good counseling is not focused on advice giving.  I focus on helping you figure out what may be holding you back from personal, spiritual, and relational growth and/or what your really want out of life.   I won't put ideas in your head or force my beliefs on you. I'm no Bible scholar, but I've been around the Church long enough to have faced most of the crises of faith that we all eventually encounter.  You'll be accepted, as Brennan Manning said, "Just as you are and not as you should be. Because none of us are as we should be."

Do you recommend any other counselors?

Absolutely!  Metro Atlanta is home to some wonderful folks providing similar services.  I recommend finding someone who:

1 - You "click with" and feel comfortable talking to about deeper issues

2 - Is a qualified expert in your specific area of need (children should see a Registered Play Therapist, denoted by RPT)

3 - Is a fully licensed counselor or social worker (or higher) and is fully licensed by the state.
 

Here are a couple of people who I refer to readily:
Brent Sweitzer, LPC, RPT at www.sweitzercounseling.com

Karen Fuller, LMFT, RPT at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/karen-fuller-acworth-ga/241211